Paving Sydney

Asphalt or concrete? That’s the big question

When choosing pavers, Sydney property owners are often left wondering what type of pavers will suit their property, and the choices often end in a battle between asphalt or concrete. These decisions will generally come down to a few key considerations, including durability, aesthetics, maintenance, and cost. Once you understand each material’s various pros and cons, you will be better able to make an informed choice.

Asphalt versus concrete – pros and cons

Both asphalt and concrete will provide a stable, long-lasting surface. You can reasonably expect 20 years of use out of asphalt paving and around 30-years from concrete.

Repairs for asphalt are more frequent than concrete, but they are often minor and affordable. Concrete is a more durable surface requiring less routine maintenance, but repairs tend to be bigger, more expensive jobs.

Asphalt may be the better choice for paving Sydney commercial property parking areas as the dark colour prevents oil stains from showing. Oil and petrol on lighter coloured concrete are unsightly and difficult to remove.

Weather resistance

Concrete tends to crack in extremely cold weather, which shouldn’t bemuch of an issue when paving Sydney properties. If your property is in a coastal location, the salt air can cause spalling (cracked or damaged concrete) and may lead to extensive repairs.

Sydney can also be prone to sweltering summers that can heat an asphalt surface to scorching temperatures and even soften it. Concrete, on the other hand, tends to handle the heat much better.

When choosing surfaces for paving Sydney properties, it’s crucial to weigh up which material will work best for your situation. Whichever material you choose, working with a professional paving Sydney service is the best route to a long-lasting, durable, and attractive surface. About Paving has the knowledge and experience to deliver professional advice and guidance, so call today to find out more about your paving options.

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About Paving offers a no-obligation call. We can sit down with you and discuss what you really want and make recommendations on how it can be best achieved. Contact us today and let’s pave your way.

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Sydney Paving – Reasons to paved your property

Paving 101 – The different types of Sydney Paving

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