How Much Does It Cost To Apply Asphalt Sealing?


(500 sq.ft. colored asphalt sealing)
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Asphalt Sealing Costs

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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

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.

DIY considerations

  • This project is suitable for DIY requiring no special set of tools or skills.


  • 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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Cost by city

(500 sq.ft. colored asphalt sealing)
  • New York, NY$1,051
  • Bronx, NY$863
  • Brooklyn, NY$720
  • Philadelphia, PA$898
  • Washington, DC$779
  • Atlanta, GA$705
  • Miami, FL$641
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$671
  • Minneapolis, MN$788
  • Chicago, IL$918
  • Houston, TX$946
  • San Antonio, TX$635
  • Austin, TX$719
  • Denver, CO$608
  • Phoenix, AZ$641
  • Las Vegas, NV$704
  • Los Angeles, CA$793
  • San Diego, CA$720
  • San Jose, CA$869
  • Seattle, WA$636

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