Which is a better driveway: Concrete vs. Asphalt?
When the time comes to install a new driveway, the biggest decision is whether to use concrete or asphalt.
Sure, there are other driveway material choices — gravel at the low end and brick pavers at the high end — but concrete and asphalt are the most common, and each comes with advantages and disadvantages.
Concrete lasts longer, but asphalt driveways are less expensive to install. Asphalt needs more maintenance, but is generally easier to repair. In winter, concrete driveways can suffer damage if you use the wrong de-icing product.
Both concrete and asphalt driveways need solid foundations prepared by experts.
Choosing the driveway surface that’s best for your property depends on where you live, how much money you’re willing to spend and other personal preferences.