Friday, October 30, 2015


Interested in driveway history? At McFarlane Paving we’ve been in business for over 50 years, providing driveway paving to residents of Bergen County NJ. We use leading methods, equipment, expertise, and our years of experience to provide our customers with leading driveway service. Customer satisfaction is our main concern, which is why we offer prompt and professional service that aims to have your new driveway completed efficiently. But what is the history of driveways? Unlike paving (see our last blog post), driveway history doesn’t span back thousands of years. After all, the necessity to have a driveway for a wagon or vehicle is a fairly modern privilege.

Before the mid-19th century, most homes needed little more than a dirt path to their door. The word ‘drive’ actually far pre-dates the emergence of automobiles, as there were cattle-drivers, wagon drivers, horse drivers, and others. A particular portion of property devoted to parking a mobile, or driveway, was introduced in the United States around the mid 19th century. In some parts of the country, a driveway was, and still is referred to as a dooryard.

During this period, elaborate driveways began forming in areas of the US. Semi-circular driveways, long driveways, and other innovative driveway designs popped up during this time. Most people used a driveway for now archaic means, including the before mentioned cattle drivers and horse drawn carriages. When the automobile became a blooming industry in the United States, the driveway became a much more common inclusion to properties and homes around the nation.

Today, the driveway is an essential part of any home. With most homeowners owning multiple cars, a driveway to accommodate their specific needs has aided in the creation of different driveway types, including seashell driveways, brick driveways, rubber driveways, asphalt driveways, concrete driveways, and many, many more. Innovation within the driveway industry still sees improvements as time progresses, and McFarlane Paving keeps updating our own standards and methods to perform leading driveway paving in Bergen County NJ.

At McFarlane Paving we are committed to providing our customers with exceptional driveways, dooryards, or however you’d like to refer to them. With over 50 years of dedicated service, we’ve seen many changes with driveway installation ourselves, and we are dedicated to outfitting homes with a driveway to suit their needs for many years to come.

For more information about the driveway, our driveway installation, or our driveway services, call McFarlane Paving today at (201) 664-2696.

Monday, October 26, 2015


McFarlane Paving has a long history with paving, however paving has an even longer history within the United States. We pride ourselves with providing Bergen County residents with high quality paving installation, using our experience gained throughout the years, our trained staff’s expertise, and equipment to promptly finish the job. We’d like to take a moment to speak about how paving has become integral to our nation’s infrastructure, and has become the central part of our business for over 50 years.

Before paving was an option, people used man made trails to haul loads or find their way to a neighboring village. After rain, carrying loads along these trails became near-impossible as dirt roads turned to mud and became largely unusable. Because of this, an alternative method was needed for long-distance travel, and thus paving was conceived.

The first paving methods came as stone paving, and were found in ancient Mesopotamia as far back as 4,000 B.C. Stone paving would become a mainstay for thousands of years, the Romans adopting stone paving for their own bustling empire.

It wasn’t until the 19th century when road paving turned from stone to crushed stone and soil. This proved to be a much longer-lasting paving method, as the soil and crushed rocks actually became more bound together as traffic weighed down on the road. Modern paving, or asphalt paving, used this form of paving as a catalyst for growth within the industry. During the mid 19th century, a tar binding was used for paving, which quickly resulted in asphalt paving that first appeared in the US during the 1870s. Asphalt paving would soon prove useful for emerging automobiles of the time.

During the late 1950s, McFarlane Paving began installing paved driveways for homeowners and businesses looking for affordable, reliable, and professional service. We are proud that today we are still considered a leading paving company in Bergen County NJ, and we have our years of hard work to thank. Of course we have to acknowledge those leading minds in ancient Mesopotamia and Rome who, without their innovation, we might not have the paving options we do today.

It took an entire world to get paving where it is today, and McFarlane Paving is proud to be a part of that history.

For more information about paving, professional paving in Bergen County, or our paving services, call McFarlane Paving today at (201) 664-2696.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Pavers Installation in Bergen County, NJ

If you’ve ever considered sprucing up the design of your home, then landscape pavers installation in Bergen County NJ might be an item worth looking into. You can install pavers on your driveway, along paths and walkways, or over an entire patio area for a complete package of beauty. There is a great variety in the look and feel of pavers. You can find them in an assortment of colors, shapes, and materials. Since 1959, McFarlane Paving has served Bergen County with exceptional pavers installation. Our professional team is equipped with the knowledge, expertise, and experience to enhance the look of your home for personal or resale value. Our high quality methods ensure prompt pavers installation in Bergen County NJ, while our professionalism and dedication to your satisfaction make us a leading pavers installer in NJ. Continue reading for a complete overview.

The most common pavers are made from concrete. That is because the surface is more durable than traditional asphalt. It is also cheaper than stone and more diverse in the color schemes and pattern configurations than brick. Concrete pavers are also quite easy to install and require very little maintenance. In all, the surface is a wonderful addition to any home.

When discussing concrete pavers, it is best to look at the different types available. The two distinctions of concrete pavers are interlocking and architectural slab.

Interlocking pavers came into fashion in Europe during World War 2. Before the war, most road surfaces were made from brick. However, brick was in short supply so builders began using blocks of concrete along the roads. This material proved highly durable, as some of the original installations are still in place today. Pavers available for the home come with a lifetime warranty. The surface should last you well beyond the years you’ll live in the home.

The architectural slab concrete pavers are a more flashy option. Although not as durable as the interlocking pavers mentioned above, the appeal of these slabs is their aesthetics. The surface can be designed to mimic that of nearly all building materials, from natural stone to brick and mortar. And while they look identical to these other materials, architectural slab pavers are much easier on the bank account.

A beautiful way to update your home, modern pavers installation in Bergen County NJ are worth your attention. Concrete is cheap and long-lasting, giving it the perfect combination any homeowner would love to hear.

We are proud of the work we provide to Bergen County residents. Our pavers installation in Bergen County NJ offers exceptional aesthetics to your home at an affordable price. Their durability and ease to replace makes them a worthwhile investment to modernize your home.

For more information about pavers installation in Bergen County NJ, contact the professionals at McFarlane Paving today at (201) 664-2696.

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