When it comes to commercial and residential paving, the choices for your patio, driveway, and walkway are endless. With so many options on the market, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, rubber paving makes this decision easy. From the professionals at Rubbertech Resurfacing, here are some popular driveway paving materials on the market, and how they compare in price, durability, and safety to rubber paving:
Which Materials are Available for My Driveway?
Asphalt. Asphalt costs less than other methods, like concrete, but may require resealing every few years. It’s not as strong or durable as concrete.
Concrete. Known for its strength, concrete is one of the most durable materials for driveways. Unfortunately, concrete is prone to buckling and cracking, and its unforgiving surface makes it dangerous for households with older residents, young children, or disabled individuals. It can also be extremely expensive to install.
Gravel. Gravel is an inexpensive flooring material, and is relatively easy to maintain (although it does need to be filled as it sinks due to water and weight.) It can, however, make your vehicle dusty, and contribute to scratched or chipped paint.
Paver. Driveways constructed with concrete pavers are generally stronger than poured concrete, and are available in a variety of unique sizes, shapes, and patterns. Despite its longevity, concrete paving can be extremely expensive to install, and finicky to repair.
Rubber Surfacing. Rubber paving is an eco-friendly and affordable option guaranteed to last for years. Its grippy, no-slip surface is easy to clean, and a safe option for you and your family. Installation is fast, so you can park your car or walk on it within 48 hours.
What Are the Perks of Rubber Paving?
Affordable. Rubber paving is one of the most durable driveway materials on the market. With the ability to last for over 20 years, it saves you big on driveway repair and reinstallation costs. Although the initial cost may be slightly higher, the end result is a robust product that won’t disintegrate over time.
Safe. Canadian weather, especially during winter, is notorious for being unpredictable. Unlike other materials, like concrete and asphalt, rubber paving offers a sturdy, no-slip surface, even in poor conditions.
Easy to Clean. Rubber’s non-porous surface makes it easy to clean with a pressure washer, or sweep off with a broom.
Unique-Looking. Rubber paving is not your run-of-the-mill driveway surface. Available in a variety of unique colours and designs, this paving method offers a look unlike any other in the neighborhood.
At the end of the day, the verdict is clear: rubber paving is the way to go. At Rubbertech Resurfacing, we offer quality rubber paving services in southern British Columbia. To learn more about how you can benefit from rubber paving, or to get in touch with our experts, contact us today!