Asphalt helps in various ways through different seasons. In the spring and fall, asphalt eliminates tracking mud. In the summer, asphalt lowers dust problems. Throughout entire year, asphalt can eliminate the need to continually fill in sunken areas and/or tire tracks. It keeps gravel from being plowed onto your lawn in the winter, and the dark color quickly melts off snow and ice. Asphalt driveways and parking lots beautify your property and increase your property value. Asphalt provides a safer, smoother playing surface for children and costs (on average) about half as much as concrete.