Asphalt or Concrete

We often get calls for quotes with questions about the differences between asphalt and concrete. Some property owners are not sure how to choose one over the other for their upcoming project. Holland Paving can evaluate your project, be it residential or commercial, and help determine what best suits your needs. We can explain how elements like depth, elevation, and traffic patterns inform the best material for the job.
Public street entrances, curbs, public walkways, and aprons are usually always concrete and at an average depth thicker than minimum requirements by city building departments. The best reference would be the dumpster pad found in commercial lots. This is an area where a very heavy vehicle will stop or pivot on the surface and concrete is the best option for this type of traffic.
Asphalt is a renewable and repairable product. Installation can be at two-inch depths, paved over once or twice (for elevation) and can be maintained with crack seal and sealcoat, giving it a fresh look and prolonging its life every few years. Asphalt can be installed for commercial use, however, docks, storage areas, and curbing are much more durable in concrete. Concrete is sometimes the support for the proper installation of asphalt paving. Curbs, drain pads, docks, and dumpster pads are much more durable in concrete and will support an asphalt pavement very well.