For many of us, a beautifully paved driveway is one of those sensible home upgrades that we plan to get to “one of these days.” But it is also one of those things we tend to let drift down to the bottom of that things to do around the home” list. Which is why we’ve put together four fantastic reasons you should pave your driveway today, as opposed to tomorrow.
Gravel or Cracked Driveways Can Be Hazardous
Believe it or not, your driveway is the place you’re most likely to experience a serious accident after the kitchen. This is especially the case if you have young children or elders regularly walking in from outside. A quality asphalt or concrete driveway does more than improve aesthetics! It greatly improves the walking surface and reduces the chances of someone slipping or falling.
Investing Now Prevents Costly Damages Later
While a driveway may look like a simple structure, there’s actually a lot going on beneath the surface. Layers of solid asphalt or concrete rest over a carefully graded base. If any of this base begins to fail, the whole driveway will start to deteriorate. Small cracks in your driveway may not seem like a big deal, but over time those cracks will widen and you may be in need of a full driveway replacement. Repaving the driveway now is definitely the best option.
Less Maintenance Means More Time and Energy
Gravel and old, crumbling driveways are dirt and debris safe haven! Wonderful for them, but unfortunate for you or whoever has to clean up the mess. With an expertly paved driveway, you can rest easy knowing that maintaining your driveway only requires a little effort. Paved driveways generally only require a quick rinse with a hose and a sweep.
Bye, Bye, Snow! Almost.
We can guarantee your favorite winter pastime does not include shoveling the driveway. Luckily, a well done paving job encourages snow to dissipate quicker. Due to it’s darker hue and thermal properties, asphalt stores more heat compared to other driveway surfaces. And because asphalt is naturally flexible, it won’t be as vulnerable to the extreme snow and frost the way concrete would.
So if you’re looking for improved safety, more time and energy, plus a boost to your homes value? Look no further than a paved driveway. Ready to get started? The team at Epic Paving is here to help! Don’t hesitate to contact us today at 416-701-1881 or firstname.lastname@example.org.