Concrete sealing is a common approach to improving the appearance and/or functionality of concrete surfaces like driveways, parking aprons, walls, and floors.
The cost to apply average concrete sealing depends upon the 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.
Concrete sealing: 500 sq.ft. concrete slab; prepare surface with sweep, scrub, wash down, and apply sealant. Include transport, material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Clear sealant: natural look, non-yellowing, water based, low odor.||$0.11||per sq.ft.||525||$58|
|Upgrade acrylic: additional cost for decorative acrylic sealant; wet look, non-yellowing, solvent based.||$0.17||per sq.ft.||525||$87|
|Upgrade elastomeric: additional cost for functional elastomeric sealant with high durability in harsh conditions; water based, low odor.||$0.10||per sq.ft.||525||$51|
|Material Cost||$0.39||per sq.ft.||500||$196|
|+ Labor Cost (all cases)||$36||per hour||15||$540|
|Total Cost||$1.47||per sq.ft.||500||$736|
Prices range from $58 (500 sq.ft. basic concrete sealing - DIY) to $735(500 sq.ft. elastomeric concrete 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: