In rural areas, roads and paths are constructed to make farms, land and recreational areas accessible. The use of concrete offers many advantages.
Bicycle lanes, farm roads and cow paths can be constructed with plain and reinforced concrete, both manually and with a machine. Most concrete roads are constructed with a machine. It is possible to use coloured concrete. Concrete can be coloured with the addition of a pigment into the concrete mix or it can be sprinkled on top of the concrete. Adding pigment to the concrete mix is becoming increasingly common.
The advantages of concrete roads and paths are:
- The surface is even yet rough
- Low maintenance costs
- Can be constructed manually and by machine
- Comfortable to use
- No damage caused by roots of trees standing next to the road or path