Plymouth, MN is a city of about 74,000 people. Its roots can be traced back to 1400 AD, but it wasn’t incorporated as a village until 1955. In 2008, Plymouth was voted by Money Magazine as the number one city in America in which to live.
Surrounding Plymouth are cities such as Maple Grove, Wayzata, Minnetonka, and Corcoran- a few of which have also been in the top ten for best cities in America in the years in 2008.
New construction of homes is booming in Plymouth, but much of the city’s housing has existed long before now. There was an increase in new construction back in 1997, when the new Wayzata high school was built- almost 20 years ago, but the majority of the city’s housing is even older than that.
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 Plymouth and the surrounding cities of Maple Grove, Corcoran, and Minnetonka 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.
Not only that, but in cities like Plymouth, Maple Grove, Wayzata, and Minnetonka, curb appeal and the outward appearance of a home are both important factors. Consider that the median value of owner occupied housing units is $295,000 in the city of Plymouth, MN, as opposed to $176,700 nationwide.
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 (Is that the accurate name of the business? I grabbed it off the website) has been in business for over 30- 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.