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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

3 Reasons Why Asphalt Driveways Are Better Than Concrete


If you are considering installing a new driveway outside of your Long Island home, you will have to make a lot of choices; such as which contractor you will use, how big your driveway will be, and what material it will be made out of. When selecting driveway materials, the two most common choices are concrete and asphalt, but one stands head and shoulders above the other. Read below to learn why asphalt is the best choice for your new driveway installation.

  • Economical. If you are looking for the driveway that will give you the most bang for your buck, look no further than asphalt. On average, asphalt driveways are roughly 50% less to install than concrete and can be driven on much sooner than concrete, which can need over a week to cure after it has been laid.
  • Easy repairs and maintenance. After an asphalt driveway has been installed, it is much easier to fix and maintain than a concrete driveway. Sealcoating your asphalt driveway six months after paving and every 3-5 years after is all that is needed to make it last you 20+ years. Patching larger cracks in an asphalt driveway isn't too difficult either; this step-by-step guide explains how to do it.
  • Cold weather benefits. If you live in a cold climate, asphalt is a much better choice than concrete which is known to crack and suffer from frost heaves in subzero temperatures. Asphalt's black surface also attracts a significant amount of sunlight, allowing snow and ice to melt faster on an asphalt surface than a concrete one.

Stasi Brothers is Long Island's oldest and most reputable paving contractor. With more than 50 years of experience and 16,000 satisfied customers, let us show you why so many Long Island residents and businesses count on us for their asphalt and masonry needs. Whether you need a new asphalt driveway or parking lot, get a free estimate from Stasi Brothers by clicking here or calling 516-997-PAVE.

13 comments:

  1. I recently put in a concrete patio and it was such a pain not being able to use the backyard for several days so I can't imagine waiting several days to use my driveway. What's the point of that? I appreciate the comment about asphalt standing up to cold weather too; I live in a colder climate and that's my primary concern as far as my driveway goes. Make it durable and usable and easy to care for (I don't mind the sealcoating every 3 years). That's all I care about. http://norwestblacktop.com/seal-coating/397762

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  4. It's also very fast to install, like in 2 days. It's also fast to set and you can start driving on it in just a few days after it has been paved. Not to mention how good it looks brand new!

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