|Quote, originally posted by lsinlv »|
|I would assume that wear rates would vary depending on traffic volume, type of traffic (light vs heavy), relative ambient temps, etc.|
I the desert SW we use a mix of asphalt not common to other areas in the country due to the standard stuff literally melting.
way to many factors unless you're specific.....
|Quote, originally posted by vw_ev73 »|
|Asphalt always wears out the fastest.|
Asphalt is much softer than concrete which also means that the road warps a lot more. Concrete on the otherhand is about twice as expensive as asphalt, but lasts nearly twice as long. It is used conditionally because it cracks very easily when the temperatures change. They can support much more weight than asphalt which is why they are used on freeways and aiport runways.