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Concrete vs. Asphalt

When It comes to paving services, you have two choices: concrete or asphalt.

So, which is the best choice? Here is a rundown of their differences. You decide.

Physical Difference:

Hot mix asphalt is made of aggregates (stone, sand and gravel) and liquid asphalt, the oil-based glue which is the glue that holds everything together. Concrete is made from American materials such as limestone, rock and water. Concrete is also the most used manmade material in the world.

Cost Difference:

Concrete pavement’s life can range anywhere from 20-40 years. But when you factor in annual maintenance, asphalt pavement can cost four to seven times as much money to maintain. This saves you long-term on repair and maintenance.

Environmental Difference:

Concrete is 100% recyclable, and the most recycled construction material in the world. So rather than ending up in your state’s landfills, it can be broken down and used in new pavement or for other construction purposes.

When it comes to durability, cost and environmental impact, concrete is obviously the best choice. Call us for a free estimate and learn more about how we can help you with all your concrete needs.

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