Your driveway is the first thing people see when they arrive at your home; it creates a first impression about the upkeep and condition of your home before they even step through the front door. It also can add to the value of your home, making it a good investment for the long-term equity of your property. When you pick asphalt for your new driveway, you know you’re getting a surface that will last for years, providing a great return on your investment.
Asphalt has many benefits compared to other, more expensive options. It’s a strong and durable surface that will last for years with relatively minimal maintenance. Asphalt is a smooth, continuous surface, without vulnerable seams or joints. Asphalt is a great choice in winter weather, as well, as it withstands freezing and thawing better than many other surfaces; it flexes and gives as the heat or cold causes it to contract or expand, meaning it’s not as vulnerable to cracks or seams. It’s also unaffected by salt.
Asphalt is an easily repairable surface, as well. If a pipe or utility line needs to be laid under your driveway, your asphalt driveway can easily and quickly be repaired, compared to concrete or more expensive materials. Asphalt is really the most cost-effective surface you can get when installing a new driveway.
As asphalt is a mixture of aggregate stones and sand and liquid asphalt cement, there are several different types of mixtures that you can choose from. Some mixtures have smother surfaces; others have a higher content of asphalt cement and still others can be colored and imprinted to give you a better aesthetic appeal. One specific asphalt mix is porous asphalt, which allows water to drain through your pavement into a subgrade reservoir. There are a wide variety of options to choose from when you opt for an asphalt surface for your driveway.
Asphalt is a long-lasting, cost-effective and attractive surface. When you’re considering a new driveway, asphalt should definitely be towards the top of your list. Speak with one of our installation professionals, and we’ll help you pick the surface that is best for you.