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As a leading commercial paving company in Toronto, with clients such as Hydro One, Costco and the TTC.


Pavemar Paving specializes in Parking Lot Paving, Asphalt Repair, Asphalt Resurfacing, Concrete Services, Water Management, Line Painting and Road Construction.


Whether you need to add curb appeal, reinstate line painting for safety, or repair your catch basin for proper water drainage - Pavemar Paving is the company you can depend on.


Continue scrolling down this page to see some of our recent work or fill out our form below to get a free quote and schedule your commercial project.

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Parking Lot Repair for Costco in Mississauga| Pavemar Paving

Parking Lot Repair for Costco in Mississauga

This project required us to repair the designated areas one section at a time to minimize disruption. All of the parking lot construction was completed within 3 days while keeping 85% of the parking stalls available for public use at all times.

Commercial Parking Lot in Richmond Hill | Pavemar Paving

Commercial Parking Lot in Richmond Hill

Sometimes you just need to start from scratch. This parking lot was removed and replaced with 2 coats of hot mix asphalt - a base coat of Hl8 and a top coat of Hl3. The newly established line painting helps to promote efficient traffic flow while maximizing use for the tenants and customers.

Gravel Grading for Water Drainage | Pavemar Paving

Gravel Grading for Water Drainage

This entire loading dock depends on two central catch basins for stormwater management (see pylons in image for reference). Once we removed the broken asphalt, we spent a full day regrading the backlot to ensure proper water drainage.

Concrete + Asphalt Road Repair in Toronto | Pavemar Paving

Concrete + Asphalt Road Repair in Toronto

A water main ruptured underground this Toronto community causing the roadway to be shutdown until the pipe was fixed. Once the project was handed over to us, we made quick work of this total road restoration (concrete curbs + asphalt replacement) so that the community could get back to normal as soon as possible.

Asphalt Basketball Court in Markham | Pavemar Paving

Asphalt Basketball Court in Markham

Unlike concrete, asphalt will bend before it breaks. This makes asphalt the go-to material for outdoor sporting courts. Projects like these demand a level surface finish while maintaining just enough slope for proper water drainage.


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How thick should commercial asphalt be?

February 23, 20242 min read

When it comes to commercial asphalt paving, one of the most common questions we encounter is, "How thick should the asphalt be?" It's a crucial consideration that affects not only the durability and longevity of the pavement but also its ability to withstand the rigors of daily commercial traffic. In this guide, we'll delve into the ideal thickness for commercial asphalt paving, ensuring your investment stands the test of time.

Understanding Asphalt Thickness

Asphalt thickness refers to the depth of the asphalt layers applied over the aggregate base. This thickness can significantly influence the pavement's performance, including its load-bearing capacity and resistance to wear and tear. It's important to get this aspect right, as too thin an application can lead to premature failures, while too thick an application can be unnecessarily costly.

Factors Influencing Asphalt Thickness

Several factors determine the ideal thickness of a commercial asphalt pavement, including:

  • Traffic Volume and Load: Heavier vehicles and higher traffic volumes require thicker asphalt to prevent rutting and other forms of distress.

  • Subgrade Quality: The condition and stability of the underlying soil also play a vital role. Poor subgrade conditions may necessitate a thicker asphalt layer or additional base preparation.

  • Climate: In areas like Toronto, Ontario, where temperatures can fluctuate significantly, asphalt must be capable of withstanding freeze-thaw cycles without cracking.

Recommended Thickness for Different Applications

For commercial applications, the thickness of the asphalt layer can vary based on the expected use and traffic:

  • Light Traffic Areas (e.g., small business parking lots): For areas expecting cars and light trucks, a total asphalt thickness of 3 to 4 inches, laid in two layers (base and surface), is typically sufficient.

  • Medium to Heavy Traffic Areas (e.g., shopping centers, large office complexes): These areas benefit from a thickness of 4 to 6 inches to accommodate higher traffic volumes and heavier vehicles.

  • Industrial and Heavy-Duty Applications (e.g., loading docks, industrial driveways): For the heaviest applications, a thickness of 6 to 8 inches may be necessary to ensure longevity and durability.

Maximizing the Lifespan of Your Asphalt Pavement

Choosing the right thickness for your commercial asphalt paving project is just the start. Proper installation, regular maintenance, and timely repairs are essential to maximize the lifespan of your pavement. At Pavemar Paving, we bring over 30 years of experience to every project, ensuring that your pavement is not only installed to the highest standards but also maintained effectively throughout its life.

Whether you're planning a new commercial paving project or looking to repair and maintain existing pavement, understanding the importance of asphalt thickness is key to making informed decisions. With Pavemar Paving, you can rest assured that your paving needs are in expert hands, ensuring durability, aesthetics, and functionality for years to come.

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Looking for unparalleled commercial paving services in Toronto and the GTA?

Your search ends here at Pavemar Paving.

With over 30 years of experience, our dedicated team excels in delivering exceptional asphalt paving solutions, ensuring the durability and longevity of your commercial spaces.

​Commercial projects such as pedestrian malls, plazas and parking lots are only a few examples of the various industrial and commercial paving projects we specialize at Pavemar Paving. Whether the pavement surface is used for pedestrian or vehicle traffic, we offer strong, durable, and long-lasting work. 

Contact us today for quality commercial parking lot paving. We serve in Toronto, Markham, Woodbridge, Richmond Hill, Newmarket, Brampton, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Uxbridge.


Asphalt is the most commonly used material for driveways, roads and parking lots; and there is a good reason for that. It is resistant to water, heat and cold, making it very durable. The most common failure mechanism is fatigue from repeated loading over time, however, if the asphalt is applied properly, it can last a long time without giving you any trouble or headaches. When it comes to industrial or commercial paving, the proper application of asphalt determines how durable and long-lasting it will be. One of the biggest mistakes when applying asphalt is not preparing the surface properly. This includes removing the old asphalt, grading, compacting the soil and applying the crushed rock and subsoil.


At Pavemar Paving, we take pride in our experienced paving crew and state-of-the-art heavy equipment. Our skilled professionals have the expertise to handle commercial and industrial parking lots, container unloading docks, heavy industrial trucks, bus terminals, and more. We utilize our heavy equipment, giving us the advantage of providing reliable and efficient paving services for your commercial spaces.​Visit our Gallery for a better understanding!


Your parking lot should be sturdy enough to be resistant to heat, cold and moisture. If you notice cracks and pots holes in your parking lot, you should consider installing a new lot. We prefer asphalt as it is easier to maintain and repair. A parking lot with regular maintenance and resurfacing can look as gorgeous as it did on the first day. We can help you with parking lot paving and maintenance. To know more about our services, give us a call.


A well-maintained parking lot goes a long way, considering the parking lot is a visitor’s first impression of the place. Here are some tips to keep your parking lot good as new:

-​Routine inspections:

-Fill the cracks, clear the chemical deposit and clean the entire area.

-Sweep it often: Do not let water or moisture stay on asphalt for too long. It weakens the surface.Inspect drains: A water logging problem can become huge in moments.

-Always clear clogged drains.Clear oil and chemicals: Oil and chemicals deteriorate the material that holds asphalt together. Clear it soon as you see it.


Ready to enhance the appeal and functionality of your commercial property? Contact Pavemar Paving today for a free quote. Our team is dedicated to providing top-quality commercial paving services in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and the surrounding areas. Let us transform your space with our expertise and professionalism.


Contact Pavemar Paving today for a free quote and experience unmatched commercial paving services in Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and beyond.

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