So you’ve got an old, beat-up gravel driveway. Perhaps you’ve been considering an upgrade and you’re wondering if it’s really worth it. You’ve got a lot of home repairs to do, after all, so maybe the driveway can wait. But why wait? We think spring is a great time to upgrade, and it’s right around the corner. Here are three reasons we think you should give your asphalt paving company a call ASAP:
1 They’re easy. Gravel driveways are difficult to maintain. To take care of potholes and other leveling problems, gravel drives must be periodically graded – and to get good results you’ll need a tractor and a grading blade. Weed killer is a must, and autumn leaves decay into dirt. Raking stones from the yard and sweeping them off the street quickly become routine tasks, and if you live on a hill, it may seem that your driveway is actually trying to escape. But asphalt driveways require minimal maintenance. A qualified asphalt paving company can do your yearly seal coating for you if you don’t want to do it yourself.
2 No more muddy floors. Maintaining a gravel driveway requires physical labor, and that makes it pretty easy to slack off. But when homeowners don’t keep up, problems begin to surface. Runoff from storms can cause gulleys to form. Decaying leaves and other debris can fill those gouges with dirt, and pretty soon you’ve got mud on the kitchen floor. Gravel can also get caught in the treads of your shoes, and that’s easy to track inside too. For people who live in Atlanta, asphalt driveways can fix these problems and more.
3 They’re safer for seniors. If a senior citizen lives with you (or if you’re older yourself), then falls inside the home are something you think about. You’ve probably got special handholds and bath mats in the shower and maybe even a stair lift somewhere inside. But what about falls outside the home? An uneven gravel driveway can be a real hazard for seniors, especially at night, and it’s just not the right surface for walkers and wheelchairs. An asphalt paving company can help make your loved ones safer, and we here at Prime Paving Contractors have been doing just that for 15 years.
A little investment in an asphalt driveway really goes a long way, so don’t put off upgrading to an asphalt driveway any longer. Give the Atlanta asphalt experts at Prime Paving Contractors a call today.