The Benefits of a Concrete Driveway

The Benefits Of A Concrete DrivewayMany of us are already seeing potholes in our roads, parking lots, and driveways. It’s just one of the many side effects of a typical Buffalo winter. With snow, ice, wind and salt in the wintry mix, driveways especially can get cracks, potholes, and other damages.

While many Western New Yorkers have asphalt driveways, concrete offers a better alternative. Here’s why:

Structural integrity

Concrete has long-term structural integrity. In other words, it’s much stronger than typical asphalt. Considering that most vehicles weigh several thousand pounds, it makes sense to have a concrete driveway to bear such heavy loads.

Long-term durability

Perhaps the main reason why people like concrete driveways is because they hold up well for more than 30 years. During these 30 years, you will have to provide very little to no maintenance on your concrete driveway. Asphalt driveways, meanwhile, will need periodic sealing coats. There is also the tendency for spots to crumble into little pieces and potholes over time. In addition, concrete is more resistant to weeds and grass growing through the paving than asphalt.


Concrete is more versatile today than in the past. It can be stained or tinted to a wide variety of colors. Your driveway can also be stamped, etched or engraved to make it look unique and different than your neighbors’ driveways. Aesthetically, concrete driveways are more upscale and attractive than asphalt driveways.

Ivy Lea Construction handles concrete contracting jobs with a professional team that gets the job done right. Getting a concrete driveway can help you “weather the storms” that harsh winter weather brings to the area. To learn more, contact us today.