When looking at options for your parking lot or other hard surface, you probably have narrowed down your choices to concrete and asphalt. Both of these time-tested materials provide excellent benefits for businesses looking for reliable, long-lasting surfaces.
While you can’t really go wrong either way, you should evaluate your business’ needs and preferences and choose the material that makes the most sense for you.
What Concrete Can Offer
Concrete is a versatile material with several positive attributes. First and foremost, concrete is one of the lowest cost paving materials on the market. It is also widely available, as there is no shortage of the raw materials that go into making it.
Concrete is a durable material that will hold up admirably for years and even decades. If poured correctly, concrete requires little maintenance, and any required upkeep costs will be low.
In addition, concrete can be cast into almost any shape. If you need to create a three-dimensional structure of some kind, such as a curb or wall, concrete will be the go-to choice to add to the plan.
What Asphalt Can Offer
Asphalt is another top-notch material that offers many positives for businesses. One advantage is the speed at which an asphalt surface can be created. A surface can be prepared and paved in a short amount of time and be quickly made ready for vehicle or pedestrian use.
Another plus to using asphalt is its color-contrast. The combination of black pavement with white or yellow lines is highly visible and increases the safety factor for parking lots.
Finally, asphalt is one of the most recyclable, and by extension, one of the most environmentally friendly materials. It can be broken apart, scooped up and reused in any number of products or applications.
If you have questions about concrete or asphalt products, or require a new installation or repair, be sure to contact
A1 Professional Asphalt & Sealing. We are able to help you evaluate your needs and can provide solutions at a cost that works for you and your business.