Having a freshly paved driveway is like having a red (OK, black) carpet leading into your home. A new driveway installed by a professional asphalt paving contractor looks great, is durable, and smooth as silk.
Advantages of Asphalt Driveways
The vast majority of driveways are finished with either asphalt or concrete. Asphalt has a number of advantages over concrete. First, it’s much less expensive - often costing up to 40% less than concrete.
Second, a good paving contractor will have a blacktop driveway laid in just a day or two, while concrete might take up to a week to get in place. And even though asphalt takes much less time to get in place, it also lasts much longer. With blacktop paving, you’ll never have to worry about surface flaking or pitting like you do with concrete.
Long-term maintenance is lower, too. Over time, your asphalt driveway might start to show some cracking. No big deal. Driveway repair is easily performed by most homeowners. Home improvement stores sell inexpensive crack sealers that are effective and easy to apply.
At the same time, asphalt’s natural black color is a boon in Minnesota’s winters because it absorbs the sun’s energy - meaning that snow will melt faster on an asphalt driveway than on a concrete one.
At Minnesota Blacktopping, we are your go-to asphalt paving contractor for the St. Cloud area and all of central Minnesota. Our experienced crews take pride in transforming your old driveway into a beautiful asphalt ribbon that makes your home look great. The end result of our work is a blacktop driveway that looks great, performs perfectly, lasts throughout the years, and costs much less than you’d think. Give us a call today and see how we can help with your paving needs.