The Advantages of Your Home Having an Asphalt Driveway

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Although concrete driveways have many perks, you cannot beat the benefits of having an asphalt driveway in your home.

There comes a time for every home when a driveway replacement is necessary. Just like every other part of a house, the driveway is no exception because it will eventually get old and wear down. Concrete and asphalt are the two main options for driveway materials for the usual Maryland home. Although concrete driveways have many perks, you cannot beat the benefits of having an asphalt driveway in your home.


Asphalt is a budget-friendly material. From highways to parking lots, asphalt is an actual material used for everything. It’s also affordable for the average residential property. In addition, concrete driveways might contain various patterns and colors. However, asphalt may cost half as much and still provide your home the curb appeal and durability it needs.

Easy Maintenance and Durability

An asphalt driveway can last for years. However, it will require some maintenance. So, one should seek for cracks that form in the pavement because when they collect water, it will expand the cracks during the freeze and thaw process. Fortunately, an asphalt pavement crack filler would be the solution. Also, you should seal the driveway once every several years to keep the surface clean, smooth, and safe from oil spills, UV rays, dirt, and de-icers. Concrete driveways also need sealing.

Furthermore, there is a reason why you may expect asphalt to hold up well, especially with routine maintenance. Asphalt includes stone, granite, and sand. An asphalt professional will install several layers for a sturdy foundation and smart drainage. Even though this material doesn’t last forever, an asphalt driveway will sustain heavy loads and abrasive weather for years.

Great First Impression

The aesthetic is another practical benefit of an asphalt driveway. Some people prefer an asphalt driveway’s simple, smooth, and dark appearance because concrete reminds some people of ugly sidewalks. In addition, the smoothness of asphalt makes it simpler to clean and seal. Since it’s black, it will naturally melt ice and snow faster because it soaks up the sun’s rays. Overall, asphalt is a simple and beautiful driveway material.

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