Woodbury is the largest city in Washington County, Minnesota, and has a population of a little over 66,000 people. Surrounding Woodbury are cities such as Maplewood, Oakdale, and Cottage Grove. It was first settled in 1844, but was mostly farmland. The first suburban housing development started in 1955.
Woodbury is an area that is growing rapidly- so much so, that a new high school was built in 2009 to accommodate the expanding population. Even with all of the new construction, many of the homes in the area were built in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
What does this have to do with asphalt or concrete?
Well, when it’s installed properly, the average life of a concrete driveway is about thirty years- 20 years for asphalt. That means that many of the houses in Woodbury and the surrounding cities of Maplewood, Oakdale, and Cottage Grove are due for their driveways to be redone.
While some may want to opt to repair crumbling and cracking driveways, pathways, and sidewalks, it could be costlier in the long run. If your surface is approaching, or has already passed the twenty-year mark, it may be futile to simply repair the issues, because once one problem is fixed, another issue may arise.
Washington County has a vested interest in ensuring that the homes in cities such as Woodbury, Oakdale, and Cottage Grove are maintained and well kept. The county sponsors a program in which homeowners can receive deferred loans with no interest and no monthly payments to make improvements to their homes. Eligible projects include things like sidewalks and driveways! Visit http://www.wchra.com/home-improvement-loans for more info.
The last factor to consider is which company will install the driveway. Considering that an incorrect installation can decrease the life of the driveway by more than half, the company you choose is pretty important. Every day, new companies spring up, only to fold or go out of business a short time later. ACT Asphalt Specialties has been in business for over 30 years- providing the best asphalt driveways that the Minneapolis area has to offer. Be sure to go with a trusted, long-standing business who knows what it’s like to be a part of the Twin Cities community and has many customers to attest to that fact.
Sometimes, it may seem like it’s easy to forget about your driveway, but at ACT Asphalt Specialties, your driveway will get the care that it deserves. Call today to get a free estimate.