Asphalt Driveways - Where Beauty Meets Functionality

Pavemar Paving is the best paving company in Toronto for your residential paving needs.

95% of our residential projects can be completed within one day.

Whether we are Replacing, Resurfacing or Reshaping your asphalt driveway, we ensure to create the best solution for your home.

Continue scrolling down this page to see some of our recent work or fill out our form below to get some expert advice and a free quote!

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Asphalt Driveway on Stouffville Estate | Pavemar Paving

Stouffville Estate Driveway

This custom asphalt driveway has two coats of asphalt for industrial strength. The top coat was installed in one-shot on a warm summer day for an optimal finish.

North York Asphalt Driveway | Pavemar Paving

North York Laneway Driveway

Waterproofing repairs along the foundation of this home required this driveway to be completed in two phases. Watch this video to learn more.

Shared Asphalt Driveway in Markham Ontario | Pavemar Paving

Shared Asphalt Driveway in Markham

Rather than cutting the old driveway down the property line, both neighbours agreed it was time to replace the driveway in its entirety.

Driveway Resurfacing in Aurora Ontario | Pavemar Paving

Driveway Resurfacing in Aurora

The old asphalt on this property acted as a strong base layer for our asphalt resurfacing and saved the client from going over budget on this renovation.

Asphalt Driveway in Uxbridge Ontario | Pavemar Paving

Custom Driveway Design in Uxbridge

This property demanded a driveway design that keeps movement in mind to accommodate this client's needs.

Residential Asphalt Driveway in Toronto Ontario | Pavemar Paving

Asphalt Driveway in Toronto

Interior renovations on this home caused the original driveway to experience wear and tear from heavy contractor use. Nothing like a fresh layer of asphalt to make the outside of this home look just as good as it does on the inside.

U-Shaped Asphalt Driveway in Mississauga Ontario | Pavemar Paving

U-Shaped Driveway in Mississauga

In collaboration with the landscaper on this project we laid a U-shaped driveway that met up seamlessly with their new interlocking bricks leading into the home.


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What is the cheapest type of driveway?

February 05, 20243 min read

The Most Affordable Driveway Options for Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide

When it comes to enhancing the curb appeal and functionality of your home, selecting the right driveway material is crucial. Not only does it need to complement your property's aesthetics, but it should also fit within your budget. Let's take a look at some insights for the most cost-effective driveway solutions.

Factors Influencing Driveway Costs

  • Project size/type.

  • Labor.

  • Location.

  • Preparatory work required.

  • Unforeseen circumstances.

  • Mobilization minimums.

Understanding these factors can help you compare apples to apples when you're gathering quotes.

Overview of Driveway Materials

From classic concrete to versatile asphalt and economical gravel, the choice of driveway material impacts both the initial installation cost and long-term maintenance needs.

Gravel - The Budget-Friendly Choice

Gravel is by far the most economical option for driveways. Its ease of installation and minimal initial cost make it an attractive choice for homeowners on a tight budget. However, it requires regular maintenance to keep it looking neat and functional.

At Pavemar, we typically only install gravel driveways for farmland areas or industrial yards.

Asphalt - The Balance of Price and Performance

Asphalt offers a middle ground in terms of both cost and durability. It's less expensive than concrete and, with proper maintenance, can last for decades. This is our area of expertise - we've been paving asphalt driveways for over 30 years - always ensuring a smooth, durable surface that withstands the harsh weather conditions here in Ontario.

Concrete - The Affordable Long-Term Investment

Concrete driveways, while having a higher upfront cost, offer unmatched longevity and low maintenance, proving to be cost-effective over time. They also provide a wide range of decorative options, from stamped patterns to coloured finishes.

2 more things to consider about concrete:

-It is guaranteed to crack over time

-Patterned concrete is always more slippery in winter conditions.

Unfortunately, this is not a service we offer, but to exclude this information from the blog would be unjust :)

Comparing Costs - Initial vs. Long-Term

When comparing driveway materials, consider both the initial installation cost and long-term maintenance expenses. Asphalt and gravel may be more affordable to install but can require more upkeep than concrete, which has higher upfront costs but can have lower long-term maintenance.

DIY vs. Professional Installation

Just (don't) Do It

While DIY installations can save money upfront, professional installation by experienced contractors like Pavemar Paving ensures a high-quality, durable driveway that adds value to your property and saves money in the long run.

Patches and Crack Filler belong on parking lots...Not your front step.

Enhancing Your Driveway on a Budget

Regardless of the material you choose, regular maintenance can extend your driveway's lifespan and appearance. Sealcoating, prompt professional repair and decorative borders are cost-effective ways to enhance and protect your investment.

Why Choose Pavemar Paving

Choosing Pavemar Paving means partnering with a leader in driveway installation and repair services. Our expertise ensures that your driveway not only meets your budget but also your expectations for durability, appearance, and overall value. Check out our reviews to see the proof!


Selecting the most affordable driveway option involves balancing initial costs with long-term value. Whether you prefer the economy of gravel, the durability of asphalt, or the longevity of concrete, Pavemar Paving provides the expertise to guide you through the decision-making process, ensuring a beautiful, lasting result that enhances your home's curb appeal and functionality.

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Your residential driveway serves as the gateway to your home, leaving a lasting impression on those passing by.

At Pavemar Paving, we understand the importance of a well-paved driveway and its impact on your property's value. With our top-of-the-line equipment and skilled staff, we can provide exceptional residential driveway paving services in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

From the initial consultation to the final touches, our experienced team will handle every aspect of your project with utmost care and precision.

We take pride in our extensive years of experience and unwavering commitment to delivering optimal customer service.​Regarding driveway paving services in Toronto and the GTA, trust Pavemar Paving to create a stunning and durable entrance to your home. Contact us today to discuss your project, and let us bring your vision to life.


Asphalt is a popular choice among homeowners for driveways due to its durability and cost-effectiveness. Many companies use recycled asphalt for the base layer, which is environmentally friendly and more affordable than fresh asphalt. These factors make asphalt the ideal material for your driveway.


You don’t need to worry about compromising the aesthetic appeal of your property as asphalt gives a seamless finish.


Asphalt is known to withstand harsh weather conditions and natural elements better than other materials and is less likely to get damaged easily.


It is an easy-to-manage option as it requires little maintenance and stays intact for extended periods.


This is one of the primary reasons why asphalt is a preferred choice among homeowners. 


Asphalt is more flexible than concrete, making it less vulnerable to significant cracking.

Asphalt paving is performed by contractors who specialize in the job. Pavemar Paving has the necessary equipment and techniques to do the job right the first time. Get a free quote now.



"Asphalt overlay" or "Resurfacing" refers to paving asphalt on top of existing asphalt. It is generally done after comprehensively examining your current asphalt pavement for cracks, faults, or problem areas. If your pavement is in good condition, the top layer is removed for improved grip and a fresh layer of asphalt is laid on top. Sealing may be ideal if your existing asphalt is in good shape but needs renewal.


Cold mix asphalt is typically used in the off-season or for minor repairs. We employ hot mix asphalt most of the season for optimal results.


Asphalt aftercare requires you not to use or drive over it for 24-48 hours. The duration is longer for hotter seasons. It should be followed with the standard regular seal coating and resurfacing maintenance.


A homeowner can expect the driveway to last 30 years or longer if they use good products. Many projects can survive 40 to 50 years if properly maintained. Regular maintenance and vigilant care of your pavement or parking lot can considerably extend your property's life.


Let our  professional paving contractors assess your property in person.

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