Exacting quality control at competitive pricing
and responsive customer service.
Lakeridge Paving Company offers a full range of site development and utility services from private driveway paving to total site development packages. Our professional employees and highly qualified management team take personal pride in providing the highest quality work at very reasonable prices.
Lakeridge Paving's values of exacting quality control, reliable performance, and responsive customer service have been the company's heart since the business began in 1968 as a small asphalt paving contractor in Seattle, specializing in the demanding, customer-driven residential market. Lakeridge Paving stands out in an industry many consider to be a commodity.
What is the Difference between Asphalt and Concrete?
Paving can be a lengthy endeavor. Whether you’re dealing with driveway paving or parking lot paving in Seattle, WA, you have to decide what type of paving best works for your project. The two most common paving materials are asphalt and concrete. There are a few factors to consider before starting your paving project.
Both asphalt and concrete are mainly made up of stone and sand. However, asphalt gets its black color from the tar that is its main adhesive. Concrete tends to have a light grey color from its adhesive: cement. Both can be mixed with colors to add a little variety to your pavement, but asphalt has limited color options.
Asphalt is the least expensive paving option, hands down. It costs $2-$4 per square foot while concrete costs $4-$6 per square foot.
Asphalt works better in colder temperatures; it doesn’t crack as easily as concrete when it’s freezing. Concrete is a better option for high-heat areas because it doesn’t soften like the tar-based alternative.
Asphalt driveways and parking lots require a bit more maintenance than concrete driveways. They should be resealed about a year after installation and every 3-5 years after that. However, asphalt driveway repairs are much cheaper and can often be done without professional help.
Concrete driveways and parking lots don’t need regular maintenance. However, they crack more easily when exposed to stressors like extreme cold and lifted tree roots.
Concrete has a lifespan of 40 or more years without maintenance. However, replacing concrete is a much more expensive process because it must be torn out and re-poured. Asphalt has a lifespan of about 20 years or more. With proper maintenance, an asphalt pavement can last 30 years. To replace, professionals can simply scrape off a layer and install a new, strong layer on top.
If you have any questions about installing an asphalt driveway in Tacoma, WA, Bellevue, WA or Seattle, WA, contact the professionals at Lakeridge Paving at 888-403-8290.
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