Curb appeal starts at your driveway. While landscaping, fresh paint, and clean windows can contribute to the exterior appearance of a house, a home’s driveway is often the first thing people notice as they pull up to your residence. Whether you are looking to add value to your home or want to replace a cracked, old driveway, the first step is choosing between asphalt or concrete.
Which is Better – Asphalt or Concrete Driveway?
There are benefits to both asphalt and concrete as a material for your new driveway.
Concrete is a mix of cement, sand, water, air, and stone. A concrete driveway can last up to 25 to 30 years, if properly cared for. Concrete can be customized with coloring to fit your design tastes. This is beneficial because it allows for a more designed look. Making sure your concrete driveway is made from the highest quality materials is important so it will not weather.
When you choose a concrete driveway from F&M Contractors you are getting the best and highest quality materials which are designed to sustain the freeze-thaw cycles in Maryland. In order to keep your driveway in top shape, and to prevent cracking, F&M uses an admixture technique which helps reduce shrinking that often causes cracks and wear and tear.
If you are looking for an economical finish, opt for an asphalt driveway. Asphalt driveways can be done fairly quickly and can be laid over an existing asphalt driveway. The materials F&M uses for asphalt driveways also withstand the weather and freeze-thaw cycles.
Maintenance for an asphalt driveway is simple and can be completed relatively quickly. With proper maintenance, you can expect an asphalt driveway to last 20 to 25 years.
Both concrete and asphalt driveway are touted as a “green” options because both can be recycled for reuse. So you can feel comfortable from an environmental perspective with either driveway material.
Choose F&M Contractors for Your Asphalt Driveway or Concrete Driveway Needs
Whichever option you select, choosing F&M Contractors for all of your driveway needs will ensure you receive the highest quality driveway available.
Not only does F&M Contractors offer services to install and maintain your driveway but they can install paver patios and create retaining walls for your front and backyard landscaping. Elevate your curb appeal with an F&M asphalt driveway or concrete driveway – contact us for a free estimate online today.
F&M Contractors has been providing dependable concrete and asphalt driveway paving in Baltimore, Maryland since 1979. We also offer driveway repairs, paver patios and walkways, retaining walls and masonry repairs. Choose the best asphalt driveway and concrete driveay contractor with F&M!