Are you installing a new driveway from scratch? Trying to decide between asphalt and concrete, two of the cheaper options for paving?
We may be biased, but we believe asphalt driveways are far superior to concrete driveways. In this blog post, we explain why. Keep reading to find out more!
Difference Between Asphalt and Concrete
Asphalt and concrete are composed of different materials.
Asphalt is made of mineral aggregates (typically crushed rock and sand) and binder (typically bitumen, which is refined petroleum). Concrete, on the other hand, is made of cement, water, and aggregates.
Asphalt Is Cheaper Than Concrete
- Concrete costs $5 to $6 per square foot.
- Asphalt costs $2 to $5 per square foot.
Asphalt Is More Attractive Than Concrete
Of course, attractiveness is subjective. However, most people would agree that the sleek, black appearance of asphalt is much more appealing than the drab, grey appearance of concrete.
Asphalt Is More Durable Than Concrete
To be fair, concrete is extremely durable in its own right. It just so happens that asphalt is even more durable. As a petroleum-based product, its flexibility means it is able to withstand heavy wear-and-tear, vehicle traffic, and harsh elements. It doesn’t crack easily if it’s well maintained with regular sealcoating.
At United Asphalt Paving, we’re here to provide you with the best asphalt materials and driveway installations in Fort Worth. A family-owned paving company with 25+ years of experience in the trade, we have what it takes to help you get the most out of your new asphalt driveway.
Call now to schedule an appointment!