Advantages of Asphalt Driveways Over Concrete Driveways

May, 11, 2020 By CASSIDY PAVING 6 min read
The Cassidy Paving team knows you have many options when it comes to paving your driveway. You may be overwhelmed with all of the information you’re receiving about getting this project done. As certified asphalt contractors, we truly believe in the material itself and want you to know why choosing asphalt over concrete is often the best answer for driveways, especially in New England. The more you know about this material option, we are sure you’ll see why asphalt is the prime choice.

Your Budget

One great thing about asphalt is the affordability. According to Fixr, the national average for asphalt is between $2 and $6 per square foot installed, while concrete will typically cost you between $4 and $10 per square foot installed. This means a huge cost differential for homeowners. If your one and only desire is to get the cheapest option for your driveway, asphalt has the advantage by a long shot. Concrete will be comparatively costly to install.

Fast Installation

Asphalt has notoriously easy installation and quick usability. Cassidy Paving understands the importance of project deadlines. We want to work as quickly as possible to meet those schedule needs. Depending on the project size, asphalt can typically be installed on your driveway within one or two days. Concrete, on the other hand, takes at least double the time to install and even longer to cure. You won’t be driving on a concrete driveway for about 28 days. Most homeowners don’t have the option to park elsewhere for a month while concrete cures. Asphalt, alternatively, can dry enough for vehicular traffic to resume within 48 to 72 hours. Read More: The Paving Process- What to Expect

Easy Maintenance

Asphalt is notoriously durable, so you can expect a certified contractor to deliver a driveway that can withstand the elements for many years. Asphalt will, over time, start to crack, but it will be easy to fix and won’t break the bank. Repairs to asphalt are low cost and can be done very quickly. Alternatively, concrete will be pricey to fix and those fixes will mean downtime for your driveway.

Increased Curb Appeal

Asphalt is known for its exponential boost to a home’s curb appeal. If selling is in your future, a new asphalt driveway is a small investment with a large payoff. A well installed driveway from Cassidy Paving is a solid investment in your property and is proven to increase your property value.

Free Estimates

You don’t have to guess what you’re getting into with an asphalt driveway. Cassidy Paving offers free, highly detailed estimates for all of our potential customers across the New England area. We have many satisfied customers in Massachusetts and want to give you the right information without obligation. We are certain of our ability to provide a safe and durable driveway for your home. Give us a call today at 866-978-9788 to start your free estimate process.
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