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What are most parking lots paved with?

March 25, 20242 min read

Top Materials for Parking Lot Paving

When it comes to paving parking lots, only two materials can really stand the test of our harsh Canadian winters: asphalt and concrete. Both materials have their unique advantages but are best implemented for different use cases.

With over 30 years of experience in the paving industry here in Toronto, we know these materials like the back of our hands and can help you understand their unique benefits depending on your parking lot paving needs.

Asphalt Paving: The Go-To Choice

Asphalt is often the first choice for parking lot paving due to its cost-effectiveness and quick installation process. It's known for its durability and flexibility, which is especially important in high-traffic areas with fluctuating temperatures. Also, on those light snowy days, Asphalt's dark colour and heat retention can help melt snow faster, making it a practical choice for Commercial parking lots.

Key Benefits of Asphalt:

At Pavemar Paving, we specialize in commercial paving, offering top-notch services that ensure your parking lot is smooth, durable, and aesthetically pleasing.

Concrete Paving: Durable and Versatile

Concrete is another popular choice for parking lots, admired for its longevity and low maintenance requirements. Unlike asphalt, concrete can withstand higher temperatures without softening and offers a variety of finishes to enhance the look of your parking space.

However, its increased cost, when compared to asphalt, often results in property managers choosing only the appropriate areas for concrete installation, to maximize the value from their property maintenance budgets.

Key Benefits of Concrete:

  • Long-lasting durability.

  • Low maintenance needs.

  • Resistant to high temperatures.

  • Offers various decorative options.

Whether you're considering concrete for its durability or aesthetic versatility, Pavemar Paving's concrete expertise ensures your parking lot meets the highest standards of quality and performance.

Other Paving Materials: Exploring Alternatives

While asphalt and concrete dominate parking lot paving, other materials like permeable paving solutions and interlocking pavers can offer environmental benefits and aesthetic appeal. Depending on a variety of factors, these alternatives may promote better stormwater management and can complement the surrounding landscape design.

Why Choose Pavemar Paving for Your Project?

Choosing the right material for your parking lot is crucial, but selecting the right paving contractor makes all the difference. We bring over three decades of experience, expertise, and a commitment to excellence in every project. Whether it's commercial/industrial asphalt paving, concrete services, or innovative paving solutions, we're here to ensure your project's success.

For reliable, high-quality paving services across the GTA, turn to Pavemar Paving. Contact us today to learn more about how we can transform your parking lot with the best materials and unmatched craftsmanship.

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