Your home is most likely the biggest investment you’ll make during your lifetime. And maintaining that investment is critical to increasing your home’s value!
Asphalt driveway paving, or blacktop paving as it’s often called, is part of the real estate maintenance strategy smart homeowners make to increase the value of their home.
Easier to maintain than gravel, asphalt driveway paving is far more durable and long lasting.
While gravel can be installed quickly with very little impact on the use of your driveway, climate is a constant factor to contend with.
Wintry weather can make snow removal difficult because it sinks into the gravel. Rainy weather can create mud, and droughts can cause your driveway to kick up a significant amount of dust.
Gravel driveways also constantly shift, creating hills, holes, and divots.
However, a properly installed asphalt driveway is an economical choice, creating a smooth, clean surface. Snow settles on top which makes removal far less damaging to your driveway. And snow removal is easier, too!
Asphalt paving is also much less susceptible to Virginia’s fluctuating temperatures. An oil-based product, it’s more flexible than gravel in extreme climate conditions.