Many homeowners ask, “does asphalt raise the value of your home?” Yes! It does so by enhancing curb appeal and showcasing the care you put into your home. 

Residential home with new driveway sealcoating in Murfreesboro, TN.

You might not think of asphalt paving when you’re looking for ways to boost your home’s value. But you should. A clean and crisp driveway is a great way to enhance curb appeal, and it shows potential buyers that you’ve put care and consideration into upkeeping what may soon be their future home.

What Is Curb Appeal?

Curb appeal can be summed up as simply being the way your home looks from the street. Imagine that you’re standing at the curb looking at your home. Does it look clean and well cared for? Or are there cracks in the driveway, busted windows, and peeling paint? When it’s time to sell a home (or even refinance), the aesthetic appearance of the outside can boost or bottom out your home’s value.

Why Asphalt?

Residential driveways are traditionally made out of concrete. While this is no doubt an attractive option, it might not be the best for you. Asphalt paving is common in Murfreesboro, TN, and the surrounding areas for a few different reasons. First, it’s affordable. An asphalt driveway may cost half that of a standard concrete surface. Asphalt is also readily available and, importantly, its dark color hides stains.

An Impressive Increase

Does asphalt raise the value of your home? In short, yes. You may get your money back or you could see a return by simply selling your home quicker. After all, nobody wants to invest in a property that doesn’t look like it’s been well-kept, and a nice driveway is just one important step toward improving your curb appeal. 

Sealcoating An Existing Driveway

If you’ve already invested in asphalt paving for your home’s driveway, now might be a great time to do some common maintenance, including sealcoating and repairing cracks and other damage. The sealcoating process begins by cleaning your driveway of dirt, debris, and oil. Your technician will then repair any issues before applying a layer of specialized sealcoating material, which will both lengthen the life of your asphalt driveway and make it look brand-new.

Other Ways To Boost Your Homes Value

Asphalt paving alone won’t give your home the curb appeal it needs to compete in what has quickly turned into a buyers’ market. Other ways to enhance your home’s value in curb appeal include:

  • Clearing dirt, trash, and debris from the lawn
  • Cleaning the windows
  • Adding fresh mulch to landscape beds
  • Trimming the hedges
  • Painting the shutters and door
  • Straightening up the lawn furniture
  • Pressure washing

When it’s time to sell your home, the last thing you want is to get less for your investment. Fortunately, by taking steps to improve your curb appeal, which includes updating an outdated driveway, you can enhance the exterior and volumize your value. Contact us today to get your driveway on the schedule for spring, and help your home stand out during the summer selling season.

Hargrove Sealcoating offers homes and businesses in the Murfreesboro, Columbia, and Nashville areas an extensive line of asphalt paving, parking lot striping, and driveway repair services. Our staff are experts in the industry and know how to create the ideal environment for your asphalt surfaces to reduce potholes, cracks, and other unsightly imperfections. Whether you need an expansive asphalt parking lot or a small driveway, we have you covered. We’ve recently added forestry mulching to our menu and can clear your land in as little as one day. Call us or take a look at our portfolio to find out more.