There are many elements that need to be considered when updating or building your parking lot. One of the main decisions is which material will be used in your parking lot. Since your parking lot will be in the ever-busy New Jersey, asphalt paving is your best option. Let’s explore why.


Asphalt has a lower production cost. Other construction materials, such as cement, concrete, or even brick tile, are much more costly. The cost of using asphalt paving is, on average, less than $2 per square foot. Meanwhile, concrete costs between $4 to $7 per square foot. 

For example, If your parking lot design is estimating 100 parking spots, that would require a minimum of 10,000 square feet for your lot. Considering the prices above, your parking lot would cost around $12,500 if built with asphalt. Meanwhile, it would cost around $50,000 to build your parking lot using concrete.

Quick and Easy

Asphalt is a revolutionary material. Needing little time to set and cool before use. Meanwhile, concrete or gravel requires up to a week to set, cure, and dry to be used. On a cold New Jersey week, your asphalt parking lot could potentially be ready to use up to two days after being installed.

Additionally, asphalt parking lots are easy to maintain and repair. If any cracks or potholes form on your asphalt parking lot, it is quick and easy to schedule a crack-filling. Crack-filling is when a hot sealant is used to fill up holes, cracks, and other depressions in your parking lot. It is simple and easy, dealing with the issue directly instead of having to replace the whole lot.


Asphalt is an extremely durable material. Created by mixing recycled materials, sand, gravel, and rock, asphalt has become an increasingly popular construction component. A successful parking lot design takes into account its consistent use and potential repair cost. An asphalt lot will usually last around 15 – 20 years, and that lifespan can be doubled if you schedule preventive maintenance to your lot.

Environmentally Friendly

We have one planet to take care of. One of the ways we take care of New Jersey is by minimizing waste and using recycled materials. Did you know that asphalt is 100% recyclable?

It may not seem obvious at first, but asphalt is completely recyclable. Asphalt is created using recycled materials. When tearing down lots, driveways, or streets, the asphalt used can be re-melted and used somewhere else. Recycling materials also means that asphalt is cost-efficient.

Pave Your Lot With Parking Lot Services

At Parking Lot Services, we provide a wide range of resources and solutions for your parking lot. We are New Jersey’s top service provider for asphalt paving. We can design, re-finish, or repair your parking lot, satisfaction guaranteed.

Our clients and partners include Rutgers State University of New Jersey, Atlantic Health System, Jones Lang LaSalle, Hyatt, and Toys R Us. Our team of experts is ready and available to answer any questions you may have about your parking lot design project.