When it comes to paving your Palm Beach driveway, you have a few options to consider. Understanding the difference between concrete, asphalt, and brick will help you choose the right material for your property.
Concrete can be poured on, resulting in a smooth application, or it can be stamped with a design to imitate paving stone driveways. Obviously, a stamped driveway will be more costly but the expense of getting a concrete driveway is relatively low.
Concrete driveways last for about 10-20 years, but they’re very likely to develop cracks, as soon as months after installation. In fact, during the installation of your concrete driveway, we actually plan for cracks by placing expansion joints to try to direct the cracks in that direction. Concrete can also chip, and repairs aren’t easy and always result in unsightly patches.
Asphalt Driveway Paving
Asphalt is the least expensive option, but one of the downfalls is that you’ll experience chipping, and fading throughout its 10 year lifetime. To help your asphalt driveway lasts as long as it’s intended, you’ll want to seal it every few years meaning that on the front end you might be saving money but with its required regular maintenance you’ll be spending more money than you may have anticipated.
Brick Driveway Paving
Brick driveways are very attractive and can be laid in different patterns to compliment your style. Intricate designs can be more expensive. Brick driveways have a concrete foundation and the bricks are held together with mortar. Mortar and concrete foundations are prone to cracking, especially when the weight of a vehicle is on them.
If you need help deciding which of the above options are best for your Palm Beach driveway, then call the professionals of Sunshine Services. We’ll gladly come out to your home for a consultation and give you our recommendation. Give us a call today.