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Asphalt and concrete are the two most commonly used materials for paving. However, while they may seem similar, the two substances are actually very different. Their applications differ depending on factors such as the job type, regional location, and purpose. For example, concrete is more commonly used large-scale in the southwest because of the warmer temperatures that won’t crack the concrete. Additionally, 94% of US highways are paved with asphalt because they are quick to construct and easy to maintain (NAPA). Advantages and disadvantages of using both asphalt and concrete are listed below: