Why asphalt driveways are best for new homeowners

More and more these days, people are choosing asphalt as their pavement of choice instead of concrete. So why are people going for asphalt instead?

You probably do not know so much now about the differences between asphalt and concrete if you are reading this. And we’re not going to spend all of our time educating you on the differences. There are plenty of resources on the web that explain the differences and just a quick scan from this site can tell you the differences as well.

However…

We do want to take the time to tell you about the all the great things asphalt has to offer.

“Okay, like what?” you ask

Well, for starters, asphalt is a very smooth surface and really benefits the cars driving on it. Cars do not use up as much fuel driving on asphalt because they do not have to build up as much strength to get going. Yeah, the physics of it all is really cool. Because of this, emissions to the air is also reduced. Asphalt is helping the planet, one driveway and lot at a time.

asphalt before it cools

Asphalt knows how to stick around, literally

Asphalt has tremendous staying power in time and adherence. Asphalt surfaces can be durable and stay in good shape for 25-30 years before they might need to be replaced. Also, as mentioned before, this surface is really smooth. A vehicle on an asphalt street, driveway or lot will cling to the asphalt like glue. That is the whole point of driving is, right? This makes asphalt a really safe surface for drivers and dependable as well. A safe surface that can withstand the tests of time is what people want as homeowners, but also what makes transportation thrive within a community of drivers on public streets. You can learn more about the chemistry of asphalt by reading some informative posts at the Facebook page of  Portman Calculator.

Can we talk about how inexpensive asphalt is?

Okay, let’s! Asphalt is typically cheaper than other paving materials. Not to say that it will be a basement bargain steal. All paving jobs will cost you some money, especially if you want the job to be done right the first time and stand the test of time. That being said, asphalt does not cost as much as a concrete paving job does and you should not have to pull out your hair in hiring an asphalt paving company in Towson, MD.

It is recyclable!

 

 

How much do you love when you spend money on something that is good for the longevity of the Earth. It is a great feeling, absolutely. And choosing asphalt will have that effect on you. Particularly porous asphalt is deemed environmentally helpful because  it holds up in stormy conditions and does not buckle to the whims of mother nature.