Asphalt Driveway Repair is One of the Many Benefits

Asphalt driveway repair

When looking at installing a driveway or replacing a driveway, you have two basic options; asphalt or concrete. Most people think of asphalt as what is used for roads and parking lots, which is true. However, it can also easily be used for residential and commercial driveways.

There are many benefits to using asphalt. Overall, it tends to be more cost effective than concrete. Keep in mind the average width of a one-car driveway is eight to nine feet. That makes the average width of a two-car driveway 15 to 18 feet. That is a lot of material needed to install a driveway regardless of the surface you choose.

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Concrete Has Been Used for Thousands of Years

Concrete

Concrete is one of the most basic and versatile materials used in construction today. It also has a long history going back thousands of years. For strength and durability, it hasn’t been matched. It can be put to many different uses – homes, bridges, roads and driveways (asphalt is a type of concrete), parking lots, dams and canals. Once set, it can last for up to 50 years, needing only minor repairs along the way.

Concrete has been used for thousands of years
The history of concrete goes back thousands of years. It basically consists of abrasives in a binding cement, which dries to a waterproof hardness. Its origins are unknown but it was most widely used in the ancient world by the Romans, whose impressive feats of civil engineering were based on its properties.
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