I am going to be finishing up my driveway this spring/summer. What are the major benifit and downsides of concrete versus asphalt? Obviously, concrete is more expensive, but it is a once and done thing. Asphalt is cheaper, but requires more maintenance. I am intersted in your opinions. Secondly, I have about 1040 sq/ft of drive way.... anyone have a rough estimate of the cost of each. I was thining about 5 in of concrete would be enough. Lastly, if you know of anybody who does concrete or asphalt in the Youngstown area (Northern Columbiana County) give me a shout.... I will be needing someone in the next few months.