Need More Parking or Driveway Space? Asphalt Is the Affordable and Practical Option

Posted on: 11 March 2015

If you have recreational vehicles or you just need more parking spaces for your vehicles, you can add an asphalt area to your existing driveway or behind your home. If you want to extend your driveway but you are worried about the costs, have an asphalt paving contractor come give you a quote.

Not only is this going to help you keep your extra vehicle off the grass and out of the dirt, asphalt is one of the cheapest paving options for a residential property. Here are a few things you'll want to consider when you are contemplating the project.

Easy Prep

The asphalt pavement company (such as K-W Cornerstone Industrial Paving) will excavate the area where the asphalt is going to go, and they will grade the dirt. Because asphalt is rolled by machinery and the surface is smoothed, the contractors don't have to spend hours making sure the ground is perfectly level, like they do with concrete. The preparations for asphalt are minimal.

Asphalt Cools Quickly

The asphalt can be poured during the morning hours, and you could be driving on it later that night, or the next day. It's going to cool very quickly, and you don't have to worry about finding other places to put your vehicles for days while the work is completed.

It's Easy and Affordable to Maintain

The asphalt pavement is robust, and will withstand the weathering conditions. It contracts in the winter and expands in the summer to prevent cracks and pot holes, and it should be sealed every few years. With sealing, which you can do on your own, it can look great and last for years. If there are damages, the asphalt company can easily put down a new top layer, and fill in the gaps or concerns.

You Can Add without Problems

If your current driveway is composed of asphalt, you can sealcoat the existing driveway and it will look new with the addition. You don't have to worry about lines or weird markings showing that the driveway is split, like you sometimes notice with concrete.

If you want to have some additional turn around space, parking areas, or a back driveway that goes to a garage or to the backyard, asphalt pavement is an affordable and practical option to meet your needs. Get a few different quotes to see what it's going to cost you to get the project completed in a short amount of time.

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