Asphalt sealing is a common approach to improving the appearance and/or functionality of asphalt surfaces like driveways, parking aprons, and other horizontal surfaces.
The cost to apply average asphalt sealing depends upon the surface area and condition of the surface, the type of sealant, special preparation 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 sealing: 500 sq.ft. asphalt slab; prepare surface with sweep, scrub, wash down, and apply sealant. Include transport, material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Sand mix sealant: emulsion based rubberized sealant/filler, low odor.||$0.10||per sq.ft.||525||$51|
|Upgrade colored: additional cost to apply decorative beige colored asphalt surface sealer/filler; low odor.||$0.07||per sq.ft.||525||$36|
|Upgrade epoxy: additional cost to apply highest grade epoxy sealant/filler with greatest durability; single coat 10 year warranty, low odor.||$0.08||per sq.ft.||525||$40|
|Material Cost||$0.25||per sq.ft.||500||$127|
|+ Labor Cost (all cases)||$36||per hour||16||$567|
|Total Cost||$1.39||per sq.ft.||500||$694|
Prices range from $51 (500 sq.ft. basic asphalt sealing - DIY) to $694(500 sq.ft. epoxy asphalt sealing) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: