R&G Almanza offers residential and commercial driveway and parking lot paving services to a wide variety of clients located in the greater Chicago area:

 

  • Homeowners
  • Rental properties
  • Parking lots
  • Shopping malls
  • Churches
  • Local businesses and office buildings
  • Municipal buildings
  • Country clubs

Concrete vs Asphalt vs Pavers

The best paving material varies depending on the amount and type of traffic your paved area is meant to take.

In the case of driveways and parking lots, they are supposed to take on a lot of weight and vehicle traffic. Their durability will be only as lasting as the materials used and the quality of the paving work.

A well maintained, paved driveway will increase your property's curb appeal and may help sell it faster.

Asphalt

It is the cheaper paving material. The downside is a shorter longevity and the fact that asphalt is prone to cracking, fading and may require sealing every few years.

Even though it might require more maintenance, asphalt repairs are easy to do. An asphalt paved surface might last up to 20 years.

 

Concrete

It has a longer lifespan than asphalt, up to 30 years. It also requires less maintenance, but repairs might be a little bit more expensive.

 

Stamped Concrete

Concrete can be given a patterned look that imitates almost any type of material, from bricks and paving stones to tiles and intricate patterns. Stamped concrete can become slippery when wet, but that can be remedied by adding various additives directly to the sealer.

 

Pavers & Interlocking Pavers

They require minimal maintenance, such as weeding and can be repaired easier than concrete. Their lifespan is 30-40 years or more, if well maintained. The downside is higher installation costs, due to the fact that each piece has to be manually installed, as opposed to concrete and asphalt. Also, they require more care with any type of snow removal so they are not cracked or displaced.

 

Driveway, Parking Lot & Walkway Repairs

R&G Almanza performs the following repairs and maintenance to brick, concrete and asphalt paved areas:

 

  • General cleaning, power washing and stain removal
  • Weeding and spraying
  • Careful snow removal & de-icing
  • Seal coating
  • Resurfacing
  • Crack repair
  • Edging

 

Driveway Paving Permits

 

In the City of Chicago, you need a driveway permit in order to start building one, for both residential and commercial properties. An apartment building of more than 4 residential units is considered a commercial property.

 

Residential Driveway Application

Commercial Driveway Application

 

IDOT Driveway Permits

 

Per the City Of Chicago:

 

Driveways on streets under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Department of Transportation must also have IDOT driveway permits.  The applicant is responsible for determining whether an IDOT permit is required.

R&G Almanza can help you with the permit application for Chicago and any of the surrounding suburbs we service. Give us a call now for a free quote and to find out more.