There’s More Than One Way To Pave a Driveway

Written by Economic Development Jobs on April 20, 2016. Posted in Asphalt driveway st. paul, Driveway contractor, Driveway repair mn


When you are building a driveway for your home, you have two main choices — asphalt or concrete. Though you can do gravel or get fancy and do brick pavers, the vast majority of driveways are either asphalt driveways or concrete driveways. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so you need to make sure you weigh the pros and cons of each before making a decision.

When it comes to cost, asphalt is much cheaper to install than concrete. Asphalt costs can fluctuate based on oil prices, but it generally costs less than $5 a square foot. When you figure that the average two-car driveway is about 15-18 feet wide and about 20 feet long, you are looking at $1,500-$1,800 max for an asphalt driveway. A standard concrete driveway can be as