With a population estimated at more than 140,000 people in 2015, Killeen is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. The rapid growth means that more paved areas are needed for streets, driveways and parking lots, but existing pavements must also be kept in good repair and properly maintained. Alpha Paving offers a full range of pavement services in Killeen, including sealcoating, asphalt overlays, pavement markings, asphalt paving, concrete services and parking lot striping.
Killeen, TX – The History
Like many towns in Texas, Killeen’s history begins with the railroad. The Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe decided to extend its tracks in 1881, purchasing 360 acres for a new town. The railroad laid out a town consisting of 70 blocks and named it in honor of the railroad’s assistant general manager, Frank Killeen. Within five years, the town had two cotton gins, five general stores, two gristmills, a railroad depot, a hotel, a lumberyard, two saloons and a blacksmith’s shop. As an important shipping point for the area’s production of grain, cotton and wool, Killeen grew rapidly, and by 1900, almost 800 people had made their homes in the town.
For the next 42 years, Killeen remained relatively isolated and small; the population in 1940 was approximately 1,268. However, World War II was to play a significant part in the town’s future. In 1942, Camp Hood — which became Fort Hood in 1950 — was opened as a military training center. The influx of soldiers, construction workers, laborers and contractors turned Killeen into a boomtown, shifting the local economy away from farming after more than 300 ranches and farms were lost to the sprawling military base.
Killeen thrived until the war ended. The military left Camp Hood virtually deserted, leading to a local recession. However, in 1950, the camp was renamed and turned into a permanent-party station. Between 1950 and 1960, the population increased by more than 16,000 people. Although there have been some economic fluctuations in the intervening years, every census since 1960 has shown a significant increase in population.
Paving Needs in Killeen
Property owners in Killeen as well as the municipality need a variety of pavement services to keep traffic flowing smoothly, obtain the best life from the pavement and provide residents with the convenience that they need.
• Concrete Services: Many parking lots, curbs, sidewalks, ramps and residential drives in Killeen are paved with concrete. Installing and repairing concrete requires an experienced contractor and crew to minimize disruption and ensure quality results. Learn more about Concrete Services
• Sealcoating: Sealcoating is an effective and economical way to protect asphalt pavement. When sealants are reapplied as needed, they can double the life of asphalt pavement by blocking harmful UV rays and protecting against damage caused by automotive fluids. Learn more about Asphalt Sealcoating
• Asphalt Paving: Asphalt paving covers a broad range of services, including the construction of new pavement and the reconstruction of existing pavements. It also includes asphalt overlays, which can be a cost-effective way to restore pavement to like-new condition. Asphalt milling and the installation of speed bumps also come under the heading of paving services. Learn more about Asphalt Paving and Asphalt Overlays
• Crack Repair: Having cracks professionally repaired is very important. Neglected cracks will expand and generate new cracks as well as potholes. When there are breaks in the pavement, water can work its way underneath and damage the supporting foundation. Once a foundation is sufficiently damaged, the only way to fix it is to remove the pavement, rebuild the foundation and then install new pavement. Learn more about Asphalt Crack Repair
The Industries We Serve
Over the many years that Alpha Paving has been in business, we have served customers in almost every type of industry. Our customers include municipalities and county agencies, schools, national retail chains, shopping malls, major manufacturing facilities, churches, convenience stores, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, restaurants, shopping centers, apartment complexes, subdivisions and business complexes.
Alpha Paving Industries is an award-winning asphalt contractor with quality workmanship, superior customer service and competitive rates. In Killeen, TX, our services include asphalt paving and asphalt overlays, sealcoating, road construction, street maintenance, concrete, parking lot maintenance, parking lot striping, asphalt repair, parking lot signs, asphalt milling, speed humps, parking lot car stops, power washing, sandblasting and ADA compliance. Our concrete services in Killeen, TX include concrete parking lots, concrete sidewalks, concrete curbing, ADA concrete and concrete sidewalks. To receive a free quote, complete the online form or call (512) 677-9001.