With autumn and winter just around the corner, there’s no better time than the present to replace your driveway. Work becomes nearly impossible under loads of ice and snow! However, this means you’ve got a very important decision to make: should you invest in an asphalt or concrete driveway?
While we’re unable to provide you with the best answer without a consultation, at Creative Concrete, we hope our breakdown of the topic below can at least point you in the right direction.
When Concrete Driveways Outperform Asphalt
As is the case with many products, both concrete driveways and asphalt driveways shine in different circumstances. Concrete driveways are much more aesthetically pleasing than their asphalt competitors, for example, and they also offer countless more customization options. The world of stamped concrete is seemingly endless!
On the functional side of things, however, concrete is the right choice for households or businesses that:
● Have time to winterize. Though concrete is tough as nails in the summertime (it won’t melt like asphalt), it requires extra care to weather our cold Minnesotan winters, lest it heave or crack. Even those who are investing in sturdy commercial concrete driveways must keep an eye on them throughout the winter.
● Don’t want to invest in heavy repair costs. Asphalt driveways tend to need repairs much more frequently, regardless of the type of care they receive. Concrete driveways, on the other hand, are less likely to require large amounts of professional maintenance.
● Want a lasting investment. Properly maintained concrete driveways can last 40+ years, as opposed to the hard maximum of 20-30 for asphalt. If you plan to stay in your house for a while, concrete driveways are the way to go.
● Want to boost their property value. Concrete driveways are a great way to wow the passerby with their high-end appearance. Concrete driveways are perfect for HOAs or people looking to sell their homes.
Ready to Invest? Creative Concrete is Here to Help
We’re Twin Cities concrete driveway contractors with a passion for top-notch service and innovation in design. If you’d like to learn more about what we as a local concrete company can do for you or your business, give us a call today at 612-414-7932.