There are many clients who are stuck in a quagmire wondering whether to choose concrete or asphalt for their home project or business development. This article will compare the both to help you decide which option might suit you best. In the following we will discuss, cost, durability, safety and aesthetics.
Concrete is more cost effective...eventually
Concrete costs less in the long run proven by federally sponsored studies that demonstrate that the cost of concrete is 13-30% cheaper than asphalt. A recent University of Michigan study shows a similar decrease in cost by at least 19%. This same study demonstrated that maintenace costs were 75% cheaper as well.
Recent advances in concrete technology have greatly reduced cost and durability compared to similar Asphalt alternatives. These costs and performance factors were compared over several years. With Concrete the following holds true:
CONCRETE LASTS LONGER WITH LESS REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
CONCRETE IS SAFER ON BOTH DRY AND SLIPPERY SURFACES
CONCRETE CREATES LESS OF A CARBON FOOTPRINT AS IT DOESN'T USE PETROLEUM AND IS CLEANER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
CONCRETE IS IN ALL WAYS MORE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING
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