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5 Main Advantages of Using Asphalt for Your Driveway

  • Asphalt paving is economical – It can cost 40-60% less than concrete.
  • Asphalt driveways are durable and flexible – Ideal for Minnesota winters.
  • Asphalt driveways can last up to 30 years – Quality craftsmanship is essential.
  • Asphalt driveways melt snow – Snow & ice melt faster with dark asphalt.
  • Asphalt can be recycled – Old asphalt can be recycled to lower our carbon footprint.

Asphalt DrivewaysYour driveway says a lot about you and your home. An attractive driveway, one with ‘curb appeal’, adds value to your home and should therefore be looked at as an investment. Beyond sheer monetary value, a beautiful, smooth driveway can increase the pride you have in your home. During the winter months, a smooth blacktop driveway makes snow removal easier. In good weather, it becomes a playground for your entire family.

Here at Richfield Blacktop, we provide quality asphalt driveway replacements, and concrete and asphalt paving services like garage floors, sidewalks and patios. We specialize in full service replacement for your driveway, sidewalk, or walkway.

Is an Asphalt Overlay a Good Choice for Your Driveway?

In some cases it is possible to overlay an existing asphalt driveway with another ‘layer’ of asphalt. This can save money on removing the existing driveway and doing the base work. However, there can be drawbacks. Anywhere there are existing cracks, or broken up asphalt, the damage will ‘reflect’ through the new layer. Drainage also needs to be considered. When you add an inch-and-a-half layer of asphalt on top of the existing driveway, the new layer may be higher then your garage floor. Although these problems can be solved, most often overlays are not recommended. When considering an overlay, it’s beneficial to speak with an expert. We would recommend having one of our asphalt driveway consultants out to assist in your decision making.

Richfield Blacktop – Twin Cities Metro Driveway and Paving Contractor

Since 1954, Richfield Blacktop has built thousands of asphalt and concrete driveways and other paving projects throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. Everyone at Richfield Blacktop is dedicated to quality, affordability, and customer satisfaction on every job. If you need a new driveway or any other paving work, call us today for a free consultation and estimate. We never use hard-sell tactics and will carefully explain which paving solutions will be the best for your needs.

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