Paving Driveway/Carport

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Old 11-15-10, 03:19 AM
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Paving Driveway/Carport

So the plan with my home is to pave the driveway and the carport. Currently I have just some 2" rock down that the previous owner laid. I was considering laying concrete but I have heard that rotomill is just as good and doesn't cost as much.

Just getting your guy's opinions. I know concrete is the typical but if rotomill is cheaper and just as good, why isn't it used as much? Which would you do?

Not sure if this helps with a decision but I am hoping to enclose my carport in the next 12-18 months and wanting to get the driveway and carport pavement done first.
 
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I've never heard of it, what's rotomill?
 
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Its a type of paving that is similar to asphalt. It is also known as cold milling.
 
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I can only compare asphalt and concrete and there is no comparison, concrete is better but it comes with a price

I've had both in driveways and with a slope away from the house and a view to the south, you can't beat the snow melt from an asphalt driveway but my last house had a level driveway so that melt always became ice at night, since the water never travelled anywhere

Can't say as I've ever seen an asphalt garage or carport floor
 
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concrete is better. right up until the surface starts breaking up. then it looks like poop. and then it is difficult to repare.

concrete for indoor, asphalt for outdoor. ymmv
 
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