A house is more than just four walls and a roof, it’s where we begin to settle down, have our children and then watch them grow. The familiar sound of pitter patter in the hallways that slowly becomes fainter as they grow older. Throughout this entire time as we all grow older, so does our house and like us, it requires maintenance and attention in order to function well. If you notice that your driveway is no longer fit for use and it is time to get a new one built, the first question you need to ask yourself is which material you want your driveway to be.
The options come down to granite, brick, asphalt and concrete. Each of these materials have their own strong points, so we will do a quick comparison of all of them together. You can contact the experts for North Shore Paving asphalt driveways Sydney for more information.
When it comes to the price point, the cheapest material is granite followed by asphalt and then the most expensive materials for your driveway is concrete and brick. When it comes to the question of durability, brick and concrete can last for an average of 30 years and longer with proper maintenance. Asphalt can last for an average of 20 years and granite has more or less the same lifespan as asphalt.
Concrete and brick do not require any maintenance or upkeep whereas asphalt requires a sealant after every 3-5 years. When it comes to performance, concrete and brick perform well throughout the year but concrete is prone to cracking as well. Asphalt on the other hand works really well in cold temperatures but it is prone to damage during hotter temperatures. Granite does not work well during colder temperatures. However, asphalt is easier to fix once damaged, which gives it more leverage. Ultimately it comes down to your preference.