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The Benefits of Asphalt in the Winter Season

9/4/2019
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Climate is always the first thing to consider when considering paving. In places where Winter is cold and brutal, asphalt is always the most conducive material for this type of climate.  Asphalt driveways, parking lots, and roads hold up much better than concrete in these harsh elements.

Asphalt tends to be flexible when the ground shifts in the sub-zero temperatures.  Concrete does not do well with the expansion and contraction due to the extreme temperature variations. Ultimately this means that the asphalt is more crack-resistant.  In addition, asphalt does not deteriorate with the use of salt like it does on concrete.

With concrete being black, the dark color helps draw in and contain the sun's heat. This means that during the Winter, snow will melt faster on an asphalt driveway, parking lot or road than it will on concrete. This greatly improve safety in both residential and commercial properties and makes its maintenance much easier.

With Total Asphalt Paving Inc. located in Washington Township, it’s easy to request a quote!  If you have any questions about the benefits of asphalt paving or are interested in a free paving estimate, please contact us today at 586-221-3293!  You can also reach out to us on our contact form


For additional information, you can also click the follow link to read The Benefit of Asphalt by the National Asphalt Paving Association.