Humble Words May 2014


After a winter like the one we just had, it is not surprising to see problems with asphalt and concrete pavement. Even in years when we have an "easy" winter the months of freeze/thaw cycles take their toll on pavement. Whether you have asphalt or concrete pavement, it's likely that it would benefit from thorough inspection and repair to maximize its useful life.

  Springtime is
 Pavement Repair Time.


No matter how well your pavement was constructed, eventually you will have cracks. Normal wear and tear of daily use makes it unavoidable. However, some things, such as the abnormally hard winter we just had, can make the situation worse and cracks can quickly turn into damage. At that point you risk costly repairs to both the pavement and the equipment that drives on it.

To adapt a popular saying -- a patch in time saves nine. Now is the perfect time to have Humble Construction inspect and repair your pavement because the damage that developed over the winter months will continue to get worse with use. As with any building material, once an area is compromised, it requires less impact to make the situation worse.


The Great Debate:
Asphalt vs. Concrete

Every year, we get dozens of questions about the differences between asphalt and concrete paving. While we always answer with the solution that is best for the specific situation, concrete paving often is the best long-term solution. There are several reasons for this:

  1. Asphalt relies on the hot, oil-based mixture to act as the glue that holds aggregates together when it cools. Concrete forms a harder substance.
  2. Asphalt can actually soften in extreme summer heat, allowing ruts and other damage to form.
  3. Because it is more durable, concrete requires less maintenance than asphalt, making the lifetime costs lower.

After discussing these and many other issues related the advantages of concrete paving, more and more of our customers have us replace existing asphalt with new concrete pavement. They can see the long-term benefit of reducing the maintenance costs and extending the life of their pavement to what can be up to 25 years with concrete compared to just 15 years for asphalt pavement.

Give us a call today to learn how we can help you with pavement or any other construction project.

What it means to be Humble.
Over the next 12 months, want to give you a glimpse inside our humble family and show you what it means to be "Humble." We hope that you enjoy this inside look at Humble Construction as much as we enjoy being a part of it.

Mark Stanley, being Humble for 19 years

Currently a Superintendent at Humble Construction Mark has been with the company for 19 years. When he came to Humble out of the military he was looking for year round employment. Humble Construction strives to take on projects of various size and scope, during even the most inclement weather conditions. People love to work for us because our wide array of capabilities allow us to keep them working year round. "Humble Construction offered me the opportunity to expand my skills beyond masonry and work year round," Mark said.

Humble believes in developing from within our organization, which gives our company a family type bond. Training and experience is essential to producing quality and thorough workmanship for our clients. But it's also good for our employees. Within the industry, Humble is second to none when it comes to those characteristics. READ MORE


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