Ben Burris Paving was established in 1982. Prior to 1982, Ben went to work under his father in Branchville, MD for A.H. Smith Asphalt. His father was the foreman for a road division. After graduating from high school in 1974. Ben started operating equipment and doing road work until he started his own business in 1982. He is presently still performing the work with two, third generation sons as well as other experienced crew members. 

The work ethic has always been to produce the best job possible. No corners are cut or skimping on materials to boost a profit margin. This company is recognized among peers as a top notch paving firm.

Our Fundamentals of Quality Paving


The most integral part to paving quality work is the foundation.

Four to six inches of CR6 stone base should be used to establish grade and proper foundation.

Depending on the soil composition, typical load bearing, or depth of asphalt needed, 2-4 inches of Base asphalt may be needed for more support.

Other grades of stone and recycled materials such as gravel, RC6, dirt, broken up asphalt, and chunks of concrete, are to be avoided as they will disintegrate, shift, and degrade, under new asphalt.  

Grade and Compaction

There should be a consistent thickness of the CR6 stone base that allows proper water runoff.  

Inconsistencies in the grade and thickness can result in the premature breakdown of the pavement surface, uneven settlement, and water pooling and resting on the asphalt surface.

Proper compaction and water runoff both should be achieved with roller and plate compactor.

Blacktop Application

Blacktop should be paved three to four inches in thickness over a proper stonebase.

A high quality asphalt mix should be used from a reputable asphalt plant, instead of the closest or most affordable plant.

The final rolling and compaction of blacktop is essential to long lasting pavement.