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There are times when concrete paving jobs may be necessary in order to complete larger asphalt projects. When this is the case, our team of concrete paving contractors is prepared to deliver top-quality concrete paving services. Perhaps we’re re-paving a commercial parking lot and discover a dumpster pad that is in disrepair. This is often the result of constant wear and tear from a garbage truck. Or, maybe we determine that the concrete collar on a catch basin needs to be replaced before we can re-do the asphalt on the lot. These are just a couple of instances when commercial concrete paving contractors are necessary, and where our team of professionals can use their expertise to get the job done right.
Most of our concrete services are related to repairs that occur when we are paving a commercial parking lot. They include:
- Driveways and driveway approaches (aprons)
- Dumpster pads
- Catch basin collars
- Retrofitting properties for ADA compliance; our crews are specially trained to install wheelchair ramps
Asphalt vs. Concrete
While many may think that asphalt and concrete are the same, they are not. Asphalt is a mixture of aggregate and binding agent. Concrete is a composite material held together with cement. Concrete is a mixture of crushed stone, sand and cement. Both need to be installed by a concrete paving contractor.
Asphalt, when compared to concrete, is a cheaper option. Because of this, it can last between 10-15 years shorter compared to concrete. Asphalt can be driven on immediately, where concrete needs more time to dry. If you’re looking to customize (stamp, color, stain etc.), then concrete is the better option. Asphalt also hides oil stains better, but will be damaged by gasoline. Compared to concrete, asphalt is much cheaper to repair and patch, making it a great cost-effective option.
Concrete is the long-lasting solution to your pavement needs. On average, it lasts 30-40 years when a proper maintenance schedule is followed. Concrete typically needs to cure for a week after it’s been installed, but it doesn’t need the sealing that asphalt needs (although sealing once every 5 years will prolong the life of your concrete). If you use the wrong de-icing products during winter, your concrete could suffer damage. The Columbus winters can take a toll on your concrete paving if you don’t consult the experts for a full consultation. Contact us today for a full breakdown and comparison of asphalt and concrete!
Concrete pavement is only as good as what’s underneath it. A solid foundation is necessary if you wish to achieve the longevity and sturdiness that concrete offers. The soil composition and compaction underneath your concrete needs uniformity to perform well. Concrete should never be paved over a bone-dry subgrade, so spraying it first to dampen is key. It’s also important to look for any soft spots in your soil and fill them in as necessary. Because there are so many important steps when setting up your subgrade, finding the right commercial concrete paving contractor will set you up for success. Trusting the experts at Tolliver & Curl is vital to setting a good foundation for your concrete.
The type of pavement that’s right for you depends on many factors. The climate you’re in, the level of traffic your pavement will receive, the budget you have all are important factors, among others. Getting a proper assessment done by concrete paving contractors is key to getting the right solution. It can be costly to pick the wrong product, and can set your project back in terms of time and money. Contact us today to experience the Tolliver & Curl Paving difference.
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