Asphalt paved driveways are extremely popular and the most cost-effective to install over most other driveway options. They increase the value of your home, eliminate the mud, ruts and dust that go with gravel or dirt driveways, keep dirt and debris outside (protecting your carpets and floor surfaces) and provide excellent play surfaces for kids … and, yes, even dad.
Unlike concrete, an asphalt paved driveway is both strong and flexible and is ideal for colder temperature zones where constant freezing and thawing occur. Asphalt allows for easy snow removal and is resistant to cracking from frost heaves. Also, asphalt paving can be relayered.
A durable and cost-effective solution, asphalt driveway installation involves excavating and grading the desired site for proper drainage and to provide a suitable base course. A hot bituminous asphalt mixture is applied on top, compacted in place and cooled to finish.
An asphalt driveway should last for many years with only minor maintenance.
Pros of Asphalt Paving:
Less prone to frost heaves than concrete
Ease of snow removal
Unlike concrete, can be relayered
Cheaper than concrete