Asphalt is a common material choice for an exterior sidewalk.
You will find that the cost to install average asphalt sidewalk 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.
Sidewalk: 200 feet of perimeter sidewalk around a 2,500 sq.ft. house footprint; include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Asphalt sidewalk: excavate, prepare, spread, tamp, and sealant finish 200 linear feet of 48" wide by 3" thick slab with aggregate/sand base.||$8.73||per foot||200||$1,745|
|Upgrade: additional cost for 200 feet of cast in place curb 8" tall.||$1.74||per foot||200||$349|
|Material Cost||$10.47||per foot||200||$2,094|
|+ Labor Cost (base)||$36||per hour||26||$936|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$36||per hour||20||$720|
|Total Cost||$18.75||per foot||200||$3,750|
Prices range from $1,745 (800 sq.ft. asphalt sidewalk - DIY) to $3,750(800 sq.ft. asphalt sidewalk upgraded) 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: