The Benefits of Paved Asphalt Driveways
Professionally paved asphalt is one of the best surface materials for your residential driveways and walkways.
Even though asphalt is widely used, the average person doesn’t know what makes asphalt such an ideal choice for your asphalt paving project.
Asphalt is economical, making it one of the more cost-effective options with a typical savings of 30-40 percent less than concrete.
Asphalt is relatively quick and easy for a professional asphalt paving company to install. An asphalt driveway can usually be laid in one or two days, depending on the size of the project and can be ready for use in as little as two days after completion depending on the season. Upkeep is minimal with light maintenance and any repairs can be done easily and inexpensively. The crack sealant products you need are widely available through home improvement retailers, don’t cost very much and can easily be applied on your own, even if you have don’t have any previous paving experience.
In addition, regular preventative maintenance, like crack filling, sealcoating, sweeping and general upkeep, can extend the lifespan of your blacktop driveway to 20 years or more.
If you are environmentally conscience, asphalt is also completely recyclable – its life cycle never ends as it can be used over and over. If your blacktop driveway is crumbling, that existing asphalt can simply be salvaged and reused, so none of this material will end up in a landfill.
Asphalt is an ideal choice for durability. It is suited for anything from foot traffic to vehicle traffic, including the heaviest of transports. It is also weather resistant so it can withstand the harshest of conditions, including heat, cold and storms and is flexible and skid resistant.
An additional benefit of asphalt is that its black color helps draw and retain more of the sun’s heat. In the winter, this means that snow will melt faster on an asphalt driveway. Call us for a driveway paving estimate, and get a safer, better driveway.
The important thing to keep in mind is that a paved asphalt driveway is only as good as both components involved – the material and the professional. Even if you are using the highest grade of asphalt, your paved driveway project can fail if the company you hire is less than topnotch. If you need to have your driveway paved, call us soon. Our quality and price combination usually keeps us booked out a ways.
If you have any questions about the benefits of asphalt paving or are interested in a free driveway paving estimate, give Total Asphalt Paving a call today or click here to complete our online request form!