Commercial Paving and Coating has extensive experience in concrete pavement for commercial, industrial or municipal applications. Our paving crews are trained in the most recent procedures for producing quality concrete surfaces. We maintain modern mixing and paving equipment, ensuring your new surface or restoration project is the best quality available.
The primary difference between concrete and asphalt road surfaces is that concrete is a rigid structure and asphalt is flexible. The significance of this is in how the pavements react to traffic loads and the environment. Each has its specific advantages and uses.
Concrete has a longer structural life. Typically, a concrete pavement is designed to last 25 to 30 years, and some are built with a life of 50 years. It doesn’t rut, washboard or shove out of its original position. Its rigid surface provides excellent durability.
Maintenance and Repair
Because it is built with a longer structural life, concrete requires less repair and maintenance. This means fewer delays for commuters due to closed roads under construction or repairs.
Concrete Can Withstand Heavy Weight
Unlike asphalt, concrete is not affected by seasonal weakening of the subgrade during spring thaw. This feature allows heavy vehicles to maintain full weight on concrete highways all year round. Concrete is very well suited to heavy load truck traffic. It is especially useful for water courses and high weight loading areas. It is more expensive to install than asphalt but is a wise investment for locations that must withstand heavy loads.
Concrete pavement provides shorter vehicle stopping distance. During wet weather, water or ice collected in the ruts of an asphalt pavement can increase the potential for skidding. The rigid surface of concrete does not allow tire ruts, eliminating this risk.
Concrete pavement improves night time visibility. It deflects light from a vehicle or lamppost better than the darker colored asphalt.