Does your asphalt driveway look decades old and is an eye sore when someone arrives at your house? If this is true, you'll want to contact an asphalt contractor to see what the cost will be to have the driveway repaired and sealed.
It's much easier to have new asphalt brought to your property instead of trying to switch to a different type of material for the driveway. If you are considering putting off the project, here are some things to consider.
Damages are Dangerous
Damages to the asphalt can be dangerous around your driveway. If you have large cracks or pot holes, someone walking can trip, or someone riding a bike or scooter may hit a hole and take a bad tumble. You want to get the driveway repaired so you don't have to worry about these safety concerns when people are walking up to your house or using the driveway.
Asphalt is a Fast Repair Option
Having new asphalt coated on the driveway is one of the fastest ways to repair it. The asphalt contractors will fill in the holes and cracks, and then put a new surface level of asphalt over the existing driveway. It will be smoothed out and then you just have to wait for it to cool. You don't have to wait for the old driveway to be removed, or wait for contractors to spend hours pouring and detailing the surface.
Asphalt is Affordable
The cost for asphalt in comparison to concrete is lower and more affordable, making it a great investment for you as a homeowner. If you have others in the neighborhood that also need to have new asphalt put down, see if they want to get it done at the same time and the asphalt company you choose may be able to offer a lower price.
Maintaining your driveway is helping to maintain your home. If you are worried about how long it's going to take to get the project completed and what the cost is going to be, talk with more than one company and ask them to include the price and the time in the quote that you get. You can use the quotes against each other and work with each company on the price to get the lowest number. Don't let your driveway go without repairs another year, and get your driveway fixed so it looks great right away.