Is Asphalt the Best Option for Your Driveway?

If you are considering paving your driveway, you have a plethora of options. Brick, stone pavers, concrete and asphalt are all possibilities, each with their own pros and cons. There is not a right or wrong choice, just the best one for your needs. If asphalt is on your short list of options, here are some facts about this paving method to help you decide whether it is the best choice for you.


Bricks, concrete and pavers are all usually more expensive to install for driveways per square foot than asphalt. The only cheaper option is gravel. If you are looking at cost for installation, asphalt is one of the best choices for staying within a moderate budget.

Durable and Long-Lasting

Asphalt driveways can handle a heavy load and can last for 20-30 years or more when properly maintained. They are less likely to crack under heavy weights than other paving materials if you have commercial vehicles that will need to use your driveway.

Simple Maintenance

Asphalt does not require much maintenance. The color helps hide stains and it is easily cleaned with a leaf blower, pressure washer or hose. Every few years, sealcoating should be performed to help protect it from cracks and water penetration.

Best in Mild or Moderate Climates

If you live in a warmer or mild climate region, asphalt is terrific. Colder zones with frozen ground will experience more cracks and pot holes in asphalt.

If these facts about asphalt seem to fit your home, budget and lifestyle, then this may be the best material for your new driveway. Talk to a local paving contractor to determine the right paving option for you and your home.

Posted on behalf of:
ACE Paving & Maintenance
3465 Francis Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 686-3758

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