Asphalt is a common material choice for an exterior driveway and parking apron.
You will find that the cost to install average asphalt driveway depends upon material and finish grade, 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.
Driveway: 300 feet of single lane driveway with additional 500 sq.ft. of parking apron; include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Asphalt driveway: transport all material 5 miles; machine spread asphalt to 4” depth in 3 layers atop 4" aggregate base along 300' of 8' wide lane and 500 sq.ft. of connected parking; total 2,900 sq.ft.||$2.66||per sq.ft.||2,900||$7,707|
|Upgrade: additional cost to install 6" thick asphalt atop 6" aggregate base.||$1.23||per sq.ft.||2,900||$3,573|
|Material Cost||$3.89||per sq.ft.||2,900||$11,280|
|+ Labor Cost (standard)||$36||per hour||65||$2,340|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$36||per hour||12||$432|
|Total Cost||$4.85||per sq.ft.||2,900||$14,052|
Prices range from $7,707 (2,900 sq.ft. asphalt drive - DIY) to $14,052(2,900 sq.ft. asphalt drive - upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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