See the benefits an asphalt driveway can give your home.
Everyone wants their home to look as good as possible, but many overlook the driveway as a feature that can help or hurt the overall look of their homes. Homeowners focus on the perfect color combinations for their home and add landscaping to soften the edges and add interest, but leave out the driveway. A new driveway, such as an asphalt driveway, can do wonders for the look and feel of any home, and the benefits don’t stop there! Explore all the ways an asphalt driveway can improve the look and feel of your home.
Asphalt Driveways Explained
Asphalt is a mixture of stones and sand—called aggregate—and liquid asphalt cement. This mixture is heated and poured over a subgrade base. It creates a dark, smooth surface that is impervious to water, dirt, and most stains. Asphalt also stands up well to the scorching heat of summer or the snow, ice, and chilly temperatures of winter, and it is not compromised by salt the way other driveway materials can be.
The installation process is relatively quick, allowing you to be able to drive on it much faster than other options. From that point, the upkeep required is minimal. Asphalt also performs better when there is underground shifting or digging, such as with utility installation or repair, because asphalt has a flexible quality that allows it to have some “give.”
The Benefits of Asphalt Driveways
First and foremost, an asphalt driveway improves the curb appeal of your home, making it look both attractive and inviting. Asphalt’s dark, slightly gleaming surface contrasts nicely with grass and other foliage, and it pairs well with all traditional house colors.
Additionally, asphalt driveways also add value to your home. If you are thinking of selling at any point in the future, your home’s attractive asphalt driveway will be a big selling point. Many buyers are wary of buying a home with a driveway that needs a lot of upkeep or even replacement!
Furthermore, asphalt is the most economical, and the most environmentally friendly, option for driveways available. Lastly, your asphalt driveway will look good and perform well for years—decades—to come. Asphalt is strong and durable, meaning you will be able to enjoy your investment usually for as long as you own your home!
If you’re interested in reaping the benefits of an asphalt driveway, contact Tucker Paving today, either online or by calling 863-299-2262. We have over 25 years of experience in the asphalt industry!