Is it Time for a New Driveway?

If your driveway is cracking, crumbling, or otherwise showing signs of wear and tear, it may be time to consider having it repaved. A new driveway can not only improve the curb appeal of your home, but it can also increase your property value and make it easier and safer to access your home. One of the best options for your new driveway is asphalt. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at five benefits of using asphalt for your driveway.

1. Durability

 Asphalt is a durable material that can withstand heavy loads and constant use. It is made from a mixture of aggregate (stone, sand, and gravel) and bitumen: a sticky, black substance that acts as a binding agent. When the two are combined and compacted, they form a strong and durable surface that can withstand the constant use of vehicles and foot traffic.

2. Cost-effective 

Asphalt is a cost-effective option for driveway paving. It is less expensive to install than concrete and other paving materials and it is also less expensive to maintain over time. Asphalt can also be easily repaired if it becomes damaged, which can save you money in the long run.

3. Easy Maintenance 

Maintenance is minimal with an asphalt driveway. We recommend that you sealcoat your driveway every 2-3 years to protect it from the elements, water penetration, and UV damage. 

4. Flexibility 

Asphalt is also a flexible material that can be poured into any shape or size, making it a great choice for driveways of any shape or size. Asphalt can be used to install sidewalks, golf cart paths, and more. 

5. Aesthetics 

A new asphalt installation is beautiful! Over time, it’s easy to make asphalt look new again by applying a fresh sealcoat to keep your home looking great. 

In conclusion…

Asphalt driveways are durable, cost-effective, easy to maintain, and flexible options for your home. If you live in Gettysburg, Hanover, or in a neighboring town in south-central Pennsylvania, let Michael Olinger Paving help you determine if it’s time for a new driveway. Call us today to discuss your options. We would love to provide you with expert advice and a free consultation.

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