Whether you’re looking to sell or not, it’s always nice to add extra value to your home. If you’re like most homeowners, you’ll want your home to have as much value as possible and have likely considered adding things like home offices, decks, or even remodeling your basement. But have you ever considered how much value a new driveway can add?
As one of the more practical and affordable home improvements, a new driveway can add significant value to your property while increasing its overall aesthetic appeal and benefiting from increased practicality. How does paving your driveway add value to your home and is it worth paving your driveway? Let’s find out!
Paving Your Home’s Driveway
Aesthetic appeal aside, paving your driveway is an excellent way to add value to your home. Not only do they improve your home’s first impression, but they help keep your vehicles in better condition and your house cleaner. A well-constructed paved driveway will last for years with only minimal maintenance, and the amount of value and practicability they add to your home will almost certainly outweigh the cost.
When it comes to driveways, many tend to go for either concrete or asphalt paved driveways. Let’s take a closer look at what each has to offer.
As one of the most structural and durable materials, it should come as no surprise plenty of homeowners opt for a concrete driveway. For starters, a concrete driveway can be easily poured, stamped and/or exposed for a more appealing end result, and can last for decades. It’s worth keeping in mind, however, that concrete is a porous material and any oil or similar fluids spilled onto a concrete driveway can leave a long-lasting stain which could ultimately affect its appearance.
An asphalt driveway is a great option if you’re looking for a material that’s durable and looks great. Regular crack filling and seal coating are all it takes to keep your asphalt driveway looking its best and prolonging its usable life.
For increased curb appeal, consider an asphalt driveway with stamped or exposed concrete borders. In many neighbourhoods, this type of driveway is part of a community’s architectural controls.
Provided you hire the right asphalt contractor, an asphalt driveway can last years with only minimal maintenance. Moreover, asphalt resurfacing is a cost-effective way to breathe new life into an asphalt driveway and revitalize its curb appeal should it come time to sell your property.
Is it Worth Paving Your Driveway?
The short answer is yes, paving your driveway is worth every penny. In addition to making your home look nicer, paving your driveway can significantly add value to your home and generally offers a great return on investment. If you’re in the Calgary area and would like a quote to pave or pour your driveway, get in touch with Holloway Paving at 403-975-3030 or contact us online to request a free estimate on any of our Calgary paving services.