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The Woodlands Paving Pros installs and repairs paving. Our paving contractors specialize in asphalt and concrete construction services which are cost-effective, attractive and durable. 

Texas is tough on paving. Potholes, fissures, cracks and surface damage can all become a problem if your paving is improperly installed or poorly maintained. Our asphalt repairs and concrete paving work is built to last.

Here are the services we offer:

  • Asphalt paving
  • Asphalt and concrete repair
  • Asphalt sealcoating
  • Concrete paving
  • Commercial Paving
  • Driveway paving

We welcome both residential and commercial inquiries. 

The Woodlands Paving Pros Asphalt Paving

We use a formulation which is tailored to Texas’ harsh conditions. All our asphalt is pothole, crumbling and crack resistant. We also pay a lot of attention to our finish, aiming to deliver full service asphalt paving which is great to look at too. 

We repair all the standard problems you typically encounter with concrete and asphalt in Texas: small and large cracks, crumbling, potholes and surface inconsistency. We also have a lot of experience with problems which are particularly troublesome here, including tree root damage and water erosion of the sub layers. Whatever paving problem you’re dealing with, we can offer affordable, lasting solutions.

The Woodlands Paving Pros Asphalt and Concrete Repair
The Woodlands Paving Pros Asphalt Sealcoating

Asphalt sealcoating protects your paving investment. It’s an affordable way to get years of extra operational life out of your asphalt paved areas. It also freshens its appearance, making your blacktop look smooth, clean and new. Our sealcoating uses the latest equipment and construction methods and is top quality. 

Concrete can look ordinary. Our concrete paving doesn’t. If you’re looking for concrete paving which pops, we’re your guys. Our concrete paving is also highly durable, making it resistant to damage, cracks, potholes and drifting, it also comes in a range of great finishes. We have experience with stamping, staining and texturing — or a combination of all three. Whatever look you’re going for, we can make it happen.

The Woodlands Paving Pros Concrete Paving
The Woodlands Paving Pros Commercial Paving Services

We have a lot of experience with commercial properties, from road and highway paving, to parking lot maintenance (resurfacing, patching) and parking lot striping. We know important it is to have minimal business disprutions so our service is reliable and efficient. Our experts provide high quality materials in order to ensure they will withstand heavy traffic and extreme weather conditions.

Using the latest construction methods, equipment and materials, our concrete and asphalt driveway paving provides traction in wet weather, is built to withstand hard wear from vehicles and lends some serious curb appeal to your home. We are a paving company that can provide both asphalt and concrete installations. If you’re unsure what’s best for your home and budget, we’ll be happy to walk you through the relative merits of both materials. 

The Woodlands Paving Pros Driveway Paving

Contact Us For More Information

Got questions? Want more information about concrete or asphalt paving services in the Houston area? Looking to pull the trigger on a paving upgrade to your home or business? Then contact us today by giving us a call or filling out the free estimate form! We’re fully licensed, bonded and insured, have years of experience — and we’re ready to work for you. We can fulfill all of your paving needs in Houston, Baytown, Conroe, Sugar Land and The Woodlands area.

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The Woodlands, TX’s Oddly Thriving Amateur Radio Scene

The Woodlands is an unassuming little corner of Texas. Even locals are likely to fess up to the fact that it’s a somewhat uneventful neighborhood. The Woodlands is what town planners refer to as a “master planned community” — these days, a lot of folks might consider towns like The Woodlands just a little bit too planned out for comfort. The town’s founder, a wealthy oil investor named George P Mitchell, made no secret of wanting The Woodlands to “entice city slickers looking for far-flung suburban quality of life.”

All of this is well and good. Different strokes for different folks as they say! But it sets the scene for something weirdly discordant and surprising about The Woodland’s unassuming suburban persona: its vibrant amateur radio scene.

 

Is Amateur Radio A Scene, Exactly?

That’s a fair question.

After all, it’d be kind of weird and clunky to describe Twitter as a cultural “scene.” Writing emails isn’t a scene either. It’s just part of the weird communication technology fabric we humans rely on to exchange information with one another.

Amateur radio is a bit different though. It means something — something earthy; anarchic; subversive even. Without wanting to generalize too much, many people who dabble in amateur radio do so because it goes against the grain. It’s a way to talk without being just another cog in the giant machine that is social media. In some odd way, it’s out on the fringes. It’s communication from the periphery of modern society using outdated, anachronistic technology.

The Woodlands, Amateur Radio and Survivalists

Just take a superficial glance at the Woodlands Amateur Radio Club website and you’ll see hints of what I’m referring to. Front and center on the site’s discussion groups page you’ll see one of The Woodlands Club’s main topics of conversation: what to do in an emergency.

The thing about amateur HAM radio is that it’s remarkably robust. If something catastrophic happened, cell phone towers and Internet access will be among the first communication avenues to go.

Amateur radio is decentralized. If the world went to hell, you can rest assured that there’d be a thriving conversation happening across The Woodlands area about what to do next. Put simply, amateur radio is in the top five items any survivalist would have in his or her survival toolkit.

It’s kind of fun to think of this unassuming suburb filled with survivalists who are ready for that day when the sh** hits the fan! Zombie outbreak, nuclear war, mutant alien cockroach infestation — you name it — a solid contingent of folk in The Woodlands are going to be ready.

The Woodlands Sense of Community and Amateur Radio

The other quite surprising characteristic of The Woodlands amateur radio scene is that it’s remarkably outward looking.

When I first stumbled across this club, my assumption would be that it would be a haven for hardcore “tech-minded” types: You know the drill, people who feel more at home in a cramped little workshop than socializing with other humans. After all, amateur radio by its very nature is rather isolated as a hobby. The whole point is that you converse with people you can’t see!

But for all that, The Woodlands Amateur Radio Club is incredibly active. I’m not just talking about meetups with other radio geeks either. The club has subgroups who focus on supporting a wide range of local sporting events in The Woodlands. They also run a range of courses and seminars on how to use radio to keep the local community informed and safe.

It’s something of a mystery how a group of tech-minded introverts could develop such an outward looking and community minded identity, but it’s right there in their mission statement: “To develop our abilities, relationships and resources, so that we can be of help to others within and without our club, in times of plenty and in times of need.”

Kind of cool, huh?!

I Guess It All Boils Down to This…

It’s dumb to make assumptions about people!

Pop culture and social media fill our brains with these ideas about how technology-minded folk aren’t the same as normal people. Similarly, we’re fed this notion that people who plan out how to deal with end of world scenarios live off in a bunker in the desert somewhere.

But The Woodlands is a perfect example of how these stereotypes are … well… to put it bluntly, so much BS.

Geeks care about their community. Survivalists are suburb dwelling people holding down nine to five jobs and living with a mortgage hanging over their heads. They just happen to also have something subversive and odd about them — pretty much like almost every single one of us, if you scratch the surface and look closely enough!

Way back in the early seventies, a wealthy oil baron had a vision for The Woodlands. He wanted it to be a quiet, unassuming haven for “regular city folks.” And he got his wish, I suppose. The Woodlands is that place. However, it’s also more than that. It’s a home for regular people who are anything but when you look a bit closer. Maybe that’s suburbia down to a tee though! You see the white picket fences when you drive past. You see a lot more when you stop and stay a while.