Driveway Options for All Homeowners

Not all driveways are the same. AT A&M Asphalt Paving we offer you a choice of three types of driveways. So, when you need driveway paving in Annapolis MD, call us for expert advice and installation.

Choosing the Right Driveway for Your Home

Asphalt

Asphalt is used for many commercial and residential driveways, parking lots, and roads. Asphalt provides a hard, paved surface which is strong and has a long lifespan. It is made by mixing aggregate and liquid asphalt. The mixture is blended, then poured.

An asphalt driveway is more costly than some other driveway materials but will also last longer. It provides a smooth, strong foundation that can take a lot of traffic.

Tar and Chip

This material goes by many names, including seal chip, chip and seal, and macadam. Though the name may not sound familiar, this is a common material used in both driveways and roadways. Tar and chip driveways look similar to asphalt but are not installed the same way.

For a tar and chip driveway, your professional will lay layers of gravel, hot liquid asphalt, and more gravel. The layers will then be compressed, providing a more durable drive than gravel alone for a lower cost. These drives are easy to maintain and provide good traction. However, they can easily be damaged when using a snowplow.

Stoned Gravel

For a driveway with charm and personality, you might want to consider using stoned gravel. Your driveway professional will lay down the graded rock, using at least three various sizes of gravel. This is necessary for a sturdy foundation and to allow for good drainage. The gravel is generally laid in a four-inch layer for best results, starting with the largest rocks first and finishing with the finest gravel.

Professional Driveway Paving in Annapolis MD from A&M Asphalt

Still not sure which type of driveway to choose? Your paving professional can help you decide which of these materials will work best for your needs. When you call A&M, our experts can explain the advantages and disadvantages of each and help you choose the right one for your budget.

At A&M Asphalt Paving, we take pride in providing exceptional commercial and residential asphalt paving services. We offer:

  • Asphalt Resurfacing
  • New Asphalt Construction
  • Complete Removal of Driveways
  • Asphalt Patching
  • Tar and Chip Driveways
  • Stoned Gravel Driveways
  • Topsoil & Grading

Trust A&M Asphalt for professional driveway paving in Annapolis, MD. Contact us today for more information.

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