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If you are a home or business owner in the San Antonio Area and trying to decide between paving your driveway or parking lot with Asphalt or other materials, the decision can really be a daunting one, especially if you are not completely read up on the subject.
One of the first things you might want to consider is the average temperatures that San Antonio sees in a typical season. Luckily, the temperatures are pretty moderate and we experience just about “every season” in our climate. Most contractors recommend asphalt pavement for colder climates and Concrete paving for warmer ones, but with places that experience all four seasons, like us, it might be best to consider going with the surface material that is more adaptable to every environment choice: asphalt.
Why Choose Asphalt For Driveway or parking Lot
Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why asphalt is better suited for your next project over other pavement types like concrete.
- Concrete is susceptible to frost, expansion and contraction and over time, this can ultimately damage and deteriorate the surface and cost you tons of money in repairs.
- Concrete also tends to break down with prolonged exposure to salt.
- Concrete does not absorb heat from the sun as effectively as Asphalt does, therefore, making it a poor choice in an area like San Antonio that still has the possibility of seeing snow in winter. Even in January when the temperatures dip below 40 degrees, you don’t want to find your driveway or parking lot iced over from a previous day’s rain.
Asphalt is not affected by any of these things. Blacktop isn’t really affected much by the seasonal temperatures and it is relatively unaffected by salt, whether spread on the roads in winter. Asphalt is an excellent substance that absorbs sunlight, making any snow that COULD fall in San Antonio disappear that much quicker!
Resurfacing, Maintenance & Repair
Did you also know that asphalt is considered by many to be “environmentally friendly?” If you are Earth conscience, this should make you a happy customer! Much of the materials used in Asphalt paving are made of recycled materials, unlike its counterpart cement, which has to be broken up and hauled away to the local landfill. Some asphalt materials can also be made so it is porous, to aid in water drainage. With an area like San Antonio that might see a lot of rainfall in a season, it is a good idea to go with a product that will give you the least amount of headaches.
One of the biggest pluses in the use of asphalt is the ease in preparation and setting it. It is, by far, much easier to work with than concrete. Maintenance of asphalt is also simpler because you only have to repair the top layer, when needed. The middle and lower layers are basically permanent, unless you are completely getting rid of the surface. This factor alone makes the cost over the lifetime of the surface more affordable than Concrete.
So, now that you know some of the factors in determining what material is best to use on your next project, you can make a better, more sound decision.
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