Comparing Asphalt and Concrete as an Ideal Driveway Material

by Asphalting Au Asphalting Services Sydney
For most of the properties, a driveway is an integral part and something that landowners would definitely get built. The confusion that they have to face however is what material is appropriate for this construction because there are a couple of very impressive materials. 

The names are the asphalt and the concrete and both of them are the best sellers in terms of these constructions. 

There is an argument always going on as to which one is better and experts from asphalt company Sydney often recommend asphalt, but at the same time, they don’t reject concrete too. 

Here in this article, we will conduct a comparative study of both these materials to eventually pick the most appropriate one.


According to the expert, the cost of getting asphalt driveway constructed is much lesser than the cost of a concrete driveway. The fact is that the cost would vary based on the service providers and it has been seen that some high quality asphalt contractors charge a higher fee, but they also deliver exceptional services and guarantee/warranty alongside. 

In this regards, one thing to understand is that the cost of using asphalt fluctuates based on the global cost of the crude oil and then, there are some other costs involved too, but still, they remain lower than the cost of concrete driveways.


In terms of maintenance and look after, both these materials stand neutral because both have almost similar requirements. However, it can be added here that asphalt has bit higher demands regarding maintenance as compared to concrete because of its porous nature. 

These requirements can be fulfilled very easily by seal-coating services offered by an asphalt company Sydney that will enhance its overall looks and improve its performance as well as durability. In the event of damages, people have the option of getting asphalt patching done to renew the damaged area all over again. 

Seal-coating if done by the experts ensures that the water would not seep underneath and thus, all the damages that it could cause would get prevented.
On the other hand, we have this concrete material that does not require sealing for its protection. In fact, if sealing is done on this material, it is solely for enhancing the beauty or the looks of your driveway. 

So this way, sealing on the concrete can be considered merely as a process to enhance the looks. Degreasers increase maintenance costs for concrete driveways, but they are often a necessary step to remove oil, fuel and chemical stains that build up over time.

Yes, cracks are a very common problem in this material, but when maintained well and timely seal-coating is done, these cracks can be avoided for a long time.


The life of both these installations is almost similar and with this, one more fact is that timely maintenance, care and look after, this age can be extended to almost two more decades. 

With processes like seal-coating, patching, repairs, degreasing, etc., you will be able to successfully maintain them and use them for more and more years. Also, you can stain, tint, etch or stamp a concrete driveway to get a desired look and asphalt, however, must be rolled and compressed during installation.

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