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There are many pros and cons that come with repaving your driveway. You should pay attention to many things when it comes to making sure that your driveway is being paved properly. You want to try your best to make sure that you are maintaining your driveway all year round. If you are looking to repave your driveway with asphalt, here are a few things to consider before calling AMPAC Paving & Concrete for help!

Pros

There is flexibility when you choose to pave over your asphalt driveway; although concrete and asphalt are bound to crack over time, asphalt is more flexible, which means that it will not crack as easily as a concrete slab. Installing a new asphalt driveway does not cost as much money as it would for concrete slabs and materials. The cost of asphalt is $3-$4 per square foot; then there is concrete that costs $5-$7 per square foot. Concrete finishes or those that have special designs will cost you more money, it could cost you anywhere between $8-$18 per square foot. Asphalt is a better material that survives through the harsh cold winters and withstands the pressure of salts, ice, and snow.

Cons

Of course asphalt is everyone’s go-to choice for their driveway, and almost all builders use it to make your new original driveway. Although asphalt is so flexible, there are limited designs and colours; in fact, asphalt only comes in one style: smooth, flat, and black. All asphalt driveways have unfinished edges, it is too difficult to have smooth edges or ones that are perfectly straight. The black-tar-like component of asphalt can become overheated when it is under extreme temperatures. This usually happens during mid-summer. Asphalt is only estimated to last you 15 to 20 years if you are paving it correctly; concrete will last you at least 30 to 40 years.

Your asphalt driveway is important and should be taken care of, it will only stay in good condition for years if you are taking care of it. You want to make sure you are doing everything you can to ensure that the material is not under too much pressure. If you are looking for landscaping, residential paving, or commercial paving in Vaughan, make sure to contact AMPAC Paving & Concrete.