Pros and Cons: How Long Does an Asphalt Driveway Last?

Are you ready for a new driveway? Asphalt remains a popular choice for many homeowners and business owners. Asphalt is affordable. Regular asphalt driveway painting and maintenance help length the life of your driveway. Should you choose an asphalt driveway? How long do they last?

Asphalt Installation

Asphalt consists of sand, rock, and asphalt cement. The asphalt cement is made of a tar-like petroleum material. When you install a new driveway with Epic Paving, the installation consists of several steps. Do you want your driveway to last for a long time? Then be sure to have a professional team install your driveway. While regular maintenance and asphalt driveway painting will increase the durability and strength of your driveway, nothing compares to a high-quality professional installation.


The key to having your driveway last a long time is regular maintenance. In areas that have extreme weather, cracks and holes occur. The expanding and contracting water will cause unsightly cracks and potholes. These can lead to personal injury or property damage. Eventually, if left unchecked, they will cause structural damage to your driveway.

Each year inspect your driveway. Patch up holes and cracks. Use a sealant to make the asphalt more water-resistance and attractive. Every few years you need to seal-coat the driveway. This makes it more attractive but also helps keep the driveway strong and water-resistant.

How Long Does the Asphalt Last?

Typically, the asphalt driveway will last anywhere from a dozen to twenty years. The quality of the installation plays a key role in determining how long your driveway will last. Harsh cold climates may cause damage over time. The more you take care of your driveway, the longer it will last.

Call Epic Paving Today

The Epic Paving team specializes in high-quality asphalt driveway installation for homes and businesses. From driveways to parking lots, trust our contractors to provide you with superior workmanship and high-quality customer service. Contact the seasoned professionals at Epic Paving today. We will be happy to help you.