If you’re preparing to build or replace a parking lot, one of the decisions you’ll need to make is what kind of paving material to use. Asphalt and concrete are two of the most common paving materials available, and while concrete may seem like a stronger material, asphalt is by far the most common choice. Have you ever wondered why most commercial parking lots are paved with asphalt?

Fast Construction

Contrary to concrete or other materials, an asphalt parking lot can be ready in as little as 24-48 hours. Unlike concrete which needs up to 10 days to properly cure, an asphalt surface can be driven on in approximately 24 – 48 hours. The extra time a concrete parking lot needs to set and cure also contributes to additional expenses, which brings us to the next point.


Cost is significantly less per square foot in larger areas. What’s more, the fact that an asphalt parking lot takes less time than a concrete lot to pave means less interruption to your business and less lost revenue. While you will be required to regularly maintain your asphalt parking lot to keep it in good shape, over time, an asphalt parking lot saves you more money than a concrete lot.

Minimal Repair and Maintenance

A properly installed asphalt parking lot can last for decades with minimal maintenance and repairs. Keep your parking lot clean, schedule regular inspections and preventative maintenance with a professional asphalt contractor, and you should be good to go. Should it come to it, asphalt repairs are quick and cost-effective, too. Anything from filling a crack to repairing a pothole can be completed within just a few hours. If it’s more than just a few small cracks or potholes that need taking care of, resurfacing a worn-out asphalt parking lot is significantly easier than replacing a concrete surface and can have your parking lot looking brand new again in no time.

Choose Calgary’s Trusted Paving Contractor for Your Asphalt Parking Lot

Serving the local community for over 20 years, Holloway Paving is proud to be Calgary’s trusted paving contractor for asphalt parking lots. Whether you need our expert asphalt paving services or want to repair or maintain an existing asphalt service, we’re here to help. Give us a call at 403-975-3030 or contact us online with any questions or for a free quote on any of our services.