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"I am thrilled with the job that Lorenz Concrete did on our new patio! It was great working with Brice and his father and the final product was just what I wanted. I would use Lorenz again for any concrete work and I would recommend them to anyone that needs work done. My wife and I are extremely sa..."

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Asphalt vs Concrete

Hot mix asphalt is made of aggregates (stone, sand, gravel) and liquid asphalt, the oil-based glue which is the glue that holds everything together. Concrete is made from American materials such as limestone, rock and water. 

For most residential and commercial property owners in Wisconsin, concrete is the paving material of choice. Some of the characteristics of concrete that lead people choose concrete over asphalt include:

Hardness – Unlike asphalt, concrete is hard, strong, solid, and retains those characteristics during hot weather. Asphalt can soften during hot summer days. Concrete pavements can carry heavy loads without rutting or developing potholes. With concrete's rigidity and high strength it takes only a 4" thick pavement to provide the same load carrying capacity as 8" of asphalt.

Maintenance Costs - For concrete they are nearly zero--only some joint sealing and annual cleaning. Asphalt needs to be coated with liquid asphalt every few years and be completely resurfaced every 10 years or less. This means no business interruptions with concrete parking lots which saves you time, headache, and money versus the maintence costs of asphalt.

Temperature Control – Asphalt gets hot during the summer months, due to their dark color – too hot for comfort at times. Light-colored concrete stays cool enough even for bare feet.

Appearance – For many people, the light color and availability of attractive exposed aggregate concrete finishes match their expectations better than dark asphalt.

Concrete will last as much as three times as long as asphalt, about 30 years in Wisconsin. This makes concrete cheaper in the long run with less maintenance, resurfacing, and replacement costs. You will also have a higher resale value and curb appeal with concrete versus asphalt.

For more information about our products and services or to schedule an estimate, call us today, 262-586-5391 or Contact us online.


Asphalt Or Concrete
Hot mix asphalt is made of aggregates (stone, sand, gravel) and liquid asphalt, the oil-based glue which is the glue that holds everything together. Concrete is made from American materials such as limestone, rock and water. 

For most residential and commercial property owners in Wisconsin, concrete is the paving material of choice. Some of the characteristics of concrete that lead people choose concrete over asphalt include: 

Hardness – Unlike asphalt, concrete is hard, strong, solid, and retains those characteristics during hot weather. Asphalt can soften during hot summer days. Concrete pavements can carry heavy loads without rutting or developing potholes. With concrete's rigidity and high strength it takes only a 4" thick pavement to provide the same load carrying capacity as 8" of asphalt.

Maintenance Costs - For concrete they are nearly zero--only some joint sealing and annual cleaning. Asphalt needs to be coated with liquid asphalt every few years and be completely resurfaced every 10 years or less. This means no business interruptions with concrete parking lots which saves you time, headache, and money versus the maintence costs of asphalt.

Temperature Control – Asphalt gets hot during the summer months, due to their dark color – too hot for comfort at times. Light-colored concrete stays cool enough even for bare feet.

Appearance – For many people, the light color and availability of attractive exposed aggregate concrete finishes match their expectations better than dark asphalt.

Concrete will last as much as three times as long as asphalt, about 30 years in Wisconsin. This makes concrete cheaper in the long run with less maintenance, resurfacing, and replacement costs. You will also have a higher resale value and curb appeal with concrete versus asphalt.

For more information about our products and services or to schedule an estimate, call us today, 262-586-5391 or Contact us online.