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Smoothly paved roads are a driver’s dream. They also improve the curbside appeal of real estate and help channel rainwater where it’s supposed to go.
To reap all these benefits, you’ll need the best asphalt contractors in the city. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a list of the best ones in Winnipeg for you today.
We’ll also give you a heads-up on pricing before answering some common questions about paving with asphalt.
How much does asphalt paving cost in Winnipeg?
There are two main components that go into paving a new road with asphalt, and that’s materials and labour. Let’s run through each of them briefly.
Materials are the asphalt itself but can also include extra gravel, sand, paint, and special coatings. There’s even the option to pave with porous asphalt, which helps minimise run-off in flood-prone areas.
Labour, on the other hand, includes excavation, compacting, grading, and installation, to name a few things. This would also include removing old asphalt if you’re looking to replace bumpy roads.
Labour costs also cover operational expenses to power heavy equipment and maintain worker insurance.
All these elements come together to support quality construction. Here’s a range of how much they cost, from removal to installation.
|Asphalt removal||$1 – $3 per square foot|
|Standard asphalt||$1 – $6 per square foot|
|Labour and installation cost||$5 – $8 per square foot|
|Porous asphalt (labour included)||$8 – $15 per square foot|
|Top coated asphalt||$3 – $7 per square foot|
|Asphalt repair||$500 – $3,500|
Another important thing to note is that the price of asphalt is tied to fluctuations in the crude oil market. That’s because asphalt is a petroleum byproduct, and is partially affected by global trends.
Best Asphalt Contractors in Winnipeg
Now that you know the costs, let’s roll out our list for the top asphalt contractors in Winnipeg.
1. Superior Asphalt Paving
|SERVICES||Commercial Paving, Property Managers Report, Residential Paving, Parking Lot Sweeping and Line Painting|
|ADDRESS||40 Nicolas Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2J 0T5, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-254-3737 (24/7) |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Thursday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM |
Fridays, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Superior Asphalt Paving started out in 1984 with just 4 employees doing small repairs on cracks and potholes. Now, they have 45 dedicated crew members who can accommodate your paving needs at any scale.
Their decades of industry experience is also backed by their national COR status and A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. This means you can rest easy knowing that they’re serious about national safety standards and handling heavy equipment.
If you want the full package, Superior Asphalt is involved in all aspects of the paving process from start to finish. This includes excavation, layouts, compaction, seal coating, and everything in between.
They’re also equipped to handle municipal contracts with the city, such as streets and public sports courts. When they’re not constructing new roads and driveways, they double as a snow removal service in the winter.
This might have you thinking that they’re experts at everything, but assessing fault lines isn’t within their area of expertise. It’s no surprise then that cracking due to unexpected ground movement isn’t covered by their service warranty.
Here’s what clients have to say about the work done by Superior Asphalt Paving:
“Superior Asphalt Paving Co. did a fantastic job of excavating, levelling and paving our parking pad. The preparation work was thorough, including a surveyor who came to ensure the grade would drain. The actual paving was magical to watch how the crew under foreman Felix Hernandez worked together to quickly, efficiently and artfully finish the asphalt surface. The job site was left clean and tidy and the worker who borrowed our garden hose even coiled it up tidily when he was finished with it (which we never do), as an example of the crew respecting our property. We were so impressed and pleased, and very glad we chose this company. Both crews were friendly and answered all our questions. We would recommend this company.”―Steve West
“From the initial visit by the estimator, to the gravel and asphalt crews and to the quality control visit, the professionalism and service attitude of Superior was front and centre. They made a difficult job look easy: the hallmark of true professionals. The crews paid attention to details: getting the little triangle of sunken approach concrete sawed down, getting a straight edge on both sides of the driveway and making an elegant curve on the little sidewalk transition area. All of the work was done in two visits and within two weeks of the estimator coming. The price was exactly as quoted, although many little extras popped up, like the water shut-off valve that needed a sleeve. A big shout out to Richard, Brian, Kevin and Nicolas. I would recommend them for your driveway. Many neighbours have been by to admire my new, beautiful driveway!”―Ken Neil
2. Potholes Plus 2009
|SERVICES||Asphalt Repair and Maintenance, Driveway Construction|
|ADDRESS||14 Datomar Rd, Headingley, Manitoba R4H 1J8, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-697-9019|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM |
Weekends by appointment only
If small patchwork is what you’re looking for, consider Potholes Plus. While they aren’t built to pave the next big highway, being a small operation has its advantages.
For one, it’s a family-owned business with a tight-knit team and good client relations. Since they’re all about supporting their clients long-term, we recommend them as a go-to contact for road or driveway maintenance.
What sets them apart from big contractors is that they can accommodate your project, no matter how small. These include hot tar crack filling, correcting uneven roads, potholes, and more.
While they specialise in repairs, they’ll happily build you a new driveway, sidewalk, or parking pad. They also build wheelchair ramps, speed bumps, and parking stops.
We like that the team at Potholes Plus don’t try to sell you on their services if they think you need something more. They’ll even refer you to one of the many other contractors on their contact list.
Here’s a satisfied client who was pleased with the job done by Potholes Plus:
“Our asphalt driveway needed levelling and Potholes Plus did a fantastic job. Great service!”―Cheryl Sinclair
3. White Out Group
|SERVICES||Asphalt Paving and Repair, Seal Coat, Asphalt Crack Sealing, Equipment Services|
|ADDRESS||Box 53 Group 200, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2E6, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-283-9420 |
Email: [email protected]
From the name alone, it’s easy to tell that White Out originally started as a snow removal business. Over the years, they’ve managed to incorporate restoration, roofing, and asphalt into the mix.
You’ll be pleased to find that a wide range of your property needs can be met by these four divisions. This makes them ideal for multi-faceted construction and repairs.
Let’s talk about their asphalt: they do anything from crack-sealing to building new roads. Whether you need a commercial or residential job, their paving services include parking spaces, driveways, lanes, and private roads.
When they buckle up for a job, they come prepared―especially for public works. We notice them around town all the time, redirecting traffic with the proper signage and written notice.
While a pothole in front of your home may be redirected to smaller companies, they offer resurfacing and maintenance on wider spaces. They also do speed bumps, patches, and other municipal projects.
Here are some positive comments on the White Out Group and their asphalt services:
“Great paving job, team directed traffic and got the job done quickly. Parking lot was open and ready for business in 2 days! I highly recommend it.” ―Lisa Mcgillvary
“White Out Snow Removal is an excellent company to deal with. They provide high quality and prompt service. They were always able to accommodate any special requests I may have had and were pleasant to deal with. I would recommend this company to anyone.”―Kaitlyn Eliuk
4. Ram Paving
|SERVICES||Asphalt Paving, Asphalt & Driveway Repair, Chip Sealing|
|ADDRESS||23-845 Dakota St #320, Winnipeg, MB R2M 5M3, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-400-6197 |
Toll-free: 855-684-0384 (855) 684-0384
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM |
Weekends by appointment only
Wherever you are in Western Canada, Ram Paving can get to your location to do your roads. It’s an impressive feat really, considering the amount of equipment and materials needed for transport.
Originally from Calgary, Ram Paving opened its Winnipeg office in 2017―good news for Manitoba at large. Whether you’re in the city or someplace rural, you can easily get a hold of them through a toll-free line.
From the get go, we like that they outline all of their services on their site so you know what to expect. There, they take you through their step-by-step process to inform you of what goes into your road.
If you’re conscious about the environment and apprehensive about construction, Ram Paving recycles old asphalt and uses it whenever possible. With comparable bonding qualities to new asphalt, it’s the most economical choice.
In addition to their asphalt paving services, they also offer chip sealing. It’s a type of road treatment that’s quicker, costs less, and may suit you better if you’re on a budget.
Here’s a 5-star review of an acreage job done by Ram Paving:
“Ram Paving did a fantastic job of paving our acreage with asphalt. They did the paving job quickly, and very close to the quote they provided.”―David Lagroucehelle
5. Winnipeg Asphalt
|SERVICES||Asphalt Paving, Concrete Removal, Demolition, Bobcat Services, Snow Removal|
|ADDRESS||622 Lanark St, Winnipeg, MB R3N 1M2, Canada|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: 204-918-0542 |
Email: [email protected]
Winnipeg Asphalt operates as a specialised sector of D&A Construction. As such, they’re affiliated with other property services under separate divisions.
If you want to make the switch from concrete to asphalt, Winnipeg Asphalt is your best bet. They offer concrete removal and can easily dispose of demolition waste via connections with the junk removal industry.
And if an ongoing service is what you’re after, check out their monthly or annual inspection plans. Upon inspection, they can do all the maintenance work themselves―from yearly seal coats to a full overhaul if need be.
They’re also happy to take on a wide range of projects, from small driveways to 500-space parking lots. Whatever the scope, you’ll get a team that’s fully certified and insured.
What you get with that certification is high client satisfaction owed to their workmanship and attention to detail. Our survey reflects a lot of praise for both the aesthetic and functionality of their work.
Here are some reviews praising Winnipeg Asphalt for their craftsmanship:
“Fantastic job!! Was impressed with his workmanship and customer service. Would highly recommend to family & friends”―Philip Connors
“Amazing craftsmanship. Had them do my driveway. Looks amazing!”―Jessie Mcdougall
FAQs About Asphalt Paving
And that’s the end of the road (for now).
Did we miss out on anyone? If you know other contractors who deserve a spot on this list, we’re open to messages.
In the meantime, feel free to check out our other reviews on construction and repairs. For example we’ve written one on the best concrete contractors in Winnipeg, so do give it a go as well!