Installing a stylish driveway adds to the kerb appeal of your Perth home – but what does a concrete driveway cost vs asphalt driveways, and which material is better? In this article we will explore concrete driveway costs and asphalt driveway costs to inform your decision on the best solution for your Perth home.
Many people consider the visual appeal of an asphalt driveway to be superior to a concrete driveway because the darker colour options reduce glare and no need for expansion joints in the asphalt.
Repairs: concrete driveway cost vs asphalt driveways in Perth
All the evidence points to an asphalt driveway being more cost effective because it is easier to install and lasts for years, while repairs are also convenient to complete. An asphalt driveway can be resurfaced without the need for demolition and removal usually associated with a concrete driveway. There is no requirement for joints when installing an asphalt driveway in your Perth property, which also reduces tyre noise when compared to a concrete driveway.
How much does a Perth asphalt driveway cost?
The average price for a concrete driveway in Perth could be between $65 and $150 per square metre, while the asphalt driveway cost is often less, especially where existing pavement is in place. Whilst concrete is cheaper on small areas, an asphalt driveway is generally most cost effective for areas measuring 150 square metres or more.
The cost of installing an asphalt driveway in Perth depends on a number of factors:
- The condition and materials of the existing surface
- The preparation work required (including kerbs and excavation)
- The size of the driveway area
- The expected use of the surface (parking or turning for example)
- The types of vehicles moving and parking on the driveway
- Colour required
- Traffic levels that may restrict progress on site
We have more information on how to calculate the cost of your asphalt driveway in this article.
Ongoing maintenance of your Perth asphalt driveway
To maximise the longevity of your asphalt driveway in Perth we recommend routinely sweeping and removing any stains. Prompt patching of cracks and repairing damage to the surface is important – if damaged areas are not patched quickly, they can deteriorate as water soaks in, causing the base and the underlying sub-grade to move beneath the surface.
The ongoing maintenance costs of your Perth asphalt driveway are generally less than concrete driveway costs, with cracks and holes in the asphalt easily repaired. The price of concrete driveway repairs can be higher since the work is usually more complex and requires a large patch which is also difficult to blend to the existing driveway.
Get your Perth asphalt driveway quote today!
For upfront advice on your 150m2 + asphalt driveway project and an accurate Perth asphalt driveway cost, speak to the friendly team at NK Asphalt. We’ve been surfacing with asphalt for over 30 years and we’re happy to have a free chat about what you need.
The team of asphalt driveway experts at NK Asphalt in Perth can help you understand where to start and even provide an estimate over the phone before visiting your property to provide a free measure and quote.share