Originally Posted by otc
Asphalt is asking for problems after a few MN winters, but aggregate makes shoveling a pain. Looks real nice, but you can't use metal shovels and it likes to eat up plastic shovels.
If you snow blow, it probably doesn't matter and aggregate will last a long time.
It's funny that Americans hate asphalt and thinks it will break on sight, but all Scandinavian roads are made of it and we get some harsh winters.
Concrete is only used on industrial eatate, with lots of heavy machinery.