Did you know that Asphalt covers almost 94 percent of the paved roads in the United States? It’s the surface of choice for parking lots, driveways, racetracks, airport runways, tennis courts; anywhere that a smooth, hard-wearing surface is required. Laying and repairing asphalt is one big aspect of what we do, and we take great pride in doing it well.
Our company name is Macadam, which, at the time, we thought summarized what we did pretty well, because macadam is another name for asphalt. And we know asphalt. We’ve been paving, repairing and beautifying asphalt for years. Asphalt is defined as: “a mixture of substances with gravel, crushed rock, or the like, used for paving.”
To deepen the history, the word macadam is derived from the “inventor” of the modern paving surface, John Loudon McAdam. Mr. McAdam was a Scotsman who constructed roads using a process of combining “broken stone on top of soil to form angles and create a hard surface.” As the process evolved, builders then added hot tar to bond the broken stones together, reducing dust and road maintenance. So today, you’ll hear asphalt referred to as many things depending on where you live; macadam, asphalt pavement, blacktop, tarmac (a mixture of two words, “tar” and “macadam,” plant mix, asphalt concrete, or bituminous concrete.
As we have grown and evolved, Macadam Company has come to be a specialist not only in asphalt and pavement maintenance, but also in the work needed on the ground under, and around, asphalt. We install drains and sub-drains to minimize water damage, and lay concrete sidewalks, pads and curbs to improve traffic flow and beautify your space. So no matter your job, be it macadam, asphalt, blacktop, drains or curbs, it’s important to us that our work is complete, that our customers are happy.