Though labor intensive, an asphalt drive goes down much faster than concrete, making it much less expensive to install than concrete. Before installing a new asphalt drive, be sure it has a good clay base and is properly graded and compacted so it will drain well.
Most driveways and patios develop a crack or two in the concrete over the years. Rather than breaking up the slab and pouring a new one, you might want to consider repairing it using a concrete resurfacer. Watch this video to find out how.