Is your driveway crumbling? Are you tired of your gravel driveway? Panther Construction specializes in concrete driveways. You can get rid of the gravel and get a solid concrete driveway to park your vehicles on. No matter if you drive a car, truck, motor home or simply have a boat to store a concrete driveway is the solution to your driveway parking needs. Panther Construction offers FREE ESTIMATES for clients in the locations below.
Asphalt vs. Concrete Driveway
It’s time to replace or install a new driveway, but you don’t know what a better solution for your needs are. We’ve taken the time to go over the key points of installing both a concrete and an asphalt driveway. Whether you decide to choose asphalt or concrete both of these alternatives need to have a gravel base that is compacted. Concrete and asphalt both take time to cure. Where concrete takes a few days, asphalt takes only one day to cure. When mixed together the ingredients that form concrete create a chemical reaction. This process is responsible for an incredibly stronger bond that makes it as much as 3 times stronger and more durable than asphalt. These two solutions for your driveway are both made from stone and sand. Asphalt uses tar as an adhesive and concrete uses cement.
Aesthetics, maintenance and cost are the big factors when choosing an asphalt or concrete driveway. Aesthetically you can do a lot of different things to a concrete driveway. Concrete can be tinted or stained different colors to get a pattern. It can be engraved to get different finishes where as asphalt is limited to the standard black top. The maintenance is a huge difference between the two. Asphalt needs to be resealed every 3 to 5 years as where concrete doesn't. A concrete driveway will last 40 plus years and an asphalt driveway will last about 20. The upfront cost of asphalt is typically less than concrete but not enough to make a huge difference. The fluctuations in crude oil prices can affect the asphalt to where it could even end up costing more up front. All in all you can see that having a concrete driveway offers more options and will end up costing less or the same as asphalt in the long run.
Choosing a Concrete Driveway Contractor
Panther Construction has over 30 years experience in pouring concrete driveways and has been in business for over 16 years. We know what it takes to do the job right and will go the extra distance to make sure your concrete driveway looks exactly how you want it to. Call now or fill out the request for to the right for a free estimate on your concrete driveway!
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