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Concrete Vs. Asphalt: Which is the Better Choice for Your Driveway?

By Mr. Level
August 09, 2019 Category: Concrete

When installing a new driveway, most homeowners are faced with the choice of either concrete or asphalt. There are advantages and disadvantages to both materials, but factors like cost, maintenance, and durability may sway your decision. Learn the key differences between asphalt and concrete to ensure youre making a decision thats right for you. Curing Compared to concrete, asphalt has a quicker cure time. In most cases, you can drive on your asphalt driveway the same day you install it. With concrete, on the other hand, youll need to wait about a week before driving on it while it cures. Durability Durability is a major factor for homeowners to consider when choosing driveway material, especially if you have multiple cars or lots of foot traffic. Concrete is significantly more durable than asphalt. Compared to asphalt, concrete withstands basic wear and tear and weather elements. For example, in the summer, the tar in the asphalt can become soft and deformed and may even stick to