Driveway Paving: How is Asphalt Better Than Concrete?

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Whether you’re looking to pave a new driveway for your home or upgrade the one you have, it’s essential that you use a material that suits your needs. The most commonly used materials in driveway paving are asphalt and concrete. They have significant differences, which give them different properties and levels of performance.

Driveway Paving: How is Asphalt Better Than Concrete?

If you are having a hard time choosing a suitable driveway paving material, we recommend asphalt. Why?

  • Cost. Asphalt driveways can be up to 50% cheaper than concrete driveways. Furthermore, concrete driveways need additional work, including finishes, details, and stains. These can increase driveway paving costs by over 200%, not accounting for the cost of labor.
  • Durability and ease of maintenance. Although concrete has a 50-year lifespan compared to asphalt’s 30 years, asphalt is much easier to maintain. Applying sealcoating, patching potholes, and sealing cracks on your asphalt driveway every 2 to 3 years will ensure it achieves its lifespan. On the other hand, cracks on concrete driveways are pretty hard to repair and impossible to resurface.

Ultimately, choosing the most suitable driveway paving material is entirely up to you. At R & R Paving and Grading, we are a fully licensed and insured paving contractor with over 30 years of experience in the field. Talk to us today if you want to learn more about asphalt paving for your driveway.