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Benefits of Using Asphalt in Outdoor Pavement or Driveways

Asphalt is widely used for outdoor pavement and driveways.

By Evan JavierPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

If you are planning to build your driveways and pavement, then you can choose asphalt. Almost 94% of the roads in America are designed with asphalts. People prefer asphalt driveways and pavement for their residential and commercial property due to their durability, designs and flexibility. You do not need to spend a huge maintenance cost on these surfaces, and you can create variation in the driveways using asphalt. They are resistant to water, moisture, salt and heat. They can last longer than concrete surfaces.

What Are the Benefits of Asphalt Pavement?

While constructing driveways, you will have two options, concrete and asphalt. While concrete is alluring, it is a porous material affected by moisture and water. Water penetration in concrete surfaces can destroy your property, and you need to repair them every year. To save such additional expenses, you can simply install asphalts on your outdoor pavement. Here, you can find some benefits of asphalts:


Asphalt is skid-resistant, and you can use them around your swimming pool. If you live in a cold region, you must use some skid-resistant materials at your outdoor, especially on the driveway and pavement. Besides, asphalt is also available in different colours, designs, and shapes. You can contrast by using a different colour in your roadways, and you can provide better visibility to the drivers. They can easily identify your driveway and pavement during bad weather, and they will not drive through your personal property.

Asphalts can melt the snow and ice faster than concrete. Most of the highways are designed with open-graded asphalts because they can minimize splash and spray during rainstorms. You can also keep your pavement safe from chemicals by installing such asphalts.

Prevents Road Accidents

Drivers can lose control over the steering on the uneven road surface. You need to use some materials for road construction which are smooth. You can use asphalts to create friction on the surface by installing such asphalts. It will reduce the risk of a road accident, and it can save fuel.

Reduces Wear and Tear of the Vehicle

Reduced wear and tear on vehicles can also bring down operational costs. Smooth road condition can save up to 25% of the fuel, and you can increase the lifespan of your car by using such materials on your driveway. Apart from that, asphalts are cost-effective than other materials. They are easy to install, and you can complete your pavement or driveway within a day. If you are using concrete for your outdoor driveways, roadways and pavement, you need to wait for a week, and you can use such surfaces after they dry up. In this case, you can save your time by using asphalts. You do not need to wait for a week in this case. It will save your labour cost.


Asphalt roadways can reduce noise up to seven decibels. If you want to keep your place noise-free, then you can use these materials on your outdoor. Asphalts are 100% recyclable, and they are eco-friendly. It requires 20% less energy for construction a pavement, and you do not deal with post-consumer waste.

Various Available Options to Choose From

One of the primary reasons that make asphalt a popular choice is that it is available in various options. Some of the popular choices are:

Porous Asphalt

This is one of the most cost-effective options.

Perpetual Pavement

If you are looking for a durable and long-lasting driveway option. It makes use of the multi-layer paving process.

Hot-Mix Asphalt

For faster result, you can opt for hot-mix asphalt. It can easily withstand freezing temperature and thawing.

Now that you know about the benefits of an asphalt driveway, and to install the same, you must hire a professional and experienced contractor.


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