The pavement around your business is one of the first things your customers are going to see, and the curb appeal your pavement creates (or doesn’t create!) will affect your customers’ first impressions. Obviously, you want your business’s pavements to reflect well on your business. There are many options to choose from when it comes to pavement, and each has its own considerations concerning cost, maintenance, and more. Tucker Paving has nearly 30 years of experience in the asphalt and concrete paving industry, so we are happy to share our extensive experience and expertise to help you choose the best pavement option for your business!
Asphalt. Asphalt pavement is commonly used in parking lots, roads, and even walkways. It offers a lot of curb appeal when new with its dark finish, but it will turn gray over time as dirt and debris collect. Maintenance includes sealcoating every few years, which will restore the pavement’s dark color, and milling and resurfacing if needed. Asphalt also holds up well against water, debris, and contaminants. It’s a cost-effective option with minimal maintenance that can hold up for decades if properly maintained. There are even options like permeable asphalt for water drainage and tar-and-chip asphalt for a lower-cost pavement.
Concrete. Concrete pavement is slightly more expensive, but it can withstand much higher traffic, as well as heavier vehicles. Maintenance includes sealing every few years, as well as patching any cracks that may arise. There are also pervious concrete options for spots where water drainage is an issue.
Permeable Pavers. Permeable pavers can be made from a variety of materials—such as plastic, brick, concrete, and more. These pavers usually snap together in a grid; there are many different options in terms of materials, cost, installation methods, maintenance, and more. The biggest advantage of permeable pavers is they are able to filter large quantities of water, keeping pooling water out of your parking lots and walkways.
Traditional Pavers. Traditional pavers made of brick, stone, or formed concrete are likely the most expensive option; they are also the option that will require the most maintenance. Traditional pavers do have quite a lot of curb appeal, so they might be a great choice for smaller areas, like walkways.
Tucker Paving has nearly 30 years of experience in the concrete and asphalt paving construction industry, and we offer sealcoating, pavement resurfacing, and asphalt and concrete repair and replacement. Call us at (863) 299-2262, or contact us online, for your next project!