Benefits of an Asphalt Driveway

Very Long Home Driveway With Fresh Asphalt

When it comes to putting in a new home driveway, the two most common options are concrete and asphalt. It truly comes down to your own personal preference but understanding the benefits of an asphalt driveway vs. a concrete one is something you should know before making a choice for your residential driveway. Even though both have pros and cons, there are some definite benefits of an asphalt driveway that make it the better option in many cases.

Asphalt vs. Concrete Cost Comparison

Let’s begin by looking at the costs. Putting an asphalt driveway in as opposed to a concrete one is going to be much more cost-effective. If you want an option that will better fit within your budget, asphalt is the way to go. The total cost depends on a few different factors, including: your geographic area, the current market price for materials, and the prep work needed for your property before asphalt can be laid down. Typically, though, you can expect that asphalt will cost about ½ less than concrete.

Asphalt is Easier to Maintain and Repair

Did you ever see a concrete driveway that’s beginning to crack all over? It’s not exactly a pretty sight. The maintenance costs of an asphalt driveway are much less than concrete. Asphalt driveways are much easier to repair than concrete driveways. An asphalt driveway that needs to be repaired is usually done by a simple repaving of the top layer. Concrete? That needs to be replaced, and it is costly to have professionals come out and rip up the old concrete and replace it with an entirely new driveway. If an asphalt driveway does start to show some cracking, it can easily be repaired by the homeowner – and it won’t cost much. Even without any paving experience, you can pick up crack sealant products at the store and apply them on your own.

Asphalt Driveways Look Good

Asphalt is the paving material of choice for many people that want to enhance the curb appeal of their home. The smooth black surface can look much better than gravel, dirt, or poorly laid brick pavers. Asphalt driveways look nice and smooth, as opposed to the industrialized look of concrete. They look great, and, if desired, you can choose from some finishes and tints that can make an asphalt residential driveway look even better.

Less Time to Install and Cure

When it comes to installation, the benefits of an asphalt driveway are simple: they’re a lot easier to install because they take much less time. You can also drive on an asphalt driveway almost immediately after it’s installed because it takes less time to cure.  A professional asphalt company will install your residential asphalt driveway the right way.

Contact the Professionals at A. Macchione Brothers Today

Asphalt driveways have a lot of great benefits that concrete ones simply can’t match. The experienced team at A. Macchione Brothers, Inc. would be thrilled to discuss any questions you may have about the benefits of an asphalt driveway. One of our owners would be happy to provide a free estimate so you can have complete transparency about our residential asphalt paving services. Contact us or call 201-652-2700 for the best in customer care, quality workmanship, and competitive rates!