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 of the property in order to make a good 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. There are many different factors that can affect what sort of surface is ideal for your driveway. Some of which include underlying soil, the climate, your budget and expected vehicle traffic, there’s a lot to take into consideration.
We strongly recommend you consult our professionals 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 benefits of using asphalt for a driveway below.
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!
Asphalt driveways can be customised to complement the overall look of your home. The sleek and minimalist look of an asphalt driveway compliments a modern home design. Asphalt driveways can also suit a more traditional or classic-style home by including decorative elements such as trees, shrubs, rocks or pavers along the edges of the driveway.
Increase the value of your property
An asphalt driveway can increase the value of your property. It is an attractive feature that can make your home more appealing to potential buyers if you decide to sell in the future.
Impressive lifespan in the Perth climate
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 at Claremont Asphalt. Perth has a hot and dry climate, and asphalt is a heat-resistant material. It can withstand high temperatures and is less likely to crack or warp due to heat exposure.
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.
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!
Environmentally conscious and sustainable compared to other materials
Asphalt is a recyclable material, and it can be reused and repurposed for other construction projects. Old asphalt can be milled and reused to make new asphalt, which reduces the need for new materials and conserves natural resources
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!