The driveway is a huge part of your home’s curb appeal, and a new one brings up property values. When getting a new driveway installed in the Flower Mound TX area, many homeowners can get stuck on the major question:
Should you get an asphalt driveway or a concrete driveway?
A lot of factors affect whether a concrete or asphalt driveway will be best for your Texas property. Driveway length, local weather conditions, the property owners’s budget, and the exterior design are all important factors for deciding.
Concrete paving uses cement as a binding agent for aggregates like sand. Professionals pour liquid concrete over graded earth, and then it cures into a solid paving surface.
Benefits of concrete driveways:
- Can have many patterns and stains
- Installation costs between $5 and $15 per square foot
- Easy to install and finish
Drawbacks of concrete paving:
- Can crack if it freezes
- Less flexible
- Needs regular de-greasing
- Harder to repair deep cracks
With asphalt, the material that binds everything together is bitumen, a petroleum product. Asphalt is poured hot and coated with special sealants.
Benefits of asphalt paving:
- Costs less than concrete
- Best for long driveways
- Blends seamlessly into roads
- Easier to repair cracks
Drawbacks of an asphalt driveway:
- Less choice in design and color
- Needs driveway sealcoating after curing
- Can soften under extreme heat
How to find a Local Driveway Contractor
In the Lewisville area, HMC Asphalt & Concrete Inc. has the right blend of local experience and paving expertise to install the perfect driveway. For over twenty years, we’ve been installing durable pavement on parking lots and driveways in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex communities.