Have you been thinking about professionally paving your driveway with asphalt? Here at Prime Paving & Sealcoating, we believe this is a great investment for your property! Today we want to share with you our top five reasons you should pave your driveway.
Paved Driveways Look Great
Gravel is loose by nature and shifts often. Thus it can leave a driveway looking messy and unkempt. And let’s not forget how easy it can wash away during periods of heavy rain. Although gravel may be less expensive in the short term, it can end up costing more in the long term.
When you choose to pave a driveway professionally, it immediately upgrades the look of your home and property. Blacktop creates a finished look with clean, crisp lines leading up to your home or other structures.
Essentially, a paved drive becomes a welcoming mat to your home.
Paved Drives Have Little Maintenance
As stated before, gravel shifts and can be carried away with heavy rain. Additionally, gravel can cause holes to develop, as well as, divots, and hills in your drive that can damage vehicles. However, an asphalt driveway is fairly maintenance free.
As a general rule, you should clean your driveway off twice a year, but you only need to sealcoat it every 3-5 years. Sealcoating extends the life of your driveway by restoring the oil binder that holds your asphalt together. Prime Paving & Sealcoating also offers this service to our clients.
With little maintenance, there is no doubt you will inevitability fall in love with your asphalt driveway.
Easy Removal of Ice and Snow
Although we do not get a lot of snow in the south, we do receive periods of ice often in the winter. Having a paved driveway will make snow and ice removal a breeze for you.
If you find yourself needing to travel during winter storms and have a gravel drive, you will soon discover that treating it can be difficult. Since gravel is not a solid surface snow and ice can work in between the cracks and empty areas and freeze. This makes it hard to scrape and remove the ice and snow without digging into the ground beneath. Your only option at that point is to put down salt and hope it works.
However, with an asphalt driveway, it can be scraped and salted. The color of asphalt is another benefit because the black soaks up the sun’s warmth and speeds up the melting process.
Benefit of Cleanliness
If you have a gravel or dirt driveway, you know about choking on dust. Dirt, rocks, debris and more get kicked up by vehicles, especially during the drier months of the year. We have all seen vehicles parked out in public covered in dust.
However, a dirt or gravel drive can also cause that same dust to filter into your home through open doors and windows. And when the rains fall all the dust turns into mud that can be tracked into your home resulting in a mess.
But, if you have your driveway paved all the issues that come from both mud and dust are alleviated. It will save you money on washing your car or truck often as well.
Paving Your Driveway Boosts Resale Value
In the real estate market, they will tell you that “curb appeal” is very important when it comes to the sale of your home. Many homes have been left unsold due to the quality of the driveway.
You can have a stunning home but if people cannot access it easily or it is difficult to maintain more often than not they will look elsewhere to purchase. A poorly kept driveway gives potential buyers the impression that the owners of the home have not taken care of the rest.
Utilize your drive as the welcome mat to your home and show others that you have taken excellent care of the home they are buying. After all, paving your drive also increases the monetary value of your home.
Overall, paving a driveway is an excellent investment that has several benefits for you. Paved drives look great, have little maintenance, are easy to clear in the winter, and help keep your home and vehicles clean. Nevertheless, they also boost the value of your home!
If you are interested in having a professional pave your drive, then look no further than Prime Paving & Sealcoating. We are happy to give you a free quote so don’t hesitate, Contact Us today!