Should I use asphalt or concrete?

It depends. Asphalt is less expensive than concrete, but concrete lasts longer (asphalt lasts 20 years on average, while concrete lasts 25-30 years on average.) The decision to use asphalt or concrete ultimately depends on the type of the job as well as the size. Asphalt can be repaired if necessary, but concrete can’t be repaired and needs to be completely replaced when it has issues.