Asphalt Curb and Gutter Costs

Asphalt is a common material choice for exterior curb and gutter designed to drain and control water flow around constructed property, like your home.

You will find that the cost to install average asphalt curb and gutter depends upon drainage volume, surface area and material volume, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.

In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.

Asphalt curb and gutter: 200 feet of asphaltic curved-curb; include costs for miscellaneous material, 25 mile delivery, equipment, and waste.

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Asphaltic curb: prepare and form, pour from truck, tamp and oil finish 8" tall by 6" wide curb on top a 4" thick aggregate base.$1.92per foot200$384
Upgrade (size): additional cost for 8" tall x 8" wide curb with small gutter feature.$1.04per foot200$208
Upgrade (gutter): additional cost for gutter, net 8" tall x 24" x 3" thick gutter surface over a 4” aggregate base for higher volume drainage.$1.79per foot200$358
Material Cost$4.75per foot200$950
+ Labor Cost (base)$36per hour33$1,188
+ Labor Cost (upgrade-size)$36per hour4$144
+ Labor Cost (upgrade-gutter)$36per hour6$216
Total Cost$12.49per foot200$2,498

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
  • Included is basic forms and grading of pre-leveled terrain and drainage path.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Additional hand-excavation of typical soil will cost around $50 per cubic yard.
  • Typical additional residential site clearing and preparation tasks range in cost from $0.50 to $1.50 per sq.ft. depending on amount and size of material, and transport.
  • These flatwork examples do not include engineering attention to curves or inclines.

DIY considerations

  • This project is somewhat suitable for DIY with a good set of tools and skills.
  • Beyond construction skills, realize that asphalt is unforgiving of delay as it cools.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.

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