Why asphalt is the best surface for your driveway

Why asphalt is the best surface for your driveway

Why asphalt is the best surface for your driveway

6 May 2019
Construction & Contractors, Blog

When creating a new surface for your home driveway you have various options. You could opt for gravel or concrete, or maybe a paved surface. Each of these options has their place, but one of the most practical surfaces for your driveway is asphalt. Here are three reasons why you should think about choosing an asphalt driveway for your home:

Asphalt is cost effective

An asphalt driveway is, in most cases, one of the cheapest and most cost-effective driveways to construct. While the low cost of the material certainly helps to keep the overall cost down, it is the speed at which an asphalt driveway can be constructed that really makes the difference. Unlike a concrete driveway that needs to set after the concrete has been poured, or a paved driveway that is labour-intensive to create, an asphalt driveway can be created fast, meaning that the construction team can be finished and off the site without delay.

Asphalt offers a smooth and safe driveway

One of the reasons that asphalt is so commonly used for the surface of roads is that it offers a safe, smooth ride. These same characteristics also make asphalt a great choice for driveways. Why would you want to be jolted about on your driveway every time you start or end a journey? Asphalt can offer you a quiet, smooth ride from the moment you step out the front door of your home. No more crunching on gravel or slipping on a wet concrete surface, and certainly no more churning up mud from an unmade driveway. An asphalt surface is the safest, most practical driveway for your home. You can reach your car safely in every type of weather, and the asphalt surface means you can drive quietly away without disturbing your neighbours whatever time you leave home in the morning.

Asphalt is easy to repair

Asphalt is fast to lay and it is hardwearing; however, even the strongest surfaces will experience wear and tear over time. Repairing some driveways can be problematic. A paved driveway will require new paving slabs, and a concrete driveway will crack when damaged, but an asphalt driveway simply needs a little more asphalt added to fill in any holes, and the repaired surface can be restored to 'as new' condition instantly. There are no construction joints to disrupt the appearance of your driveway or to indicate where the repair has taken place.

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