Should I Pave My Driveway with Concrete or Asphalt?

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A paved driveway adds cosmetic appeal to your home’s appearance and is kinder to your vehicles than one made of dirt and gravel or sand. The smooth surface also provides that perfect playground for your kids to learn basketball or rollerblading on so that they don’t end up playing in the street.

But before you can make another decision, you face this one: asphalt or concrete?

Pros Of Asphalt

Asphalt has three major benefits:

  • Looks sleek with a jet-black finish
  • It sets up within hours
  • It’s fairly cost-effective

Asphalt tends to need more regular maintenance than concrete, but it is less expensive to repair and refinish.

Benefits Of Concrete

This one is the long-lasting driveway solution. Another perk is that you can have concrete pavers shaped to look like other materials such as slate or sandstone, but the concrete lasts much longer than those natural materials. The only downsides are that it can take days to properly install and it can be pricey – you pay for the quality.

Get An Expert Opinion

You can simply decide for yourself which material you prefer. You can then take a few measurements yourself and then head over to your nearest home improvement center for estimates and to pick up what you need.

But what if you miss something? What if your measurements don’t take into account certain factors?

You’ll be much better off contacting the pros. A professional paving company will give you the closest estimation so that you know exactly what kind of budget you’re working with.

Contact U.S. Pave today to get the help of the best paving team in Florida as you tackle your new driveway project!

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