The sixth-largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Madison County, Richmond is the area’s center for shopping, business and work. Since 1970, the population has almost doubled, currently standing at more than 33,500 people. Richmond, KY property owners require a variety of paving services to support growth, including pavement markings, asphalt paving and overlays, concrete paving, curbing, speed humps, parking lot striping, asphalt repairs, sealcoating, milling and concrete repairs.
Richmond, KY – The History
The founder of Richmond, John Miller, had been a colonel in the American army during the Revolutionary War. In 1798, the state legislature approved relocating the county seat from Milford, purchasing two acres of Miller’s land for the purpose. The site was named in honor of the Virginia state capital that was also Miller’s birthplace — Richmond.
Despite being the county seat, Richmond’s population in 1800 consisted of a mere 110 residents. Growth was sporadic during the 1800s; Richmond lost 50 percent of its population between 1840 and 1850, doubled its population between 1850 and 1860, experienced rapid growth for the rest of the century and then saw slow growth for the first half of the 20th century. However, since the late 1990s, Richmond has been enjoying a residential and commercial boom that has been fueled in large part by development throughout the region.
Common Paving Services Needed in Richmond
Paved surfaces in Richmond span a wide range of ages and materials. The most common services required by property owners in the city are detailed below.
• Concrete Work: This category includes the repair and installation of ADA-compliant ramps, concrete parking lots, sidewalks, driveways, concrete curbing, loading ramps and walkways. Concrete patching and crack repair are two common services needed in Richmond. See more about Concrete Services
• Asphalt Paving: This broad category includes the construction of new asphalt roads and parking lots, the installation of asphalt overlays, asphalt milling and the installation of speed bumps. See more about Asphalt Paving
• Asphalt Repair: The most common type of repair for asphalt pavement is the filling of cracks. Repairing breaks in asphalt pavement is also one of the most important. Breaks allow water beneath the pavement, leading to the erosion of the foundation that supports the weight of the pavement and its load. Once the foundation becomes unstable, the only way to repair it is to remove the pavement, rebuild the foundation and repave the area. This is much more expensive than having repairs made promptly. See more about Asphalt Repair
• Sealcoating: Although some people believe that sealcoating is simply a cosmetic treatment for asphalt pavement, the primary benefit lies in the protective properties of sealants. Sealcoating helps prevent the premature deterioration of asphalt pavement by guarding against damages caused by the sun’s rays and chemicals such as oil and other automotive fluids. See more about Asphalt Sealcoating
Industries Served in Richmond
APM provides a variety of services to customers in virtually every industry. Our customer base includes municipalities, HOAs, subdivisions, office complexes, major retail chains, shopping centers, small retail shops, apartment complexes, restaurants, schools, hotels, churches and grocery stores.
Contact APM for Your Paving Needs in Richmond
With more than 35 years of experience, APM has built its reputation on the quality of its work. We use only the best materials, but our rates are extremely competitive. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by delivering exceptional results in a professional manner. APM offers an extensive range of services in Richmond, KY, including parking lot striping, asphalt paving, concrete repairs, pavement markings, asphalt overlays, concrete and asphalt curbing, asphalt milling, road construction, speed humps and sealcoating. Submit our convenient online form for a free quote or call us at (859) 299-8111.