By Roxanne Boyer. driveway. Published at Thursday, January 31st, 2019 - 18:24:58 PM.
By laying five to eight inches of gravel beneath the asphalt you are ensuring a greater life expectancy for your asphalt driveway. Also by having your asphalt paving company install your asphalt finish at least one foot before the asphalt covers the gravel, you are allowing your asphalt driveway to not crack when visitors drive to the edge of the finished surface.
Professional pavers employ a process known as sealcoating to lengthen the life of an asphalt surface. Sealcoating will not only make your driveway or parking lot more durable but will also help it maintain its clean, smooth look in the face of repeated use.
These have only been around since the early eighties but seem to have lasted the test of time. There are many different types colours and styles to choose from, you could even make your own pattern if you so desire. The advantages of having a block paved driveway are marginal; much of it comes down to personal taste. But durability is a major attraction as block paving can last a very long time.
Shingle driveways are still very popular and will continue to be. They are still cheap to create and the security aspect is still favored by those who are in remote areas. One major disadvantage is the shingle has the ability to hold metal objects vertical and these will eventually find their way into the tyres in your car.
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