Eagan, MN is a city of about 65,000 people. In 2012, Eagan was ranked the fourteenth best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine.
Surrounding Eagan are cities such as Burnsville, Apple Valley, and Rosemount- some of the southern-most Twin Cities suburbs.
There are some new construction areas for homes in Eagan, but most of the houses were built in the early 1990’s- shortly after the high school was built in 1989. Burnsville High School was built in the 1950’s, and Apple Valley High School was built in the 1970’s. Coincidentally, the majority of houses in those areas were built around the same time.
What does this have to do with asphalt or concrete?
Well, when it is 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 Eagan and the surrounding cities of Burnsville, Apple Valley, and Rosemount 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.
Every city wants to maintain the overall appearance of its buildings and structures. Whether the city is older and has a rich history, or whether it is newer and is just starting out, most people can agree that having the outside of your home look well put together is important. Installing a new driveway can completely revitalize the visual appeal of a home.
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 for your free estimate.