An asphalt installation, done properly by an experienced asphalt contractor, will usually last about 15 - 20 years. This would extend if preventative maintenance to your surface is done.
Due to its open-graded surfaces, fine-graded surfaces and the materials used to produce, asphalt basically absorbs road noise.
Asphalt is generally much more cost efficient to install compared to concrete. One of the main components of any asphalt mix is crude oil. Because of this fluctuations in crude oil prices can cause fluctuations in asphalt prices.
The materials needed to create asphalts are easy to get ahold of and able to be turned into asphalt very quickly.
Asphalt contributes to the safety of your property because asphalt has water managing qualities it helps with skid resistance, and the dark color helps melt ice and snow making your pavement safer for cars and pedestrians.