John and Sidney Jones have a vision for developing J1SRanch Rocky Creek Preserve in Driftwood, Texas. 7 unique properties for sale, 30-minutes from Austin, in the rolling hill country with agriculture exemption. To accomplish their vision, they contracted Petraviam to develop the site, cutting the roads in, installing underground utilities and storm water management.
Doing their research, they selected Petraviam as the only natural choice, with the desire to ensure the look and feel of the preserve would be attract buyers with similar interests to theirs.
Stronger than asphalt, more affordable than concrete, a Petraviam road will last for years, naturally.
Visit the J1S Ranch at Rocky Creek website to learn how you can buy a piece of this preserve.
Cathy and David Ramsey wanted to build their dream home east of Walburg, Texas. The soil was fatty clay, highly expansive and unable to support the heavy equipment needed to build. They knew asphalt wouldn't hold up.
Petraviam sampled the soil to determine the plasticity and the necessary stabilization to build a road capable of supporting the heavy construction equipment and last for years, naturally.
The project also called for installing a long large culvert, compliant with Tx DOT requirements that would be shared with multiple families. Petraviam is a full service road construction company providing storm water management and underground utility services.
Both David and Cathy report their experience with working with Petraviam was fun, they enjoyed the crew and Dave was a “hoot”.
Now they have a drive that will allow their builder to start on their dream home.
Paving Naturally Is Important For These Ranchers
Debbie and Tracy Weems were looking for a paving solution that met their needs. Before paving with Petraviam the road was rough. Debbie told us, “Friends would only visit once and after that ask, can we meet in town?” Tracy spent far too much time just keeping the road in shape so they could get to work.
So Tracy went searching the Internet and found Petraviam. After exhaustive research they decided to pave with Petraviam versus asphalt or concrete.
Debbie raises bees and knows how toxic asphalt is for the environment. She liked idea of paving with Petraviam knowing it was organic.
Tracy enjoyed the Petraviam crew, "they were fun to work with." He also noted they went above and beyond to ensure his satisfaction. Debbie liked the fact that during the evenings, the team parked equipment neatly out of the way, making it easy for her to drive in and out.
Petraviam should be one your first choices to consider when paving according to Tracy. Tracy learned through his research that asphalt and concrete aren't as friendly to the environment as Petraviam. Even the UPS driver is thanking them daily for paving with Petraviam. Debbie would encourage people to consider Petraviam to reduce maintenance time and expenses.
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Petraviam paving is more affordable and lasts longer
Steve and Susan Warntjes wanted a ranch road that would last. They chose Petraviam as the best paving solution.
Steve and Susan wanted a paving solution that was more affordable than concrete because they had a large area to pave. Steve had used asphalt in the past and was not pleased that it did not hold up.
Petraviam offered Steve a really good product at a reasonable price. After doing all the research, he knew Petraviam would last.
Steve and Susan report that the Petraviam crew was awesome to work with. They showed up on time and did what they said they would do. During installation, the crew damaged a gate pole. Petraviam would not accept payment for the job until the original fence contractor repaired the pole, at Petraviam's expense, to Steve's satisfaction. For Steve that meant Petraviam was completely focused on his satisfaction.
Steve and Susan love their new road. No more mud, pot-holes or dust; it's awesome. Steve describes himself as a very discerning and cost concious buyer and he is really impressed by the product and delighted by the service and the crew.
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Petraviam is better than asphalt or concrete
Don and Marion Olivier needed a paving solution that was natural, rock hard and would last for years. After careful research, they settled on Petraviam versus asphalt or concrete. Watch the video to learn what Don and Marion now know, Petraviam is outstanding.
Don and Marion live in the Hill Country of central Texas. They needed to find an affordable paving solution for their ranch road and RV parking site. After careful research, Don contacted Petraviam. Petraviam invited him to visit a job site and watch the install proccess, then they visited the Petraviam shop to see the 11-year old surface. Convinced they signed up.
Don and Marion were very pleased with the Petraviam installation crew. According to Don, the crew went way beyond what Don and Marion expected. On the second and third day, Marion fed the crew lunch. Marion's cajun cooking is delicious.
We asked Don what he would tell other people considering paving. He replied, Petraviam is the only way to go and an excellent product that he expects it will last longer than 11-years.
Watch the video and then see what other ranchers and facilty operators have to say about paving with Petraviam.
Buyer beware of paving scams
Earlier this year we visited Robert in North Austin, he wanted us to tear up his chip seal driveway, chips were everywhere, in the grass and in his home. Tar was sticking to his tires and shoes. Last fall a man stopped by, claiming he had left over paving materials from another job and made Robert an offer to pave his driveway for cash. Robert was expecting a professional paving job, what he got was hot asphalt emulsion with a thin layer of 3/8 D-rock.
Over a month ago we visited Bill and Lois, two retirees, both amazing people who had served our country in the Air Force. Their driveway was painted with a tar emulsion, seal coat. The grass was growing up through the cracks and the ruts and pot holes were still there. They paid $7,800 two months prior and the vendor was holding out on finishing the job.
Once a week we take a call from a Home Owners Association or private buyer complaining that their chip seal job they paid 0.75 cents/sq ft for is breaking up. No state Department of Transportation and not even the Asphalt Institute1 recommends installing chip seal over road base. Chip seal is designed to be installed over asphalt pavement that is near the end of it’s life. Period.
Here’s how to spot gypsy pavers and other scams 2:
Watch this News report video for more tips.
Here's what Petraviam customers report:
“This stuff is amazing. I didn't believe it when a friend first told me that these guys were creating rock hard roads naturally. Then I saw it first hand! It looks and feels like concrete at a fraction of the cost. I really like that they only use natural materials, so very green as well. I would definitely recommend Petraviam to anyone who is contemplating installing a new road or parking lot instead of asphalt or concrete.” Leila K on Yelp.
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Cold tar, asphalt emulsions, chip seal and asphalt contain Volatile Organic Compounds and other carcinogens. Petraviam contains no VOC's or carcinogens.
Petraviam is a different paving company, built and staffed by passionate people, dedicated to paving a new way that is safer for the environment and provides the best value for our customers. You won’t find a safer solution for your paving needs or a more dedicated team focused on your satisfaction.
1. Asphalt Magazine, February 28, 2018, http://asphaltmagazine.com/improving-chip-seal-performance/
Paving with Petraviam improves construction projects
Construction projects can be messy. All it takes is a little rain.
After two days of rain, we measured the hardness of this Petraviam paved surface 2-months after installation and it was rock hard. On a relative scale, the Petraviam surface was 200 percent harder than wet compacted road base.
You can see the mud tracked up onto the Petraviam that is because the property owner had to use a tractor to pull a construction truck out of the mud, up onto the rock hard Petraviam surface. There were no marks on the driveway, just piles of mud to be washed away by the rain.
What did this mean for the property owner and builder? On-time completion, happier contractors and lower constuction costs.
Four months ago Trent Christianson wanted to improve access to his game and cattle ranch. Rain created mud requiring 4-wheel drive. Mud turned to dust and erosion. During Hurricane Harvey the ranch got pelted with over 9-inches of rain. Getting to the ranch on the county road required 4-wheel drive. Once on the ranch road, Trent reports the road was solid, just like a highway. Watch this customer success video as Trent recounts his Petraviam experience.
Larry Gabel owns and operates absolute demolition and an industrial park in Liberty Hill, Texas. Petraviam proved to be rock hard. Watch this 2-minute video to hear his story.