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Considering a New Driveway?

By In New Driveway Material On April 17, 2013


Considering a new driveway in Orange County NY?

These are some factors to consider when it comes to a choosing what material is used for your new or renewed driveway.

1) What are the benefits of an asphalt driveway versus gravel, concrete or pavers?

2) What type of ongoing maintenance does your driveway require? In the short term, if up front cost is a deciding factor, gravel or asphalt driveways are excellent, lower cost options, depending on the size of your driveway and the thickness requirements. The long term  trade off however, is gravel driveways need ongoing maintenance. Asphalt driveways require regular resealing to keep their good looks and functionality. If cost is not as important of a factor, and aesthetics are more important, paver driveways are good alternatives. While the initial up front costs are significantly higher, they require little long term maintenance.

At Todd Lyons Paving Inc, we are experienced, licensed and insured, and specialize in top quality asphalt paving. Call it what you like: asphalt driveways, black top driveways, tarmac or macadam driveways… they all mean the same.

Why Choose Asphalt?
Asphalt is pliable, making it much more forgiving than concrete when it comes to heaving from freeze and thaw cycles. Asphalt driveways are also very beneficial in winter in our area of the Hudson Valley NY, as the black color of the asphalt soaks in the heat from the sun and melts snow much faster than any other type of driveway surface. Asphalt is beautifully smooth, and is a perfect place to play basketball, jump rope, hop scotch and create chalk drawings! A new asphalt driveway can be installed by Todd Lyons Paving Inc, usually a day or two after the sub-grade preparation which can take anywhere from less than a day to a couple of weeks. Asphalt driveways can generally be gently driven on 48 hours after installation. If you already own an asphalt driveway and it’s beginning to show the signs of aging and deterioration, or has a tremendous amount of
patches and repairs, call on us to overlaying the existing asphalt or remove and replace it.

A properly installed asphalt driveway with regularly scheduled maintenance can last up to 20 or even 30 years. Call us for free, no obligation estimate on your driveway.

Cost Chart:
Paver Driveway – #1 – Most Expensive
Concrete Driveway – #2
Asphalt Driveway – #3
Gravel Driveway – #4 – Least Expensive