When homeowners add driveways to their homes or replace existing driveways, they have choices to make – possibly more choices than people realize. Most people assume that all driveways are asphalt because that’s the only choice. The truth is that it isn’t the only choice, and it isn’t even the best choice in many cases. Consider these benefits of concrete pavers for your new driveway installation.
Asphalt has a lower upfront cost than concrete, which is why it is the more popular driveway material. However, there is a lifetime expense that you need to consider for asphalt, like the seal coating that it requires every 3-5 years. Concrete doesn’t need this maintenance. Concrete also lasts longer than asphalt, sometimes as much as 50-60% longer. Asphalt is also subject to damage more easily than concrete (like rutting from trucks, since it has a lower load tolerance), so the likelihood is good that you will have to repair asphalt more often than concrete.
Concrete is a more visually appealing option than asphalt, even in its most basic form. The plain grey of cement offers greater curb appeal. There are also many aesthetic options for concrete available, like stamped designs or colored additives, and concrete pavers provide an attractive option all on their own.
Asphalt absorbs a tremendous amount of heat, while concrete reflects most of the heat from the sun. Thus, a concrete paver driveway will be less hot when you and your family have to walk on it. In addition to absorbing heat, an asphalt driveway also absorbs light and requires more lighting than a concrete driveway, increasing energy bills.
Concrete requires less energy to produce, so by choosing concrete over asphalt, you are making a greener choice. The seal coating that an asphalt driveway needs every 3-5 years also uses more resources and makes it an even less environmentally-friendly choice.
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At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping and hardscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you along every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new trees. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration!
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