Why is Asphalt the Best Option for Residential Driveways?

We frequently hear home improvement professionals on television discussing increasing “curb appeal,” which is how favorable your home appears to approaching guests or those passing by on the road.

In order to make the ideal first impression, you likely know you should ensure that your landscaping is attractive and tidy, your siding is not faded, and you do not have a ton of kids’ toys or old yard equipment laying around. But, have you thought about how the driveway figures into the full presentation?

You might not think much about that stone or paved surface connecting your home to the curb and beyond, but if it is in bad shape, it could undermine all of your hard work and destroy your home’s curb appeal. If you are considering selling your house in the near future, having an expert asphalt contractor resurface or pave your driveway ought to be an item on your home improvement to-do checklist.

Let’s dive into some of the materials your property’s driveway and parking spaces might be currently surfaced with and uncover why asphalt is undoubtedly the better option for residential applications.

What Sort of Materials Might Be in Your Driveway Now?

While you probably currently have an asphalt driveway, it is likely in need of resurfacing or maintenance. Asphalt driveways are easy to live with, as compared with other materials. They do, however, require a bit of care, like sealcoating on a routine basis.

Other popular driveway surfaces include:

  • Gravel/Stone
  • Concrete
  • Pavers/Brick
  • Mud/Grass

How is Asphalt Paving Better?

As we have already touched on, asphalt paving checks many boxes in the “pros” section for residential parking areas and driveways. Asphalt will not wash away like gravel, will not crack apart if water freezes around and on it like concrete, and it keeps dirt and weeds away. There is a reason why the majority of commercial businesses who experience high volume, daily traffic have asphalt access drives and parking lots—it is because this material is durable and damage-resistant in ways most other pavement types are not.

In need of residential asphalt paving in Chattanooga, TN? If so, call Kissner Paving today for a quote at (706) 956-5296.