Asphalt driveways

Do you have a concrete or asphalt driveway? How much do you think about your driveway? When’s the last time you had a driveway contractor assess your driveway and make necessary driveway repairs? According to experts, a well-maintained driveway can last between 25 and 50 years. In order to keep your driveway’s lifespan,there are some tips you can follow as part of regular driveway maintenance. For example: Does your driveway have an incline? When getting your driveway installed, be sure your driveway slopes at a minimum of 1/4 inch per foot.
Driveways have extremely strict parameter upon installation. For a one car driveway, the width has to be around eight to nine feet. For a two-car driveway, it has to be an average width between 15 and 18 feet.
Typically, driveways are paved with either asphalt or concrete. Asphalt is an extremely popular driveway material. In fact, 18.2 billion tons of asphalt pavement go into the roadways in the United States, and over 90% of U.S. parking lots are filled with asphalt pavement. When it comes to driveways, asphalt driveways are typically preferred because of its easy installation, economic pricing, and how easy it is to maintain. Asphalt pavement is also easily recyclable, making it the driveway choice for those who are ecologically minded.
Many enjoy concrete, however, because of its aesthetic versatility. There are more of 250 hues and shades of concrete, making it a driveway choice for a person of every taste and style. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, they also are a very cost effective driveway choice.
And before you go, riddle me this: why do they call them driveways if you park on them, and why do they call them parkways if you don’t park on them? Will the world ever sort out this nonsense? Only time will tell.