The Tough Choice Between Concrete and Asphalt Driveways

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 5:25PM
By Auckland Asphalt Repairs Ltd


Let us face it; some people do not pay too much attention to their driveways. More often than not, the exterior of the house, as well as heavy backyard renovations are at the top of the priority list when it comes to changing the appearance of a house. What many homeowners are not aware of is that the driveway may also improve the home’s curb appeal and reduce the risks of driveway-related accidents.

In Auckland, people prefer only two types of driveway floorings: concrete or asphalt. Both materials make for durable surfaces for car parks, garages and driveways, but which option should Kiwis go for?

Concrete vs. Asphalt

Concrete has been the go-to material for homeowners because of its “supposedly” maintenance-free finish. A recent study, however, found that concrete might cost up to 45% more than asphalt. Any repair done to concrete will also turn out to be more expensive due to the rigorous process behind concrete fixes.

Whilst concrete holds up better than asphalt in hot weather, asphalt driveways work better in cold and moist climates, making it suitable for the constant rain in Auckland. Whilst asphalt has good weather combat properties, homeowners should rely on experienced and reputable asphalt contractors when it comes to maintaining the quality of the driveway.

The Verdict

Overall, asphalt proves to be the cost-effective and efficient choice for Kiwis. Concrete is a reliable material in tropical climates, but Kiwis would find asphalt a better option for their driveways.

If you are looking for asphalt driveway servicing and maintenance professionals near you, contact Auckland Asphalt Repairs. The company offers quality repair services, sealant treatments and kerbing for asphalt driveways all over Auckland.

Their experienced team does residential, commercial and industrial work with precise attention to detail, providing outstanding and lasting results. When you need a trusted asphalt contractor, look no further than Auckland Asphalt Repairs. Visit their website at