The driveway is a critical component of any home. Although concrete driveways tend to last longer, asphalt driveways are less expensive to install. Asphalt driveways will also require more maintenance, but are much easier to repair than concrete driveways. If your paving company puts the asphalt down right it can actually hold up just as well or better than a concrete driveway.
Cost to Install
Asphalt driveway costs can end up being all over the map. You can save money by getting multiple estimates before you commit to installing an asphalt driveway. The average price for installing a new asphalt driveway typically ranges between $4,000 and $5,000. That includes of stripping and hauling away your old driveway. Some asphalt contractors will charge by the ton. After the material cost is determined your contractor will determine any additional drainage or subgrade issues that could add to the final cost of your asphalt driveway.
A driveway that is not resealed or overlaid will have to be replaced. When the ground beneath your driveway starts to breakdown a sinkhole can form. The area can be repaired by saw cutting it, removing broken down asphalt, and laying down new asphalt on top. Repair costs can range between $700 and $1100. Sometimes repaving a new asphalt layer during your driveway’s 15 year mark can be a more efficient option. At this time the asphalt can be saved without a complete replacement.
There are a number of other factors involved in the cost of an asphalt driveway other than the size that you should consider. Really old driveways may require the base to be dug out and filled with fresh gravel. Sloped or oddly shaped driveways can also add to the cost. Nearby trees may need to be removed before the job can be done.
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