If you are considering paving your driveway at home, asphalt might not be the first option you have in mind. There are plenty more attractive choices, after all. Stones, bricks, and even wood or concrete are some other common choices among homeowners. But when it comes to asphalt driveways, are they truly worth it?
Asphalt is commonly used on driveways, parking lots, and other driving surfaces. They do have plenty of advantages. Let’s learn more about them to see if this would be a good choice for you.
Advantages of Asphalt Driveways
Easy to install. Asphalt driveways are easy and quick to install. Especially if you have an averaged sized driveway, fresh asphalt can be driven on within about two days after it has been applied. For the sake of comparison, concrete driveways usually take several days or even up to a week before you can drive on them.
Lower cost. Asphalt is definitely cheaper compared to other driveway materials like wood, stone, bricks, and concrete. If you’re on a tight budget, then this would be a great option for you.
Weatherproof. Whether it rains or shines, asphalt will not deteriorate all too easily. With the intense weather conditions many Florida residents usually experience, then this would be a good choice.
Long lasting. Driveways paved with asphalt can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years depending on how you use your driveway and maintenance performed on it. It’s great to know that repairs and resurfacing and easy and quite inexpensive too!
Disadvantages of Asphalt Driveways
Of course, asphalt is not perfect. It doesn’t last as long as other paving materials such as concrete. Also, you might have to get it coated or sealed once every three years or so to ensure that its lifespan is extended as much as possible.
Also, while asphalt looks clean, smooth, and seamless, many homeowners find other pavement options such as stone or bricks more aesthetically pleasing.
Contact Us for Home Remodeling in Winter Park, FL
At Posada Custom Homes, we perform full-service custom home building and custom home renovations for our clients in Winter Park. If you are planning to remodel your home including your driveway, we can help out. And yes, we can help you work on your asphalt driveways too. We are also available in Orlando, Windermere, Maitland, and the nearby areas. Call us at 407-740-7707 for a free quote.