Concrete is an excellent choice for parking lot applications.
Long recognized for its durability and strength, concrete requires much less maintenance than other materials and provides environmental benefits including lower energy cost for lighting, it can be recycled and it is cost effective.
The rigidity and high strength of concrete provide the same load-carrying capacity in a thinner section than traditional paving materials. The lighter color of concrete can reduce the number of light fixtures required in a parking lot and provide for enhanced safety. Up to 3 out of every 10 lights can be eliminated in a concrete parking lot. Maintenance is nearly zero over a 20-year life of a concrete parking lot, and they can easily be colored and textured. ACI 330R-08 is the Gold Standard for Concrete Parking lots.