Roads, driveways, and parking lots are often made of the same material, asphalt. But why? Aggregate and concrete are also options, so what is it that makes asphalt paving such a common sight throughout Nashville?

There are many answers to that question, and it starts with versatility. Asphalt can be used in all of the areas mentioned above, plus in areas that require a strong, safe, and stable base for heavy shipments or passenger vehicles. Asphalt is also the material of choice when it’s time to plan erosion and flood control efforts.

Asphalt also provides a high-traction area for tires as it is highly smooth. The asphalt paving process also allows for water to drain, which can prevent hydroplaning and slippery roads. Less ice during the winter, exceptional skid resistance, and the ability to use high-contrast marking all make asphalt a safer option.

Another benefit of asphalt paving for Nashville business owners is that asphalt is also a sustainable product. In fact, asphalt is one of the most recycled products in the United States, and it can easily be reused when needed. Fortunately, asphalt is also long-lasting, and with preventative maintenance, such as cleaning and sealcoating, asphalt will last for many years.

One of the biggest perks of asphalt for municipalities is that it can be installed and repaired quickly. Nashville drivers are well accustomed to potholes during the winter, and since our roads are asphalt, repair crews can be dispatched to quickly fill holes, even when it’s cold outside.

Home and business owners also find that having an asphalt driveway or parking lot increases curb appeal, which boosts property values. And given the affordability of the material, it’s an investment with an impressive ROI, which is especially important as the Nashville real estate marketing begins to soften due to historically high interest rates. 

Ultimately, asphalt paving is a smart choice for anyone needing a driving or parking surface throughout the Nashville area. It is not only versatile and long-lasting, but it’s also safer, easier to repair, and looks great when maintained properly. As an added benefit, asphalt is also a sustainable product that can be reused and recycled.

Hargrove Sealcoating offers asphalt paving services throughout Nashville, Columbia, and the rest of Middle Tennessee. Our crews are highly experienced in both installation and repair and can work around your schedule. For more information, visit us online or shoot us an email at