Concrete or Asphalt for Your New Driveway – We’ll Help You Decide

Let’s Weigh the Pros & Cons of Each & Make a Decision That’s Right for Your Property & Budget

Asphalt Contractors Inc. offers asphalt and concrete services throughout SE Wisconsin. If you’d like to install a residential or commercial driveway, our contractors are an incredible choice! Now, let’s discuss the difference between asphalt and concrete driveways:


Concrete driveways often cost about 50% more than asphalt driveways – which can be a deterrent for many homeowners. This is especially true when you choose Asphalt Contractors Inc. We manufacturer asphalt in-house, which means we already offer competitively-priced asphalt paving services.

Maintenance & Repairs

Asphalt requires more maintenance than concrete. You’ll need to get newly paved driveways seal coated 6 – 12 months after installation, and resealed every few years after that. Concrete maintenance is often optional. Sealing concrete can help to preserve the finish and degreasers are popular because they help remove stains caused by oil and fuel.

Concrete, however, is harder and more costly to repair. Asphalt, on the other hand, is easy and cost-effective to repair.


If properly cared for, concrete driveways can last more than 50 years while asphalt driveways will last around 30 years. The lifespan of concrete and asphalt can be affected by the climate and weather – so keep that in mind when deciding which material is right for your driveway. Concrete is favored in warmer climates because cold weather can crack concrete and road salt negatively affects the finish. Asphalt can survive winter when maintained; however, it is undesirable in extreme heat because it can soften and cause related issues.


Concrete driveways can be stained, stamped, and finished in creative ways to create unique designs you want. There are a few options to subtly customize asphalt, but for the most part, a black top is always the final result. This is a very flattering style for many homes and business.

Residential Driveway Paving Services

Need help deciding which is best for you? We can help you decide when we’re discussing the details of your project.

Contact Asphalt Contractors Inc. for asphalt and concrete services in SE Wisconsin.