Whether you have a brand new residential property or you’re renovating, the choice of driveway paving can be difficult. Luckily, your local trusted paving company knows just how to create the perfect driveway that keeps your visitors safe and increases your property values.
In the greater Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex area, the most trusted and reputable driveway paving company is HMC Asphalt & Concrete Inc. We’ve been installing all kinds of driveways on residential properties all over the Denton area for over twenty years, so we have a lot of driveway installation and repair services. Let’s look at the different types of driveway paving and what they can do for your property.
Concrete is made up of aggregates like sand and gravel suspended in cement, and it’s been in use for centuries. The concrete driveway installation process involves first grading and compacting the area to ensure that water runs away, then pouring liquid concrete over the graded surface. Once it cures, it creates a hard, durable, but porous surface. Benefits of driveways paved in concrete include this ease of installation, as well as design flexibility. Professionals can add patterns and finishes while it’s wet, as well as stain it any color to match your exterior design. Concrete has its drawbacks too, including cracking with temperature changes and breaking down when exposed to oil.
Like concrete, asphalt also has aggregates suspended in a material, but in asphalt, it’s a petroleum based material called bitumen or tar. When it is hot, asphalt is liquid, so it gets installed hot, curing into a solid but flexible paving layer. Installing and asphalt driveway starts with a perfectly level layer of gravel, usually between 2 and 3 inches deep. Hot asphalt is poured over the gravel in a layer of 1 or 2 inches.
Benefits of Asphalt Driveways
In general, asphalt driveways are cheaper to install than concrete or other paving materials.
Because asphalt is cost effective, it can pave longer driveways and larger residential parking areas.
With quality installation and ongoing maintenance like sealcoating, asphalt can last for decades.
With an asphalt sealcoat, your driveway is protected from weather damage and cracking, saving money on repairs and maintenance.
Other Driveway Paving Services
Your local paving company won’t leave you high and dry after they install your new driveway. Professionals have lots of different paving services to keep your property safe and attractive, including repair and preventative maintenance.
Lewisville’s Trusted Driveway Company
If you’re a new homeowner in Lewisville, TX or surrounding communities in the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex area, you need experienced paving professionals to install a beautiful, safe residential driveway. Those experts are at HMC Asphalt & Concrete Inc., a family owned and operated paving company who’s been working in the greater Denton area for over twenty years. Whether you need a long, winding driveway or a residential parking area, we’ve got you covered. We can even perform professional driveway repair. Contact us today for a paving consultation about your Texas property.