Here’s Why You Should Invest in An Asphalt Driveway
Are you building or conducting renovations on your residential or commercial property? There are a variety of surface options for your driveways to consider. After all, the driveway functions as more than just a practical entrance way for vehicles. It can influence the overall aesthetic, need to withstand heavy traffic, and make a first impression on guests, customers, and visitors.
Choosing an Asphalt Driveway
While we make no apology for being huge fans of using asphalt for driveways of all types, it’s important that you conduct your own research to find what works for you.
Remember that your driveway needs to look the way you want it to, function the way you need it to and last for as long as you expect it too. Moreover, there are many different factors that can affect what sort of surface is ideal for your driveway. From underlying soil to the climate, and from your budget to your expected vehicle traffic, there’s a lot to take into consideration.
We’ll outline the benefits of installing an asphalt driveway, but we strongly recommend you consult our professionals as well for a custom appraisal and quote.
The Top Benefits of Asphalt Driveways
Why do we love providing asphalt driveway installations? Because we know the many benefits of using this versatile material. To help you, we’ve laid out the top 5 benefits of using asphalt for a driveway below.
1. Installation is fast
We don’t waste time! Getting your asphalt driveway installed doesn’t take long at all. In addition to our speedy labour and project turnaround times, the concrete itself only takes one week to cure.
This means that whether you’re on a tight schedule or simply feeling impatient, asphalt driveways are practical and fast to install. You’ll be able to drive across it in no time!
1. Asphalt is cost-effective
If time is money, then money is certainly money as well! Fortunately, asphalt driveways are quite cost effective. Apart from the cost of material itself, installation is significantly less labour intensive than other driveway options. This cost saving is passed directly on to you.
Additionally, because the installation is fast, you’ll be able to move into your new home or office as soon as possible minimising other accommodation costs or operational downtime.
1. Impressive lifespan
Did you know that an asphalt driveway can last up to 30 years? So apart from being cost effective in the initial installation, your value for money over the long term with asphalt is significant.
Asphalt is highly durable, especially when it’s installed by professionals (such as our team at Claremont Asphalt). With just minimal maintenance requirements and occasional spot checking to detect any cracks or other visual deterioration as soon as possible, your driveway will last for multiple decades.
1. Hassle-free maintenance
Compared to concrete, asphalt driveways require significantly less maintenance. Apart from the occasional checks and regular visual inspections, there’s not much you need to do to keep your driveway looking and functioning as good as new.
Maintenance and repair jobs for asphalt are often easy, simple and more cost effective. Plus, non-worrisome cracks are less likely to show up meaning your asphalt will look amazing for much longer than most other driveways.
1. Stain resistant
Your poor driveway is going to be exposed to a lot. Skid marks, rainwater, moisture, oil spills… The list goes on. Fortunately, with asphalt you can minimise staining and ugly damage to the surface of your driveway.
Asphalt is skid resistant meaning that tire marks are far less visible. The darker aesthetic and oil-based mixture means that stains of all types are less likely to show up. But, if an accident does happen, it’s often no problem to fix!
Other benefits of installing an asphalt driveway on your property include:
• Weather resistance in a variety of climates.
• Environmentally conscious and sustainable compared to other materials.
• Flexibility of installation application.
• Particularly safe surface for driving on, even in wet weather.
• Appealing and easy-to-match aesthetic.
• Reduces noise of cars driving across it.
• Recyclable driveway material.
Let’s chat asphalt driveways today
If you’d like more information about asphalt driveways, or would like us to come out and assess your site to provide a tailored recommendation and quote, make sure to speak to our team today.
The Claremont Asphalt crew are the experts in all things asphalt driveways in Perth and surrounds, and we’d love to help you too!