3 Reasons Concrete is Overrated

Sure, concrete is a decent enough building material. But we think asphalt has a few more advantages – and we’re not just talking price. Here are three reasons that concrete is cool but asphalt is better:

  • It’s hard to get rid of. When concrete driveways have reached the end of their days, you can’t just pave over them anew, as you can with asphalt driveways. Instead, you must pay to have the whole thing completely removed and hauled off – a process that can cost thousands of dollars.
  • It gets ugly easily. There’s no denying that concrete looks great. Unfortunately though, those good looks don’t last. Because of its lighter color, concrete is more susceptible to blemishes like oil stains, and repairing these ugly marks is difficult and expensive. With asphalt, however, it’s no problem. Stains don’t stick out as much on blacktop, and asphalt repairs are easy and inexpensive.
  • It’s tough on your joints. If you’re thinking about installing concrete at your athletic facility, here’s something you might not have considered: it’s hard on the joints. Running on asphalt is much better for joint health, because it has more “give” and therefore doesn’t strain the knees as much.

Asphalt is significantly cheaper than concrete. It’s easily fixed, it stays looking great for a long time and it’s even good for your joints. If you need any more convincing that asphalt is the best option for your home or business, give the Atlanta asphalt experts at Prime Paving Contractors a call today.