About Residential Paving
Residential paving is one of the most cost-effective home improvement projects you can undertake. Paved areas are one of the most effective ways to improve the appearance of your front or back yard. You can count on an asphalt pavement or interlocking bricks laid out with stone chips in between for drainage to last for years.
It not only enhances the appearance of your home, but it is also functional. You can park your car on paved areas or use them to play games such as badminton, volleyball, and other similar activities. It is an excellent investment opportunity that you can take advantage of right now.
When selecting a paving company to work with, it is critical to choose one that is dependable and knowledgeable about the paving industry. In addition to promising you a high-quality result, you should look for a paving company with verifiable industry knowledge and a reliable portfolio of work experience.
We at Highway Masters Paving don't just give you what you want; we go above and beyond. All of your paving needs are met by us, from installation to routine maintenance. In California, we are the most trusted paving brand there is.
Home Improvement with Residential Paving
Home improvement projects such as residential paving are a good investment in the long run. Highway Masters Paving has continued to provide paving solutions to homeowners, apartment complexes, and homeowner associations in the state of California for many years. Whether it's a driveway, parking lot, walkways, sidewalks, patios, or any other part of your home that could benefit from some paving, we can help you.
We are confident in our ability to enhance the beauty and safety of your property. Maintaining the appearance of your property's pavement with cost-effective solutions that will improve the overall "curb appeal" of your property is something we can assist you with doing.
Paving Your Driveway
A new driveway is an excellent way to improve the appearance of your home. It will enhance the physical appearance of your home and increase the value of your investment. Additionally, it will enhance the aesthetics of your neighborhood. The process is also quick and painless, and once completed, you'll be able to drive and park on the road immediately after completion. Depending on the conditions, you can use the pavement three to fourteen days after being installed.
Asphalt paving for your driveway is a long-lasting solution for driveways. It can even be a good investment if you're planning to sell your home soon. A significant benefit of this method is that you will not be required to replace your driveway or any other component, which will increase the value of your home. As a result, you're in a win-win situation.
Before embarking on a home improvement project, it is necessary to conduct thorough research into the style and culture of your neighborhood. It is preferable to select a driveway that complements the architectural style of your area or one that complements the color of your home. The neighborhood's style should be taken into consideration when paving your driveway. Furthermore, make sure that the materials you choose will complete the design of your home.
Paving Your Parking Lot
Home improvement projects such as paving your parking lot are worthwhile investments. It will also improve the curb appeal of your home and increase the value of your residential property, just as your driveway has done. Visitors to your home will get a good impression of how much you value both security and beauty if your parking lot is paved correctly. There is nothing more important than placing a high priority on the safety of both the people and vehicles that will be using your parking lot.
The most important part of planning for home improvement through residential paving is selecting the most qualified company to complete the job successfully. A paving contractor with a strong portfolio and a proven track record is the ideal person to collaborate with. There's no need to look any further than this. Highway Masters Paving was given this name to demonstrate to all homeowners in California what it can accomplish.
Paving Your Walkways and Sidewalks
Walkways and sidewalks are necessary parts of our daily lives as residents. We see our neighbors walking or jogging down our sidewalks and passing by our houses every day. It is critical to have well-paved sidewalks, not only for their safety but also for the safety of our loved ones. The way our cars are parked and the surface on which they are driven are not the only things we care about.
If you have a wide yard or a garden, walkways are a great addition to your property. Potholes, common on unpaved walkways, can be avoided if you have a well-paved walkway. It can also help you maintain the grass on your lawn. You have complete freedom in terms of materials and even the color you want for your walkways. Make sure, however, that you are working with the most reputable name in residential paving.
Be sure to check the licensing and insurance of the company you hire to install your driveway before hiring them. A professional can assist you in selecting the best asphalt for your project, whether you're installing new asphalt or resurfacing an existing one. Choosing the right paving partner is critical. Highway Masters Paving is that partner.
A contractor to install parking lots isn't the only thing we can handle for you. All of our paving projects benefit from our extensive knowledge and state-of-the-art equipment. We also have a crew that specializes in residential repairs.
To complete your pavement installation, repair, and maintenance projects on time and within budget, we are dedicated to sending only the highest quality materials and crews to your job site.
We have the resources to handle any size project. To learn more about our products and services or to receive a price estimate for your project, contact us now. We are here to assist you with your paving needs.
About South Los Angeles, CA
In 1880, the University of Southern California, and in 1920, the Doheny Campus of Mount St. Mary's University, were founded in South Los Angeles. The 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games took place near the USC campus at neighboring Exposition Park, where the Los Angeles Coliseum is located.
Until the 1920s, the South Los Angeles neighborhood of West Adams was one of the most desirable areas of the City. As the wealthy were building stately mansions in West Adams and Jefferson Park, the White working class was establishing itself in Crenshaw and Hyde Park. Affluent blacks gradually moved into West Adams and Jefferson Park. As construction along the Wilshire Boulevard corridor gradually increased in the 1920s, the development of the city was drawn west of downtown and away from South Los Angeles.
In the eastern side of South Los Angeles (which the city calls the "Southeastern CPA") roughly east of the Harbor Freeway, the area grew southward in the late 1800s along the ever longer streetcar routes. Areas north of Slauson Boulevard were mostly built out by the late 1910s, while south of Slauson land was mostly undeveloped, much used by Chinese and Japanese Americans growing produce. In 1903, the farmers were bought out and Ascot Park racetrack was built, which turned into a "den of gambling and drinking". In the late 1910s the park was razed and freed up land for quick build-up of residential and industrial buildings in the 1920s.
"By 1940, approximately 70 percent of the black population of Los Angeles was confined to the Central Avenue corridor"; the area of modest bungalows and low-rise commercial buildings along Central Avenue emerged as the heart of the black community in southern California. Originally, the city's black community was concentrated around what is now Little Tokyo, but began moving south after 1900. It had one of the first jazz scenes in the western U.S., with trombonist Kid Ory a prominent resident. Under racially restrictive covenants, blacks were allowed to own property only within the "Slauson Box" (the area bounded by Main, Slauson, Alameda, and Washington) and in Watts, as well as in small enclaves elsewhere in the city. The working- and middle-class blacks who poured into Los Angeles during the Great Depression and in search of jobs during World War II found themselves penned into what was becoming a severely overcrowded neighborhood. During the war, blacks faced such dire housing shortages that the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles built the virtually all-black and Latino Pueblo Del Rio project, designed by Richard Neutra.
During this time, African Americans remained a minority alongside whites, Asians, and Hispanics; but by the 1930s those groups moved out of the area, African Americans continued to move in, and eastern South LA became majority black. Whites in previously established communities south of Slauson, east of Alameda and west of San Pedro streets persecuted blacks moving beyond established "lines", and thus blacks became effectively restricted to the area in between.
When the Supreme Court banned the legal enforcement of race-oriented restrictive covenants in 1948's Shelley v. Kraemer, blacks began to move into areas outside the increasingly overcrowded Slauson-Alameda-Washington-Main settlement area. For a time in the early 1950s, southern Los Angeles became the site of significant racial violence, with whites bombing, firing into, and burning crosses on the lawns of homes purchased by black families south of Slauson. In an escalation of behavior that began in the 1920s, white gangs in nearby cities such as South Gate and Huntington Park routinely accosted blacks who traveled through white areas. The black mutual protection clubs that formed in response to these assaults became the basis of the region's street gangs.
As in most urban areas, 1950s freeway construction radically altered the geography of southern Los Angeles. Freeway routes tended to reinforce traditional segregation lines.
Beginning in the 1970s, the rapid decline of the area's manufacturing base resulted in a loss of the jobs that had allowed skilled union workers to enjoy a middle-class lifestyle. Downtown Los Angeles' service sector, which had long been dominated by unionized African Americans earning relatively fair wages, replaced most black workers with newly arrived Mexican and Central American immigrants.
Widespread unemployment, poverty and street crime contributed to the rise of street gangs in South Central, such as the Crips and the Bloods. The gangs became even more powerful with money coming in from drugs, especially the crack cocaine trade that was dominated by gangs in the 1980s.
Paul Feldman of the Los Angeles Times wrote in 1989:
He added that they believed such "distinctive neighborhoods" as Leimert Park, Lafayette Square and the Crenshaw District were "well-removed" from South Central.
By the early 2010s, the crime rate of South Los Angeles had declined significantly. Redevelopment, improved police patrol, community-based peace programs, gang intervention work, and youth development organizations lowered the murder and crime rates to levels that had not been seen since the 1940s and '50s. Nevertheless, South Los Angeles was still known for its gangs at the time. After leading the nation in homicides again in 2002, the City Council of Los Angeles voted to change the name South Central Los Angeles to South Los Angeles on all city documents in 2003, a move supporters said would "help erase a stigma that has dogged the southern part of the city."
On August 11, 2014, just two days after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, a resident of South L.A., Ezell Ford, described as "a mentally ill 25-year-old man," was fatally shot by two Los Angeles police officers (see Shooting of Ezell Ford). Since then, a number of protests focused on events in Ferguson have taken place in South Los Angeles.
After the 2008 economic recession, housing prices in South Los Angeles recovered significantly, and by 2018, many had come to see South Los Angeles as a prime target for gentrification amid rising real estate values. Residents and activists are against market-rate housing as they have concerns that these projects will encourage landlords to sell, redevelop their properties or jack up rents. Under California law, cities can't reject residential projects based on these criticisms if the project complies with applicable planning and zoning rules. The construction of the K Line light rail through the neighborhood has stimulated the building of denser multistory projects, especially around the new stations. The NFL Stadium in Inglewood also encourages gentrification according to activists.
Real estate values in South Los Angeles were further bolstered by news that Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics, with many of the games to be hosted on or near the USC campus.
The City of Los Angeles delineates the South Los Angeles Community Plan area as an area of 15.5 square miles. Adjacent communities include West Adams, Baldwin Hills, and Leimert Park to the west, and Southeast Los Angeles (the 26-neighborhood area east of the Harbor Freeway) on the east.
According to the Los Angeles Times Mapping Project, the South Los Angeles region comprises 51 square miles, consisting of 25 neighborhoods within the City of Los Angeles as well as three unincorporated neighborhoods in the County of Los Angeles.
Google Maps delineates a similar area to the Los Angeles Times Mapping Project with notable differences on the western border. On the northwest, it omits a section of Los Angeles west of La Brea Avenue. On the southwest, it includes a section of the City of Inglewood north of Century Boulevard.
According to the Mapping L.A. survey of the Los Angeles Times, the South Los Angeles region consists of the following neighborhoods:
By the end of the 1980s, South Los Angeles had an increasing number of Hispanics and Latinos, mostly in the northeastern section of the region.
According to scholars, "Between 1970 and 1990 the South LA area went from 80% African American and 9% Latino to 50.3% African American and 44% Latino." This massive and rapid residential demographic change occurred as resources in the area were shrinking due to global economic restructuring described above and due to the federal government's decrease in funding of urban anti-poverty and jobs programs, and other vital social services like healthcare. The socio-economic context described here increased the perception and the reality of competition amongst Asians, African Americans, and Latinos in South LA. The results from the 2000 census which show continuing demographic change coupled with recent economic trends indicating a deterioration of conditions in South LA suggest that such competition will not soon ease."
In the 2014 census, the area of South Los Angeles had a population of 271,040. 50.0% of the residents were Hispanic or Latino, 39.7% were African American.
Many African Americans from South Los Angeles have moved to Palmdale and Lancaster in the Antelope Valley.
South Los Angeles has received immigrants from Mexico and Central America.