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.

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