Are you tired of looking at that worn-out driveway? Ready to ditch the stones and invest in a new asphalt driveway? You may be wondering “How much does it cost to put in a new driveway?” There are several things to consider when it comes to the final price you’ll pay. Here’s an overview of things that will impact what you pay.
Things to Consider
The three main expenses you will encounter with any new driveway installation are the costs of materials, the labor to complete the installation, and any required maintenance. This maintenance includes anything your contractor needs to prepare for work to begin.
Age of Driveway
Several other factors play a crucial role in what your new driveway will cost. Do you live in a home that was built in the 70’s or earlier? The existing driveway may be beyond repair, and simply doing an overlay will not be beneficial. If your new driveway does not have a good base under it, you will have problems down the road. Your contractor may need to remove the existing driveway to ensure you have a good base for your new driveway.
Are you having runoff problems? The slope of your driveway will need to be changed to resolve this issue. If you have an odd-shaped driveway, this will add additional labor time to the project to ensure it is done right.
Landscape plays a role in the cost of any new driveway as well. Are there trees or shrubs in the way? Over the years, has a tree near your driveway pushed roots up that are breaking your driveway? These will need to be removed and the root issues resolved before work can begin.
Asphalt or Concrete
Before any of the items above are considered, you need to make one decision that will impact how much you pay. Do you want an asphalt driveway or a concrete driveway? Both have their pros and cons, and each has its own unique maintenance needs. The cost of laying asphalt can range anywhere from two to five dollars per square foot, depending on material costs. Concrete can easily reach twice the cost.
No matter what you choose, a new driveway will increase your home’s value and increase its curb appeal immensely. If you are looking at installing a new driveway, why not give the local leaders in driveway installation a call? Contact John Parichuk Paving, LLC, and let’s talk.