An asphalt driveway can provide a perfect entrance to your home. Popular in both black and red finishes, both asphalt colours will blend into their respective surroundings over time, leaving you with a durable and long-lasting driveway surface.
Asphalt is cheaper than concrete and can be laid utilising various mix types and in varying thicknesses to suit your requirements, depending on the ground, the volume of expected traffic and the weight of vehicles that will regularly use your driveway.
Sealing utilises a blue metal covering and is used extensively to provide a high-quality finish at a competitive price. Spray Sealing involves spraying a base coat and then covering it with a specific aggregate stone size, which can be applied as either a single or double coat.
These types of driveways are very functional and cost effective. Future maintenance will be required to expand the lifetime of this type of driveway, but this is usually a straightforward process.
At Prism, we only provide an asphalt driveway quote following a visit to your property. The cost of the driveway will depend on many factors including the following:
How much work is required preparing the base
Sometimes a previous surface may help rather than hinder this process. Your base may also require additional compaction.
We want to avoid or minimise any pooling of water on completion of the driveway.
The weight of the vehicles regularly using the driveway
Heavier vehicles may mean you require a heavier mix of asphalt able to withstand tight turning of those vehicles. Your property may require a deeper layer of asphalt and an improved driveway base (also known as road pavement).
The colour of the asphalt
A red mix and other colours attract a premium cost.
Whether you want to have kerbing installed
Kerbing can be used for a neater finish. Kerbing may help to protect your asphalt or spray seal driveway from encroaching vegetation.
We regularly provide quotes for homeowners and break down the cost of the driveway they want, so homeowners can plan for work to take place in stages. You may also wish to explore using an emulsion spray seal, which is a hardy and cost-effective alternative to asphalt.
Prism will provide costs on all options
We will also come back out to visit you at your property to talk through your options if you would like a further discussion before deciding.