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5 Reasons to Convert Your Old Dirt Driveway to Asphalt

by | Nov 15, 2019

Converting an old dirt driveway to a paved surface is easier than you might think, and asphalt is a great option to consider. Here are five reasons why an asphalt driveway may be the best choice for you!

Good Traction

Obviously, a paved surface is going to provide better traction for pulling in and out of your property, especially in cold or wet conditions. This can make your home life a lot more convenient, and help keep your cars cleaner too.


On average, an asphalt driveway costs half as much as concrete to purchase and install, which makes it a great option for any budget! Moreover, asphalt damage and wear can be easily repaired with patches or other treatments—unlike concrete, which is extremely expensive to repair.

When paving over a dirt driveway, it’s also important to note that asphalt flexes and shifts without breaking, allowing it to roll with changing seasonal conditions that would cause concrete slabs to snap and degrade.

Fast Installation

Part of what makes asphalt so much cheaper than concrete is how fast and easy it is to install. An asphalt driveway can be completely graded, poured, and finished within a few days if the weather is friendly. Concrete is far more difficult and involved, and concrete driveways take up to a week before they are cured and ready to use.


Asphalt takes up to 20% less energy than other driveway materials to produce and install, and is also recycled in huge quantities, reducing the amount of raw material that has to be harvested in order to produce new materials.

Excellent Curb Appeal

There is nothing like that dark-black color and smooth ride that asphalt can provide. It’s great for curb value, and with the proper maintenance you can keep your driveway looking great for years to come.

Since 1986, Stripe A Lot has been providing quality asphalt and paving work for homeowners and businesses across West Michigan. We’re a local, family-owned and operated company dedicated to quality work and outstanding customer service. Call us today at 616-772-2559 for a free estimate!

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