Ever wondered why we build bus stop areas out of concrete and not asphalt like the rest of the paved road? The paving experts at American Asphalt explain why concrete is the material of choice for local bus stop pads.
- Stronger material: The rigidity of concrete makes it better at handling both weight and traffic. Since weight is distributed across the subgrade in concrete slabs, it can easily withstand the tremendous force applied on the surface when buses stop and start. On the other hand, the composition of asphalt makes it more flexible and less structurally sound. Consisting of gravel, crushed rock or stone and sand, asphalt becomes soft and malleable in hot weather which can cause it to shift under the torque of large buses.
- Durability: Although cheaper to install and maintain, asphalt surfaces can deteriorate quickly on a high-traffic bus pad. Concrete provides a more durable surface which can last for 30 to 40 years. Since it does not develop potholes or require sealing in warmer weather, repair and maintenance work is also reduced.
- Reflective surface: Concrete is light colored and naturally reflective when compared to black asphalt. This makes is easier for bus drivers to see the padded areas. Concrete surfaces are also safer as they prevent skidding.
American Asphalt is an established concrete paving company that provides high-quality installation, repair and maintenance services in the Bay Area. From construction of new roads, pavements, bus stops, playgrounds and patios to asphalt and concrete repairs, we serve a wide range of customer needs. All aspects of your project are handled in-house ensuring a quality finish and timely completion.
Pavement services by American Asphalt help you maintain the value and safety of your property by reducing typical problems caused by water, oxidation and extreme temperatures. A unique 3-year warranty on new installations assures you of a job well done. We work with California’s transportation department, Caltrans, to maintain the state’s highways, freeways, bridges, public parking lots, and sidewalks.
Take advantage of our customized concrete maintenance plans to reduce your maintenance efforts and cost. We take pride in the surfaces we repair, install, and maintain.
Customers across the Bay Area, including those in Hayward, San Jose, Fremont, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Milpitas, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Leandro, Newark, Union City, Gilroy, Palo Alto, Marin County, San Mateo, Burlingame, and Walnut Creek areas rely on our concrete paving services to maintain attractive and safe properties.
Contact us to learn more about why we build bus stop areas out of concrete. Call us at 800-541-5559 to inquire about our paving services.