Concrete is a great alternative to asphalt pavements. There are many benefits that concrete has over conventional asphalt pavements. Concrete is more durable than asphalt, it generally requires less maintenance, lasts nearly two times longer, and is 100% recyclable. In addition to the asphalt services that we provide, Rabine Paving offers a wide array of concrete solutions. This allows us to truly recommend the best option to fit your needs.
Concrete Parking Lot Installation
Using laser screed technology, Rabine is able to construct large scale concrete lots faster than ever before while also using less manpower. Though typically more expensive up front than asphalt, our concrete options are cost competitive when factoring in lifecycle and maintenance costs. There are many benefits to choosing concrete:
- Weather management – Concrete parking lots generate a lower temperature.
- Low maintenance – A concrete parking lot requires minimal upkeep. Concrete only needs joint sealing and an annual cleaning.
- Long lifespan – Concrete parking lots can last for twenty or thirty years.
- Environmental benefits – Concrete surfaces use less material to maintain and reduce urban heat island effects. They also require less energy to light up since it has reflective properties.
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Whitetopping is an innovative alternative product developed by Rabine Paving to compete with typical asphalt overlays offering more strength and durability. Similar to an asphalt overlay, the pavement is first milled to a proper depth before installing a thin layer of specially designed concrete using the laser screed.
Pervious concrete, like porous asphalt, allows storm water to seep into the ground. It provides environmental benefits and acts as an alternative storm water management system. Pervious concrete enhances the already durable and cost-effective nature of concrete with more sustainable attributes
Roller Compacted Concrete
Roller compacted concrete is a pavement choice designed for industrial facilities. It is great for facilities that have high traffic truck or forklift operations that do not have the benefit of being able to shut down for a week for standard concrete. RCC offers the benefits of a typical concrete pavement without the downside of being unable to drive on it for days. RCC is a concrete material that is installed through an asphalt paver and compacted using a typical vibratory roller. The end product is a pavement that has the consistency of an asphalt pavement and the strength of a concrete pavement.
Maintaining your pavement is a very important aspect in maximizing the life of your asphalt or concrete. Performing the correct maintenance at the right time will ultimately save you money by reducing the frequency in which patching, resurfacing, or replacement is needed. Call Rabine today for help with setting up a proper maintenance plan and budget.
For a list of all of the pavement maintenance services that we provide, please visit the website of our maintenance division by clicking below.