Asphalt is a bit more expensive than gravel, but much more functional and aesthetically pleasing. Blacktop driveways are significantly less expensive than poured concrete. Another benefit of blacktop is that, repairs are much less cost-intensive than concrete. Regarding routine maintenance, we recommend taking a push broom and doing a thorough sweep of the surface at least twice a year. Once finished, use a high-pressure hose to remove any dirt and debris.