Five reasons to choose an asphalt driveway

Whether you're starting a home building project or doing something on a larger scale, you have to keep a lot of different elements in mind. You have to think about the quality of the contractors you hire, the environmental impact of the materials you select, and the building processes that are used in the project. You also have to think about time and budget constraints. That can be overwhelming, but this blog is here to shoulder some of the burden. My name is Jonathon, and I've been there. I decided to start this blog to provide tips and ideas for others who are dealing with the stresses of planning, starting or managing a construction project.

Five reasons to choose an asphalt driveway

Five reasons to choose an asphalt driveway

4 January 2018
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Construction & Contractors, Blog


If you are thinking about installing a new surface for your driveway then there are plenty of options to consider. Interlocking pavers are always a popular choice, and poured or sealed concrete driveways are a common sight in many neighbourhoods. Despite the popularity of these driveway surface options the best choice if you want a driveway that is low cost, long lasting and looks great is undoubtedly asphalt.

Asphalt driveways are economical

Asphalt is not expensive to buy and laying an asphalt driveway can be completed quickly. You don't have to be concerned about your driveway being out of bounds for an extended period of time while you wait for the new surface to be finished and to dry ready for use.

Asphalt driveways are long lasting

Whether you only use your driveway occasionally, or you have a driveway that is in constant use an asphalt surface can be created that is perfect for your traffic needs. Asphalt surfaces are designed to withstand all weather conditions and to offer a long surface life, so however you use your driveway asphalt is the perfect surface material for you.

Asphalt driveways are low maintenance

An asphalt surface will last for an extended period of time, but eventually any driveway surface will require some attention. For many driveway surfaces, a repair could prove to be expensive and time consuming but an asphalt surface is easy to fix. You simply maintain and reseal the cracks in the surface and the job is done. In the unlikely event that major degradation is experienced on any section of the driveway it is usually possible to quickly relay just that section of the surface.

Asphalt driveways are safer

In some weather conditions it is possible for your driveway to be a hazardous place if your have the wrong surface or if the surface has not been correctly treated. Asphalt surfaces are naturally skid resistant and should provide a safe experience for you every time you step outside your front door.

Asphalt never dies

One characteristic of asphalt that is not widely appreciated is that it has a never ending life circle. It rarely ends up in a landfill site, instead it can be repeatedly reused for many purposes. Asphalt is the perfect driveway material for the 21st century, as we are all becoming more aware of the effect of our actions on the planet's natural resources. Talk to your driveway company today and discover how you could have a new asphalt driveway for your home or business.

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Whether you're starting a home building project or doing something on a larger scale, you have to keep a lot of different elements in mind. You have to think about the quality of the contractors you hire, the environmental impact of the materials you select, and the building processes that are used in the project. You also have to think about time and budget constraints. That can be overwhelming, but this blog is here to shoulder some of the burden. My name is Jonathon, and I've been there. I decided to start this blog to provide tips and ideas for others who are dealing with the stresses of planning, starting or managing a construction project.

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