Sommerset’s Parking Lot Paving Services

Make the first impression last.
Your parking lot isn’t just a patch of asphalt – it’s the first thing customers see, the gateway to your establishment.
In other words, your blacktop is our business card.

Installing or repaving a parking lot is a significant investment, but in the right hands, it pays dividends in dollars and looks. Not only does it add value to your property, but it also elevates the entire look and feel of your business.

Why do Sommerset’s clients put their parking lots in our hands? In two words: it’s custom. Tailored to the terrain, traffic and usage. Everything your lot needs and nothing it doesn’t. Whether it’s sealing maintenance or parking lot striping, we’ve got the gear, the grit and the know-how to get it done right.

From milling to overlays, pulverizing to patching and maintenance, or even complete removal and replacement, Sommerset’s experts have you covered. The choice of asphalt or concrete is up to you, but our commitment to excellent materials, machinery and craftsmanship is non-negotiable.

Our paving process is meticulous, designed for longevity in Michigan’s erratic climate. Hot rolling joints, careful compaction testing, flawless striping and precise painting are par for the course. From permits and prep to surface milling, grading, pouring, compaction and marking, we leave no stone unturned. When it’s all done and dusted, your new parking lot will reflect your standards of quality and safety. Maybe even elevate them.

Here's a quick rundown of what you can expect during your parking lot project.

Planning & site preparation

Consultation: We’ll start with a chat to discuss your needs and goals for the parking lot. We want to make sure the project scope and approach are pitch-perfect.

Site Preparation: Before we can start laying down asphalt, we need to prep the parking lot’s site. This might involve clearing the area, removing any existing pavement, and ensuring the ground is level and stable.

Cold Milling: If necessary, we’ll use cold milling to remove any existing asphalt – down to the sub-grade layer, if necessary. This ensures a solid surface for the new pavement.

Installation & pouring

Base Layer Installation: Next, we’ll lay down a base layer of gravel or aggregate to provide a stable foundation for the asphalt.

Asphalt Paving: Now it’s time for the main event! We’ll bring in the hot asphalt mix and use one of our state-of-the-art paving machines to apply the material in even passes across the surface.


Compaction: Once the asphalt is in place, we’ll use vibratory rollers to compact it, ensuring a smooth and even surface.

Pavement Marking: Finally, we’ll paint the parking lines and any other markings to designate parking spaces and traffic flow.

Throughout the process, we’ll use a variety of tools and equipment, including paving machines, dump trucks, rollers and painting equipment. Our goal is to deliver a high-quality parking lot that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.

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Asphalt maintenance +

Business leadership is a long game, and so is asphalt maintenance. From spring thaw until the ground’s too cold for paving, we’ll fix any issues with your pavement, perform routine touch-ups and refresh the sealant. As a result, your parking lot can last up to 25 years. If you think it might be time for a removal and replacement, don’t hesitate to reach out for a complimentary inspection and honest advice.

Asphalt milling+

When damage strikes, our cold-plane asphalt milling technique comes to the rescue. Not only does it save the sub-base, but it’s also eco-friendly and cost-effective. We ensure your investment lasts by extending the pavement’s lifespan by up to eight years.

Asphalt paving+

When it comes to new asphalt construction, we don’t just lay down pavement – we craft enduring solutions tailored to your specific needs. From meticulous site planning to focused project management, we guarantee long-lasting results that stand the test of time.

Asphalt driveways+

“I’d love it if my driveway was a trip and slip hazard,” says no one ever. Whether it’s your kids running their hearts out and riding bikes on an August afternoon or yourself stepping out of the car after commuting through a snowstorm, everyone needs a strong and smooth driveway that repels water and withstands temperature swings. By applying two layers of asphalt, our team will ensure your driveway says “welcome home” for many years.

Recycled asphalt+

Cool fact: Asphalt is 100% reusable and is one of the most recycled products in the United States. Recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) is an affordable and earth-conscious option for your parking lot or driveway. RAP has a few advantages over traditional paving which uses crushed limestone aggregate. Because RAP is smoother, cars kick up less dust, snow plows can’t displace it as easily and the overall look of RAP is more aesthetically pleasing.

Asphalt recycling happens in many ways. Most newly produced asphalt contains recycled material; case in point, some amount of recycled asphalt goes into nearly all of Sommerset’s projects.

100% recycled asphalt is useful as the sub-base for your pavement or as the surface material itself in place of another crushed aggregate or concrete.

Sectors we serve

We help businesses looking to enhance their professional image and operational efficiency. We work with homeowners looking for durable and beautiful driveways. And we serve municipalities who rely on us to maintain public spaces and make the most of taxpayer dollars.

No matter the substrate, terrain, or size of your job, we apply the same exacting standards every time. Get a free quote today, or explore the links below to see how we approach projects like yours.

Innovation is a team sport.
Paving to the power of we

At Sommerset, we understand that each paving job is different. Whether it’s fixing the drainage system, perfecting the surface grade, performing maintenance or painting stripes, we combine engineering brainpower with the eye of an artist and the hands of a craftsman.

When you choose Sommerset for your parking lot, you’re not hiring a crew that’ll swoop in, do the job and forget about it the moment the last truck drives off. You’re hiring a group of friendly, hardworking people who believe innovation is a team sport and every job is a chance to outdo ourselves. You’re hiring a communication company that happens to do paving. You’re teaming up with locals who genuinely care about building and maintaining roads that bring everyone in southern Michigan home. Meaning? if we’re on-site and spot something extra that needs doing, we’ll handle it because that’s what neighbors do.

Lastly, we actually communicate, and clients tell us we do it pretty well. If you’ve worked with other contractors in the past, chances are you’ve experienced inconsistent, unclear or unprofessional communication. But it shouldn’t be that way.

Call it our uncommon background. Call it caring. We call it common sense and business as usual.

If you’re ready to get started on your parking lot project, call Sommerset Paving at 734 · 929 · 0641 or fill out our quote request form.

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