Difference Between Concrete and Asphalt Driveway

We need to pave a driveway while making a building. There are two traditional options- concrete or asphalt. Both have a gravel base. Despite giving similar vibes, they have some key differences.

Concrete VS Asphalt Driveway

Concrete Driveway

Asphalt Driveway

1. In concrete, the adhesive is cement.The adhesive is tar in asphalt.
2. Concrete is a rigid material.Asphalt is a flexible material.
3. Traditional concrete has a bright glow.The traditional asphalt is darker.
4. Concrete is costly.Asphalt is not costly than concrete.
5. Concrete gives neat and straight edges.Asphalt gives rough edges.
6. Concrete cracks in freezing temperature.Asphalt softens in the high heat.
7. Concrete is more durable.Asphalt is less durable.
8. Concrete has multiple color options.The color of asphalt is primarily black.
9. The longevity of concrete is 40 years+The longevity of asphalt is 20 years+
10. Concrete can have different finishing like stained or tinted.Only tint finishing can be done in asphalt.
11. Concrete requires no resurfacing.Asphalt requires occasional resurfacingAsphalt requires occasional resurfacing every 3-5 years.
12. Cracks in a concrete driveway are not easy to fix.Cracks in asphalt can be filled and sealed.
13. Concrete cannot be used where it snows.Asphalt can be used where it snows.
14. In the concrete driveway, one has to wait seven days to drive on it after curing.In an asphalt driveway, one can drive almost immediately after curing.
15. In the concrete driveway, gas and oil spills leave obvious stains.In an asphalt driveway, oil leakage is unnoticeable but gasoline causes damage.
16. The repairing process in concrete is difficult.The repairing process in asphalt driveway is easier.