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What is asphalt paving – Pros and Cons

Asphalt paving in Blackpool and Preston is often referred to as concrete paving, blacktop or most commonly tarmac or bitumen macadam. When it comes to installing a new driveway in Blackpool your biggest decision may come down to using concrete or asphalt.  

While there are other choices at the lower end such as gravel driveways and brick pavers at the high end, it remains that concrete paving and asphalt are by far the most common in Blackpool, Preston and the North West. 

While concrete may last longer in Blackpool, an asphalt driveway is cheaper to install and in general an asphalt driveway is easier to repair.

Whatever your choice the successful installation and longevity of a driveway in Blackpool, Preston or the North West will much depend upon the foundations that are used. Both Asphalt and Concrete driveways require solid foundations which Budget Paving understand because of the weather conditions in Blackpool and surrounding areas of the North West, Cumbria and Lancashire.

Budget Paving in Blackpool understand this vital step in the construction of your driveway to ensure no matter what your choice the effects will last a long time.

How long does a Concrete and Asphalt Driveway last in Blackpool?

A concrete Driveway can last up to 30 years with an Asphalt Driveway lasting up to 20

When Can I use my driveway in Lancashire?
Usually it is safe to use your new Blackpool driveway / path within a few days however budget paving solutions would recommend leaving it a week to settle and harden.

Can my concrete driveway in Blackpool be resurfaced?
Budget Paving would always conduct a site survey in Blackpool, Preston and surrounding areas to establish the foundations and condition of your existing drive. In many cases it is safe to asphalt and tarmac over your existing surface if the driveway base is solid. 

That said we have found in cases in Blackpool and Preston of resurfacing concrete that the concrete resurfacing often doesn’t perform so well.

Can you do repairs to concrete and asphalt driveways?
Most people in Blackpool and Preston and the North West don’t like cracks in concrete driveways as they can look unsightly, depending on the size of the cracks many asphalt surfaces can be sealed. Larger areas may require removal and replacement.

How can I extend the life of my beautiful new driveway?
Budget Paving would always recommend keeping your new concrete driveway clean our team of Blackpool pavers will always recommend pressure washing your concrete surface every few years and contacting our team if repairs our necessary.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete (PIC) is another good option for driveways and paving in blackpool.  Its a proven product, used extensively within the Northwest for Driveways and patios.  In both commercial and private settings and it is available in many colour and design options.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete for driveways in Blackpool and Lancashire  is virtually maintenance free, will not sink or spread, it is weed and moss free, oil and stain resistant. It will transform your drive, patio, pathway or landscaped garden in Blackpool and Lancashire  and could add considerable value to your home.

Pattern imprinted concrete In Blackpool and Lancashire can be designed to re-create many effects such as slate, flags, cobbles, granite, and block-pavers. By using imagination and several patterns and colours, many special effects or individual creations can be created and we have manages to do this for many of our Blackpool and Preston Driveways and paving jobs.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is by far the most popular driveway paving system on the market. It should last a lifetime, with minimal maintenance with the added benefit of remaining weed & mould free Pattern imprinted concrete offers unlimited design possibilities, with many combinations of pattern, texture and colours.

Pattern Imprinted Concrete is one of many driveway and paving  options available today. many of our  Block Paving, Flagging, Stone Paving, Concrete, Decking and Pebble customers are choosing this.


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