3 Things To Know About Asphalt Driveways

Your driveway can have a big impact on your home's curb appeal. If your current driveway has seen better days, you may want to consider replacement. There are a lot of options available for driveways including gravel, asphalt, concrete, brick, and natural stone. Asphalt driveways are a popular option that you may want to consider. They are durable, long-lasting, and work well with a variety of home styles. If you are considering an asphalt driveway, here are three things that you should know.

1. You Have Options

If you think that asphalt driveways are only available as a simple flat surface, think again. There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to asphalt driveways. While flat asphalt surfaces are still popular for driveways, you can also have them stamped into almost any pattern. You can have asphalt stamped in a variety of brick and stone patterns. The color of asphalt is traditionally black or dark brown. Asphalt can also be tinted to look like terracotta, brick, and other surfaces. In terms of style, there are more options than ever before for asphalt driveways.

2. Costs

It's also important to take a look at how much you can expect to pay for a new asphalt driveway. Costs can vary depending on your asphalt paving contractor, the type of driveway style you want, and the size of your driveway. On average a basic asphalt driveway ranges in cost between $2 and $5 a square foot. Stamped asphalt driveways tend to be a little more expensive costing between $3 and $9 a square foot. The more features you add to your driveway, the more expensive it will be.

3. Lifespan

When determining whether or not an asphalt driveway is for you, it's also important to consider how long it will last. On average an asphalt driveway will last between 12 and 20 years. However, with careful maintenance, they may last for more than 20 years. Regular sealing and repair can extend the life of your asphalt driveway. The cost to seal a driveway ranges on average between $200 and $600 and is recommended once every one to two years. Asphalt repair is also affordable and quick. Most repairs cost between $1 and $4 per square foot.

Asphalt driveways are a great option for many homes. If you are considering an asphalt driveway, it's important to take a look at your options. Asphalt driveways are available in a variety of colors and patterns. Costs can vary, but expect to pay more for a stamped driveway. Lifespan can vary, but with proper maintenance, your driveway can last up to or more than 20 years. 

For more information, contact a company like Virginia  Asphalt Services Inc.