If you have a gravel driveway, there is a pretty good chance you have looked into residential paving services at some point. Here is a look at some of the things that can change when you have a paved driveway. 

1. You will see less dust around your home and on your vehicle. 

Road dust is a big issue when you have a gravel driveway. Not only can it coat your car on dry days, but it can also coat your home, your windows, and anything else hanging out in the way. A paved surface may get dusty on occasion, but the dust is minimal.

2. You will be less likely to experience a flat tire. 

Gravel can be made up of a variety of different types of stone, and some of it can have sharp edges. If your tires get particularly worn, it is much more likely they will be pierced by a sharp jagged rock and cause a flat tire. Likewise, things like shards of glass, loose screws, or nails are much harder to spot amidst a sea of gravel than they would be on a cleanly paved surface. 

3. Your home will have a higher property value.

When your home gives a good impression when a prospect approaches, you could see as much as a 10 percent uptick in your property's value, and a paved driveway is definitely something that gives a good impression. Once a residential paving service installs a new driveway, the lane leading to your home automatically conveys a more welcoming appearance to onlookers. You may not be looking to sell your home right now, but doing things to up your property value is always an advantageous move as a property owner. 

4. You will spend less money on driveway upkeep.

Gravel driveways may serve their purpose, but they also have to consistently be topped off with new gravel after the initial installation. Depending on the type of gravel, you could pay as much as $75 per yard to have the material delivered, unloaded, and spread out on your driveway. If you have a rather long driveway, you could spend a lot every year to keep your driveway coated with gravel. While asphalt paving may be more expensive to install initially, upkeep through the years can be more conservative than with gravel. You will likely need your driveway sealed every few years, which is something many homeowners handle on their own. Find an asphalt paving contractor in your area like Virginia Asphalt Services Inc.