Without a firm foundation of road grading, compaction and drainage, no paving project can hope to last for long.
Just as a home’s foundation ensures the structure’s stability and long-term integrity, the underlying structure of a roadway, driveway or concrete pad depends on what lies underneath.
At Miller Paving, we know that any roadway is only as durable as the work that comes first. And that’s why we are the premier road grading contractor in Utah.
The Importance of Drainage
The most formidable enemy of any road or driveway is Mother Nature. Extreme temperatures—both hot and cold—result in expansion and contraction of soil, asphalt, concrete and other construction materials. But nothing quite takes its toll like moisture.
From a user’s perspective, improper grading can result in standing water on the surface of the road, drive or slab. Navigating a motor vehicle through standing water poses a variety of safety issues, both for the driver and other motorists on the road.
Even more profound, however, are the problems that occur when rainwater and runoff compromises the underlying structure of the roadway. You have no doubt seen streets and highways washed out after a brutal summer storm. At best, this phenomenon causes significant disruption in traffic, as vehicles must be re-routed.
In more extreme cases, neighborhoods or towns can be cut off from civilization until repairs can be completed. If unfortunate motorists were using the roadway at the time of collapse, serious injury can result.
These are only a few of the reasons that we take the business of road grading so seriously.
Advanced Technology for Road Grading
Recent advances in technology have enriched our world in many ways, and road grading and construction techniques have improved dramatically over the past 20 years.
Today, nothing is left to chance. Through every stage of road grading—rough grading, fine grading and surfacing—sensitive electronic equipment is used to ensure the correct slope and tolerances are attained. A variety of heavy equipment may be used to complete the project, in conjunction with tight standards of dust control.
But, like any tool, the most advanced equipment and heavy machinery are only as effective as their operator.
The Miller Paving team has decades of experience and, in fact, many of our employees have been with us since the beginning. We have built the most capable team of technicians in our state, enabling us to successfully address the unique challenges of Utah’s soils and geography.
Trust Utah’s Road Grading Specialists
Since its inception in 1981, the owners and employees of Miller Paving have dedicated themselves to exceptional service. For every customer and every project, you have our commitment to fair and honest dealings, friendly, proactive communication and the highest quality results.
As if that’s not enough, our aggressive pricing structure means your project will come in on budget and on time.
As a part of our comprehensive suite of construction services, we also offer concrete and asphalt paving, excavating, recycling and haul-off services. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your road grading project.