Surprising Benefits of a Sidewalk

When you think about having a sidewalk installed, you might think of it as something that your city or town will pay for. However, many homeowners install their own sidewalks by hiring an asphalt and paving company. Although many people don’t understand the value of doing so, there are many reasons to install a sidewalk on your property. These are some of the things that you might enjoy about it.

Ramsey Sidewalk1. Add Curb Appeal

First of all, a new and attractive sidewalk can make your property look great. You might always be looking for ways to add curb appeal to your home, and adding a sidewalk is one great way to do so. This can even make for a nice selling point if you decide to put your home on the market in the future.

2. Prevent Drainage Issues

Did you know that you can fix drainage issues on your property by adding a sidewalk? When you have your sidewalk installed, you can talk to your asphalt and paving company about creating a slope for drainage.

Then, when there are heavy periods of rain or snow, the water will be more likely to run past your sidewalk and into the road. This can prevent flooding in your lawn; not only will this make your lawn look better, but it will prevent the drowning of your grass and other plants. It will also help prevent mosquitoes, snakes and other pests.

3. Keep People Off of Your Lawn

Another good reason to install a sidewalk on your property is to prevent people from walking on your grass. You can’t exactly control the fact that people walk on your property, and it can be difficult or impossible to prevent people who are walking by from stepping foot on your property.

If you have a sidewalk in place, however, you can help encourage passerby to walk on your sidewalk instead of your grass. This can leave your grass looking a lot better and can prevent arguments with others from your community.

As you can see, one excellent idea is to install a sidewalk on your private property. There is really no reason to wait until your city or town decides to install one. Instead, consider contacting an asphalt paving company to have one put in now. Then, you’ll be able to take advantage of these three things and more.

Knowing about the humidity in your Ramsey home is important. Call McFarlane Asphalt at (201) 327-5258 to learn more about your options!