Why Asphalt Is Best for New England Winters

January, 30, 2021 By CASSIDY PAVING 3 min read
When it comes to your new driveway or parking lot, you have more than one option for your pavement material. Depending on where you’re located, though, asphalt and concrete do not have the same experience in bitterly cold winters as we see in New England. Cassidy Paving is proud to offer asphalt services because we know that you will get more out of your investment when choosing this option. Those in colder climates need a material that can withstand temperatures well below freezing for a long period of time. Here are the reasons why asphalt is the best choice for New England winters.

Benefits of Asphalt in New England Winter

Expansion and Contraction

A great quality of asphalt is that it has the ability to expand and contract in with the temperatures. Because we often see dramatic fluctuations in temperature from winter to summer, asphalt is a superior choice for New England. Asphalt comes in many different types, including porous pavement. This is a specialty type of asphalt that, according to Green Building Alliance, “mimics the natural process that occurs on the ground’s surface, consequently reducing runoff and returning water to underground aquifers. It also traps suspended solids and pollutants, keeping them from polluting the water stream”. Porous pavement and any other type of asphalt have benefits that keep our driveway or parking lot moving without breaking. Even though over time you may start to see cracks, which is normal, you will also notice a large amount of time that your asphalt pavement can last with the suggested maintenance schedule. Another great thing about using asphalt is that the black color will allow ice to melt substantially faster than it would on concrete.


Asphalt pavement does require a bit of maintenance, but each time to call an asphalt paving contractor, the costs will be substantially less than what you would experience with concrete. The affordability of asphalt pavement construction is often a big selling point for small and large projects. Even during cold months, asphalt patching can be done until a more permanent repair can happen when it warms up. Undoubtedly over time, the freeze-thaw cycle will cause issues, especially if you didn’t get sealcoating upon installation. When you work with an asphalt maintenance company on upkeep and certified repairs, you can help keep your property budget in check while protecting your surfaces with a material sure to withstand many New England winters.

Local Experts

A benefit of using Cassidy Paving for your choice of asphalt pavement contractor is that not only are we asphalt experts, but we live in New England and understand the complexities of the winter weather situation. From ice to active snow, we have a unique perspective on maintaining and enhancing your pavement to work when the temperatures are frigid. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to receive a free estimate. You don’t have to wait for the weather to warm up to start thinking about asphalt installation or asphalt repair services. If we get you on the schedule now, you will bypass the springtime rush for service.
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