Asphalt or bitumen driveways are common across Melbourne, Victoria, and the whole of Australia in general. They are constructed by mixing and compacting bitumen with concrete aggregate. The result is a thick formidable layer of paving that can be used even on busy highways. If you are thinking of paving your Melbourne driveway or if you haven’t had your driveway worked on for a long time, you should consider seeking out one of the many asphalt paving services Melbourne has to offer. And here’s why.
- Improve your quality of living
A bitumen driveway will help improve the quality of living for you and your entire family. Where you had a rough and bumpy road, you will now have a smooth paved surface that will make it a pleasure to drive on. Your kids will even find the new surface ideal for play, e.g. skating or riding bikes. Bitumen driveways also allow for quieter use in that your indoor peace is not disturbed when someone is driving to or out of your home. The newly-paved driveway will also keep dust from flying into your home whenever someone drives over it, thus reducing your cleaning maintenance needs.
- Increase the value of your home
You may not realize it yet, but having an asphalt driveway installed in your Melbourne home is an upgrade that will go a long way in increasing the value of your home as well. The new driveway will make your home more desirable due to all the reasons explained in this post, e.g. increased safety, less noise disturbance, better appearance, etc. All this will allow you to fetch better sale offers should you ever decide to sell your home in future. Even if you never sell your home, the increase in value can help should you need to take out a loan or rent the property.
- Improve your home’s curb appeal
Curb appeal is the appearance of your home when looked at from the curb. It’s what the public, prospective buyers, guests, and even neighbours see when they stand outside your home. Bitumen driveways improve the look of your home when looked at from outside. This is mostly due to the rich dark colour of the paving, plus other edging options that your driveway asphalting Melbourne company can provide. If you have an old driveway, therefore, think about asking for a resurfacing service from a paving company.
- Drive in and out of your home quickly
Another very important reason that should encourage you to have your driveway constructed is security. An asphalt driveway makes it very easy and quick to get in and out of your home. While this is convenient for going to work, it is even more important should you have a security concern that requires you to exit the house or to get into the house in a hurry. With a smooth driveway in place, you will be in a position to do so within a very short time, thanks to the absence of potholes and other features common in old asphalt carparks and driveways.