A balanced mix of sand, rock, and asphalt cement makes these driveways popular and cheap to install. Unmistakable for its basic black color, the surface is also known to crack in very cold winters or very hot summers.
Cost: $2 to $5 per square foot1
Advantages: Cost effective. As one of the cheapest options, asphalt is best if you have a large area to cover. Plus, black will never go out of style.