Frequently Asked Questions about Paving & Sealcoating

How much does blacktop cost?

Homeowners typically pay for blacktop per square foot. The average cost per square foot is between $3.50 and $4.50. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that this price fluctuates based upon the current price per ton our asphalt vendor charges. John Parichuk Paving, LLC, can help determine the cost for your needs.

How much is a ton of asphalt?

We get our asphalt from vendors who charge by the ton. The cost of asphalt ranges anywhere from $100 to $150 per ton depending on material costs, demand, and other factors such as crude oil price. 

How long does an asphalt driveway last?

There are several factors that impact the life span of your driveway. It is important to remember the conditions your driveway typically sees. Being outdoors, asphalt is continuously hit with the worst that mother nature has to offer.  Sun, water, hail, chemicals, salt during the winter, and other harsh substances can cause your driveway to breakdown overtime. Seal coating is a great preventive measure to help lengthen the lifespan of your driveway. Ask us what options are available. 

How do I choose an asphalt contractor?

There are many ways to ensure you pick the right contractor for your driveway. Any reputable contractor will willingly share customer reviews with you. Go with an asphalt contractor that has years of experience. Not only will they know what best to do for your situation, but their longevity also speaks volumes to their trustworthiness. 

How do I pave my own driveway?

Simply put, you don’t. Paving a driveway properly requires years of experience and know-how. This is a job best left to professionals. A trusted paving contractor will ensure you have the proper base, the appropriate thickness, and uses the correct materials to ensure you have a driveway that lasts for years to come. 

Which is cheaper, concrete or asphalt?

Asphalt driveways typically cost less than concrete, costing $3.50 – $4.50 per square foot. Bear in mind that asphalt prices tend to fluctuate as crude oil prices change. In contrast, a concrete driveway will cost between $4.00 – $6.00 per square foot for a typical installation.

Is 2 inches of asphalt enough for a driveway?

The granular base used on residential driveways is typically 6-8 inches thick. The top asphalt coating can be 2 to 3 inches thick. This is perfectly acceptable for the typical traffic and weight of the vehicles a residential driveway will see.


John Parichuk Paving
25 Fox Meadow Dr
Abbottstown, PA 17301
Call 717-577-7329

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