Richfield, Minnesota- a city with a population of about 36,000 people- is surrounded by much larger cities such as Bloomington, Minneapolis, and Edina. The beginnings of the city date back to the 1850’s, but it wasn’t until 1908 that Richfield became a village.
Out of all the properties currently listed for sale in the city of Richfield, only six were built after 1997. Most of the homes were built during the 1950’s. The surrounding communities of Edina, Bloomington, and Minneapolis all have similar histories with homes that are as old and sometimes even older than the homes in Richfield.
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.
The city of Richfield recognizes that housing is one of their most important assets, and thus has programs for its homeowners that assist with building a new home or remodeling an existing home. These programs are supported by a group that was established back in 1975. Click on this link: http://www.ci.richfield.mn.us/departments/community-development/housing to learn more.
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.