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Old 09-08-2003, 08:31 AM
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We always had an asphalt driveway when I was a kid and my home now has an asphalt one. If you live in the snow belt area, nothing beats blacktop for melting snow .

Also it depends on the size of the drive. My estimates for a concrete driveway were over 15K (it's big) so it was a pretty easy decision for me.
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Old 09-08-2003, 08:53 AM
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The only problem with concrete driveways up this way is dam frost heave. Did it at my last house,10,000 bucks worth of cracked slabs after 3 winters I went with asphalt at this house and so far 4 winters and not one crack. Yes it does have a few dents in it from hot days and the boat and truck sitting there but I just put down some 2x3 foot patio stones to park them on.
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Yep, if you want to park your truck or boat in one location, you will need to thicken the base coat.
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Concrete is the only way We charge around $2.25 a square foot for labor and concrete, fill and tear out is extra.

Get it colored and stamped too.. you'll love those prices LOL!
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Thrillseeker know what you mean by fly by night drag box. Most people I delt with could understand the importance of a good subbase and how long it would last if it was not done right.If I paved across your front lawn without a good base it would look great for just about as long as you could see my tail lights. James
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I seen the colored and stamped concrete WOW is all I can say It looked great
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Use concrete brick pavers and your done.
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For what it's worth, I've had Asphalt, Concrete, and now I have pavers. I like the pavers far better than the other two. All I have to do is spray them with some vegetation killer once a year, and I'm done.
If something happens to a spot, I can replace just those bricks. These are 15 years old now, and still look great.
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