Cruising on: The industry is expected to benefit from new housing construction

The housing bubble, which burst in 2007, took down the Paving Contractors industry's major client base, with lingering effects hampering the industry until 2012. Since then, many macroeconomic housing market drivers, such as housing starts and private spending on home improvements, have gained traction and shown overall improvement, benefiting demand for industry services. As the residential and nonresidential markets continue to improve, IBISWorld expects revenue for the Paving Contractors industry to increase. At the aggregate level, over the five years to 2017, low interest rates, favorable tax breaks and affordable prices have helped the housing market improve following the financial more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Low interest rates will keep borrowing costs low and encourage new housing construction
  • The residential market provides a substantial amount of business and accounts
  • The commercial segment is expected to be the largest source of potential industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Paving Contractors industry has a low level of capital intensity, despite the required use of heavy-duty equipment, such as cement mixers and steel drum rollers. While these large machines are needed to complete many industry projects, manual labor is much more essential. Depending on the size of the product, the size of the crew varies, with the average establishment employing three employees, according to IBISWorld estimates. Manual laborers are needed to lay the subgrade and prepare parking lots to be filled with concrete or asphalt, while finishers are used to give the parking area its desired texture, usually by applying pressure to the surface with some type of smooth object. When laying asphalt, steel drum rollers are used to ensure that parking areas are level. On ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paving Contractors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paving Contractors Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Number of businesses in the Paving Contractors industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paving Contractors Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments that specialize in the paving of residential and commercial driveways and parking areas. Establishments in this industry typically use asphalt, concrete or brick when performing their paving services. Excluded from this industry are operators that pave streets and highways; these services are part of the Road and Highway Construction industry (IBISWorld report 23731a).

    Industry Products
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Industry Activities
  • Paving residential driveways
  • Paving commercial parking areas
  • Applying sealants to enhance pavements appearance
  • Repairing cracks in driveways and parking areas
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Number of businesses
  • Private spending on home improvements
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction

  • Current Performance
  • Housing markets
  • Commercial demand lags behind residential
  • Profit and industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Complete recovery
  • High-end driveways
  • Operational trends
  • Table: Paving Contractors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paving Contractors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Land Development
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Industrial Building Construction
  • Commercial Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Asphalt Manufacturing
  • Cement Manufacturing
  • Clay Brick & Product Manufacturing
  • Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing
  • Stone, Concrete & Clay Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Other
  • Chart: Paving Contractors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Residential market
  • Commercial market

  • Major Markets
  • Commercial
  • Single-family homes
  • Multifamily residences
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paving Contractors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and depreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paving Contractors

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paving Contractors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paving Contractors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Paving Contractors Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of private nonresidential construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Sand, gravel or crushed stone materials, which are combined with cement and water to create concrete.
  • Agitator
  • A device that mixes cement, sand or gravel and water to form concrete; more commonly referred to as a cement mixer.
  • Sealer
  • A substance that is applied to paving materials to repel water and prevent UV degradation.
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