Paving is an important landscape asset that is very useful in the long-term. It increases the
property’s worth and creates an aesthetic appeal for the entire property. And most of all, it adds
value to the home. Paving is an important part of modern-day landscaping, whether it’s
residential or commercial. When you say that there are many advantages for the future, do you
really mean it?
There are many advantages of pavements nowadays. Aside from the beauty they add to the
environment, they are also very affordable. Concrete paved paths can be a lot cheaper than
wooden or asphalt ones. Concrete pavers are extremely durable and are not susceptible to
sinking, cracking, or chipping. Concrete is also very durable and does not require any toxic
materials such as oil to keep their appearance.
Driveways are now made of different materials such as concrete, asphalt, gravel, stone, clay,
quartz and many others. Paving improves their durability and functionality. It is weather-resistant
and waterproof. The concrete surface of the driveway can also be easily maintained. Even the
chemicals used for paving driveways have no adverse effect on the environment. These factors
make them very ideal for use as public driveways.
Concrete sidewalks, driveways, and walkways offer many benefits for residential areas.
Concrete is quite strong, which allows for heavier vehicles to move along without getting stuck
on it. It is also nonslip making it ideal for areas with heavy footfall.
Concrete pavement is also a good choice for driveways and walkways. One of its most
prominent characteristics is that it is flexible. This allows you to design your driveway or walkway
in any design you want. Asphalt pavements, however, are less flexible. Before you begin
designing your driveway or walkway, prepare the area first.
Concrete does not require any preparation before being laid, unlike asphalt. Once the concrete
has been poured you just need to wait for it to set. Concrete pavements are much easier than
asphalt pavements to install. Concrete pavement does not need to be attached to the ground
before it is installed.
Asphalt on the other side is susceptible to cracking, wear, and deterioration. Concrete can crack
and break when the weather is hot. Asphalt cracks become more obvious as it ages. Concrete
quickly deteriorates when water gets into cracks. Water can also cause discoloration in your
pavers materials, which is not attractive.
Concrete is also vulnerable to breaking under high pressure. Pavers on the other side are more
resilient to pressure due to the tiny holes in their surfaces. Concrete pavement resists cracking
and denting even under heavy traffic. Concrete is a more durable option than pavers when used
as a walkway or pavement.
Pavers are made of lightweight aggregates. This is in contrast to brick which is made by the
mixing clay and cement. Brick is composed of several clay particles and rock salt. Clay and rock
salt add strength and texture to brick. Pavers are made of fine aggregates and coarse rocks.
Concrete pavement and asphalt pavements can be made in different thicknesses. You can
choose from a single or multi-ply driveway depending on how much space you have and what
your budget is. Asphalt is the best choice for those who are short on time or don’t mind digging
holes. Be aware that single-ply driveways may take longer to set up than multiply or concrete
pavement materials. Also, the thickness of a single-ply driveway is less than that of multi-ply and
concrete paving materials. You can get the thickness you want at a price that suits your budget.
Asphalt is not as attractive as pavers. Moreover, the appearance of an asphalt driveway is
somewhat plain compared to that of pavers. It is cheaper and you can always make it more
beautiful with flowers and decorative stones. In case you are not very keen about having a fancy
driveway, then concrete driveway may be the right choice. Concrete pavers can be very costeffective and simple to install.
After you have learned the pros and disadvantages of both concrete and asphalt, you can now
choose which type of paving to use. Concrete is the best choice if you are looking for an
affordable option. However, if you are more concerned about saving money, then asphalt is the
way to go. Before you make your final decision, hire a contractor