5 Key Benefits of Concrete Pavement
Durable and low maintenance
Over a 50-year period, a concrete road requires only a third of the maintenance of an asphalt road. This saves money and helps spread out maintenance dollars more efficiently.
Concrete roads today are competitive with asphalt pavement on first cost - actually often less expensive - and almost always less expensive when lifecycle costs are considered.
Concrete pavements require 66% less energy and 73% less base material (stone, sand and gravel) than asphalt pavements, conserving the environment and reducing GHGs.
Concrete roads improve the fuel efﬁciency of trafﬁc by up to 7%, yielding reductions in carbon emissions of up to 12,000 metric tonnes per lane kilometer, equivalent to avoiding the consumption of over five million liters of gas over the pavement’s lifecycle.
Concrete’s light color and natural reflectance brighten roads, parking areas and sidewalks, reducing exterior lighting requirements at night by up to 24% and keeping communities cool by reducing the urban heat island effect.