Concrete and Asphalt driveways are both common. Although they may not seem too different, there are some things to be aware of.
1) Concrete costs more out of the two. Concrete ranges from $3-$10 per square foot, while Asphalt ranges from $2-$5 per square foot.
2) After asphalt has been laid, there isn’t a wait time before driving on it. With Concrete, a week is common to allow it to completely dry.
3) Although it may seem that asphalt has more maintenance, it’s easier and cheaper to repair. Concrete may last longer, but repairs are harder to do and more costly. It’s easier to see imperfections, cracks, and stains on concrete than on asphalt.
4) In areas of extreme weather, it is more likely for concrete to crack under pressure. Asphalt, on the other hand, expands and shrinks with the changing temperature.
5) Both Asphalt and Concrete have long life spans, but Concrete seems to last almost 10 years longer.
If you are thinking of remodeling your home, or have experienced storm damage to your home or driveway, give Tactical Restoration a call today!