Is Concrete or Asphalt Better for Driveways?

Both concrete and asphalt driveways vary in cost, aesthetics, durability, and maintenance. Kilgore Companies provides you with the highest standard of materials for both. Kilgore Companies is the right place for those looking for active jobs in construction to execute these important projects.

Concrete Driveways

Concrete is a mix of aggregate materials: cement, sand, and gravel. It’s sturdy, stable, and cost-effective. It has low maintenance needs and is aesthetically pleasing, including options like decorative embellishment, colors, and customization. It’s recyclable and, in its durability, saves resources and waste.

Concrete has some cons. Its installation is slow, its installation cost is high, and it doesn’t do well in the cold. Also, it is highly durable and requires less frequent maintenance, which is very costly when it does need it.

Asphalt Driveways

Asphalt is a mix of stone, sand, and petroleum products. Driveways of asphalt are both very inexpensive and easy to install. Asphalt is also recyclable/reusable and uses eco-friendly energy during the installation process. Its maintenance is predominantly a DIY project and only requires repairing the top layer. It also complements the street well and can increase the value of your home.

Materials such as asphalt are much less durable than concrete and doesn’t perform well in the heat. While it is easier to maintain, it’s required more frequently. It’s also less aesthetically pleasing than concrete and less customizable.


Neither material is “better.” There are multiple factors you need to consider before making your decision. Kilgore Companies offers both options to make your home shine.

Jobs in construction at Kilgore Companies are available for both types of installations. Paving driveways is in demand, and there are many jobs in construction for this type of work available across the industry. Kilgore Companies is your best bet because employees are at the heart of our business.