Does Paving My Driveway Increase My Home’s Value?

Recently we were asked the question, “Does paving my driveway increase the value of my home?” The immediate answer to this is, YES! Paving your driveway is a wonderful investment we highly recommend for several reasons.

Paving Increases Your Home’s Value Immediately

Take for example if you are preparing your home for sale, what is the first thing that they see on your property? Your driveway is the first thing that potential buyers notice when they arrive to look at your home.

If your driveway is rutted and difficult to drive on, it is an immediate turn off to both your guests and home buyers. The ease of access to a location is a significant factor in whether someone will buy a home or not.

Consider Your Neighborhood

Let’s not forget that the neighborhood you live in also affects the selling price of your home. If you live in a community where everyone has paved drives and you do not, it will make your property stand out negatively as opposed to others.

On another note, if your home is the only one in your neighborhood that is paved while the others are not, it increases your home’s value by a higher margin.

Buyers Appreciate the Aesthetic Quality of a Paved Drive

Besides, paved driveways look great! A properly paved driveway is a smooth delight to drive on and should be considered the welcome mat to your property.

Gravel and dirt drives generate messes during rain and snow. Also, I will not forget to mention that gravel is easily washed away with heavy rain. You watch your investment wash away with the water that pours down during storms. While at the same time track in mud and muck into your home.

Conversely, when the weather is dry gravel, and dirt driveways throw an amazing amount of dust into the air that settles onto buildings and plant life. However, if you pave your driveway, you can leave all these messes behind because asphalt eliminates them.

Other Benefits of Paving Your Driveway

Eliminating messes is only part of the reason why you should pave your drive. There are many more reasons!

Vehicles that travel on paved roads are much quieter than those who are running across dirt and gravel. The more paved roads in your neighborhood, the less noise you will have to deal with. Perhaps the best perk of all is that asphalt pavement requires little maintenance.

Unlike gravel which can be washed away, that you will have to replace often, pavement only needs sealcoating every 3-5 years. That’s it, and if you have any minor repairs that need work, you can fix those at the same time as having your sealcoating completed.

If you live in an area where you receive snow in the winter, you will greatly appreciate a paved drive. As soon as the sun hits pavement it begins to melt snow and ice quickly because of the black color of the asphalt. Moreover, if the snow is too deep a paved drive can be scraped to help it melt faster than gravel. Gravel is too fragile to scrape with heavy equipment which is why it is left to thaw on its own. You really cannot go wrong with having your driveway or road up to your home paved, and that is why we recommend it to all our customers.

If you are looking to upgrade the look of your property or are looking for a way to boost its value for sale contact us for a free estimate anytime! Prime Paving & Sealcoating is a family-owned and operated business with over 60 years’ experience. Let us help you with all your paving needs!

5 comments
  1. Alec Burns
    Alec Burns
    January 22, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    It’s good that you point out that asphalt driveways don’t need a lot of maintenance. I want to have a driveway on my property that I won’t need a lot of attention, so I’m considering having an asphalt one installed. I’m going to look for a good asphalt paving company in my area.

  2. Mats Wolff
    Mats Wolff
    January 30, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Thanks for the information that asphalt driveways are better in areas where it snows since the snow melts right off of them as soon as they get some sun. We plan on replacing our driveway soon as it is getting old and is requiring lots of maintenance. Hopefully, we can find a good company that does asphalt paving, so that we can have a more beautiful home.

  3. Rachel Frampton
    Rachel Frampton
    January 31, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve been thinking of having my driveway paved, although I’m not sure if it’s worth spending for. That’s why I’m glad that I’ve stumbled upon this article; I learned that a nice driveway is a significant factor in whether someone will purchase a home. Maybe I’ll be selling my house in two to three years, so I guess hiring a paving contractor now to have it fixed would be ideal.

  4. Alice Carroll
    Alice Carroll
    February 3, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    My property has a large empty space in front of the house and after a consultation, I found out that it is not feasible to turn it into a yard. I’ve been thinking if I should get it paved and act as a driveway that could also double as a parking lot. This article has helped me learn that investing on pavement can be an incentive in case I’d want to sell the property someday.

  5. Jenna Hunter
    Jenna Hunter
    March 5, 2020 at 12:02 am

    My sister is thinking about getting some new pavement so that she can fill in some holes and get it repaired. She would really like to get it done by a professional so that there aren’t any holes. I liked what you said about how the cars will be quieter and only needs some repair every 3-5 years.

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