If you are looking to pave your driveway for a larger property, it is important to find a professional who can install a surface that will last.

At Brant Asphalt Paving, our experienced team understands the importance of delivering a driveway that fits your budget and your lifestyle. Contact us for a free driveway paving quote

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Common Materials for Driveway Paving

When paving your driveway, there are a variety of materials to choose from. Here are some of the types of materials that we commonly use for a driveway project:

Concrete

Concrete is a popular option for driveways, due to its durability and clean appearance. Concrete is more expensive to install than asphalt or an aggregate surface, although more affordable than pavers, and it does require some maintenance. Poor drainage on a concrete driveway can lead to damage over time.

Limestone

Crushed limestone is another affordable option for your driveway. Limestone is very durable and is often used as base for other applications, such as train tracks or patio slabs. It provides effective drainage, but may be more uncomfortable to walk on than other aggregates — some customers prefer to use it only as a base layer.

Asphalt

Asphalt is one of the best options for driveway paving. An asphalt driveway is great for colder climates like Ontario as it is best able to handle freeze-thaw cycles. Its ability to retain heat means it will melt snow easily — although it can get very hot in the summer. One drawback of asphalt is that it requires regular maintenance and proper drainage for stormwater.

Gravel

Gravel is generally the most affordable option for paving your driveway. It can be installed easily, with low upfront costs. It will demand less maintenance over time than other surfaces, although it can be challenging to clear easily in winter. Gravel is considered less attractive than other surfaces and is uncommon in urban or suburban areas as a result.

Recycled Crushed Asphalt (RCA)

Similar to gravel and limestone, recycled crushed asphalt is an affordable aggregate, which can be easily used to pave your driveway. Like its name suggests, it is made from recycled material, making it an environmentally-friendly option for your home. RCA offers a good compromise between the price point of an aggregate and the more attractive appearance of an asphalt surface.

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