While more expensive initially (about 25-35% more), concrete lasts longer, can handle heavy traffic better, and is less prone to cracking and potholes. It is also less susceptible to oil cost fluctuations (asphalt is petroleum-based).
Asphalt lasts, on average, 10-25 years; concrete can last 25-40 years, but takes longer to install (3+ weeks compared to 3-4 days for asphalt).
You can install concrete year-round; many asphalt plants close for the winter.Back To Top
Every 3 years, you must fill in asphalt cracks with tar, sealcoat and restripe. Concrete only requires annual cleaning, joint sealing/sealing and restriping every 4-5 years.
Because of this flexibility, asphalt can perform better in areas with expansive subgrade soil conditions.
Asphalt is also more slip-resistant, providing better traction for walkers in wet or snowy conditions.
Factors such as material/raw material availability in the area, contractor workloads and access to rivers/train lines can also impact the cost of parking lots.Back To Top
To streamline delivery and control costs, we take a prototype approach when possible, engage local civil engineering consultants for each project, and establish a working relationship with the local governing authority.