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There are several good reasons to renovate your driveway, it can enhance the look of your home and add value to your property if you plan on selling it sometime in the future. Most residential driveways are either made of concrete or asphalt, so if you plan on installing one you’ll probably choose between these two. Here are 3 great reasons to pick asphalt over any other material on the market.
- Quick Installation
An asphalt driveway can be installed at your home in as little as 1 to 2 days, this is perfect for clients who wish to use their driveways as soon as possible. Having a material which sets so quickly means you won’t suffer any long-term disruptions, you’ll be able to use the driveway in no time, 48 hours and you can park your car there and let your kids run around on it with no problems. If you’re looking for a driveway which won’t take a long period of time to lay, you’re better off choosing asphalt. Concrete driveways take a lot longer to set than asphalt and builders also need more time to install them.
If you’re running a business and plan on renovating your entrance, asphalt is a great choice. The last thing you need when re-doing your driveway is a lengthy installation which causes major disruptions to your business, having a material which sets in less than 48 hours is great for eliminating interruptions, your organisation will be able to operate as normal.
Both concrete and asphalt are extremely, strong, robust material, that’s the main reason they are used when installing driveways, but the problem with compounds such as concrete is that they tend to crack and sustain damage. Asphalt is more flexible when it sets which makes it less susceptible to damage, concrete can be heavily affected by spikes in temperature, if the weather changes dramatically from cold to hot, it can cause problems for concrete driveways. The UK suffers from changeable weather, so if you’re planning on installing a driveway in Norwich, try to find road surfacing companies who specialise in laying asphalt driveways in the city and surrounding area.
- Lower Cost
Installing driveways using concrete can be very costly, it is not only expensive to install, but pricey to maintain. A lot of the time it can be difficult to fix cracks and other damage and most contractors will recommend you re-do the whole feature. On the other hand, asphalt is a lot cheaper than concrete, both in terms of installation and maintenance. There is no compound which is 100% weather resistant, every driveway will experience some sort of wear and tear, so it is best you choose a material which stands up well to the external environment.
Whether you are a business or homeowner, choosing to install a driveway using asphalt is always a good idea. It has several great advantages over other materials on the market such as concrete, it is cost-effective, easy to maintain and highly robust. It’s also affordable and stands up against the elements.