Your driveway adds to your curb appeal and increases your property value. It’s also one of the first things people see when visiting your house.
Before adding a driveway or upgrading an existing one, you may want to do some research. Two popular driveway options are pavers and asphalt. Both offer pros and cons regarding aesthetics, durability, eco-friendliness, and affordability.
Pavers come in various sizes, styles, textures, and colors. The color usually lasts a long time and needs minimal maintenance. The extra design phase requires more time and money, but the final result is a unique and visually appealing driveway.
Asphalt may not have as many options, but its sleek, black color makes it an aesthetically pleasing choice for driveways. But did you know that you can get asphalt in different colors? Easy to use and environmentally friendly color additives are newly available if you want something besides the traditional blacktop.
Unlike concrete, which is quite slippery when wet, the textured nature of pavers makes them more slip-resistant. Due to being made of durable materials like natural stone or brick, they’re less inclined to chip.
Asphalt is perfect for a frequently used driveway because it’s flexible and strong. With proper maintenance, it can last 20 years or longer.
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Pavers are eco-friendly because they’re produced from all-natural clay or stone. They’re also free of artificial ingredients and harmful chemicals.
Asphalt is one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable pavement materials. It is 100% reusable and recycled more than any other material in America. And research shows that asphalt pavements require 20% less energy to produce and construct than other pavements.
Over time, pavers tend to become uneven. When this happens, you’ll need to remove the pavers, regrade the problem area, then replace the uneven pavers with new ones.
Maintaining your asphalt driveway is the best way to avoid expensive repairs down the road. Sealcoating your asphalt driveway every three years protects your pavement and maintains its attractive curb appeal.
Asphalt is the most affordable option for paving your driveway. And since each paver must be carefully hand-placed, laying pavers requires more time and money than asphalt.
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With over a decade of asphalt paving experience, Premium Asphalt Paving & Sealcoating is your local source for all your asphalt paving needs. If you’re looking to improve your curb appeal, increase your property value, or make a better impression on your customers, we offer residential and commercial paving services throughout Central Texas.