An asphalt driveway can be a great addition to a home or a business. Asphalt provides a much better surface to drive and park on than a gravel driveway. With asphalt there is no problem with mud or gravel flying up and also an asphalt driveway requires less maintenance than a gravel driveway.
A residential asphalt driveway can be a lot easier on an individual‘s car. Right next to buying a home, a car is usually a person’s second biggest investment. Paving a driveway with asphalt is one way that helps take care of that investment. Driving up an asphalt drive helps keep a car cleaner, reduces the risk of gravel flying up causing dents, and keeps a car from being jostled around.
In addition to being easier on an individual’s car, an asphalt driveway can add value to a person’s biggest investment, their home. An asphalt driveway can increase the value of a person’s residence; also it can make home more attractive to prospective buyers should someone want to sale their home.
An asphalt driveway can be a big plus for a business also. An asphalt driveway looks more professional, which enhances people’s perception of a business. Also an asphalt driveway is something that the clients of a business will like, since it will be easier on their cars and cleaner. In addition to these things, an asphalt driveway can add monetary value to a business.
Other advantages of an asphalt driveway are that asphalt driveways are easier to maintain and tend to hold up better than a gravel driveway. A gravel driveway is subject to erosion, or the gravel eventually can either get slung to the side or get swallowed up by the earth. When this happens more gravel will have to be applied. This process may have to be repeated over time depending on how good of a base that you have underneath. There also may be grading and shoveling work to be done to keep a gravel driveway in shape. An asphalt driveway is not subject to erosion and once it is down it is usually good for several years.