Many commercial areas see traffic that is a lot less about cars and a lot more about specialised vehicles such as forklifts, trailers and heavy trucks. These types of vehicles need sturdy surfaces to endure the rigours the extra weight presents.
Unlike concrete, asphalt is the perfect surface to withstand the wear and tear of commercial traffic in both keeping the surface even (especially necessary for vehicles with a shorter and sometimes unstable wheel base) and for withstanding the weight of heavier vehicles carrying goods. Asphalt also wears better and is less likely to erode under heavy use. Use asphalt rather than concrete for heavy vehicle traffic areas.
2 July 2015