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Asphalt vs Concrete: Which is Better?


If you’re looking to pave a driveway or parking area, one of the first decisions that you’ll need to make is the material that you want to use. Concrete and asphalt both have unique advantages, and it’s important to make an informed decision.

Our team at RedStone Construction Group has been serving Arkansas for 35 years and counting, and we can help you create a quality parking lot or driveway that you’ll be able to count on for years. We have the most experienced team in the industry, and we’re a phone call away any time you have questions. Here are a few basic facts about asphalt and concrete:

Concrete – Concrete is durable and attractive, and you can even stain it and stamp it for a custom look. It’s also a great way for your parking lot to blend seamlessly with your curbs, gutters, and sidewalks. Concrete is less susceptible to heat damage, which can be a real benefit in a warmer climate such as Arkansas. Concrete will generally last longer than asphalt, but it’s more expensive to repair.

Asphalt – One of the key advantages with asphalt is that it does not need time to cure, and can be driven on immediately after paving is complete. It’s also easier and less expensive to repair, and it is less likely to stain than concrete. Asphalt needs to be sealed about every 4-5 years to extend its longevity and maintain its appearance.

RedStone is Arkansas’ first road contractor to fully integrate recycled materials into our everyday products. Each year, we manage to keep over 3,000 truckloads of waste out of Arkansas landfills, and we’re proud to incorporate the principles of LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) into our projects. At our Little Rock asphalt plant, we’re able to repurpose roofing shingles and turn them into asphalt base.

We’re also able to take concrete from a demolition site, and convert it into base for future concrete work. Our commitment to sustainability helps us preserve the Earth’s limited resources, while we pass the savings on to our clients.

Contact us at this link to schedule a free estimate today or give us a call at (501) 374-1557 if you have any questions.