Have you debated whether paving your driveway is the right course of action for you, your home, and your property? Paved driveways provide homeowners and their families with a host of benefits that will last for decades to come. To give you a better idea of what you will gain from paving your driveway, we have compiled this list of the top reasons to pave!

Top Reasons to Pave a Driveway

Reduce Maintenance & Cleaning

One of the top reasons why homeowners choose to pave a driveway is the reduced maintenance and cleaning. When you have a gravel driveway, you are constantly adding more gravel, shoveling up runaway rocks, and dealing with kicked-up dirt that has made its way onto the surface of your cars, home, clothes, children, and even pets.

By paving your driveway, all those annoying tasks are eliminated. The only maintenance and cleaning you will need to do are scheduled sealcoating and occasionally giving the driveway a bath.

Enhanced Durability

Unlike gravel driveways that need new gravel added most years, paved driveways can last up to 20 years with little effort from you. They can better handle harsher circumstances like inclement weather, heavy machinery, and human error. Essentially, you can set it and forget it!

Heightened Aesthetics

Let’s be honest; gravel, dirt, and grass-style driveways are not all that pretty. They often look as those they are in a state of disrepair, which negatively affects the overall aesthetic of your home. Paved driveways provide a shiny new look. They are clean, neat, and can be designed in a unique way to fit your home. Whether you want a standard straight black driveway or a roundabout with personalized designs etched into the pavement, you can design your driveway to suit your style and needs.

Increased Home Value

If you plan to sell your home in the next 10 to 15 years, a paved driveway is a huge selling point. Not only will it be more appealing aesthetically to potential homebuyers (first impressions are everything), but it can also increase your home’s value. Most new homeowners today consider a paved driveway to be a “must” on their list of home feature requirements.

Provided Playtime

Driveways are the perfect spaces for outdoor sports and bonding time with kiddos. Who doesn’t enjoy learning to ride a bike, playing basketball, drawing with chalk, or dancing to a happy beat? A paved driveway provides an even surface where kids can play and have a lower risk of getting injured in the process. That means less picking gravel out of cuts for you parents out there.

Start the Paving Process

Whether you want to reduce your driveway maintenance, increase your curb appeal, bump up your aesthetic, or create a space where you can safely and happily play with your kids, we are here to help. Signature Paving has been providing premier asphalt and pavement services to NW Oregon and SW Washington since 1999. To get a quote, please give us a call today!