What Is The Cost To Seal Asphalt Driveway?
Are you considering sealcoating, a driveway, walkway, road, or another asphalt surface?
Sealcoating stops cracks, gaps, leaks, and rapid degradation of the surface and thus prolongs the life of your asphalt pavement surface.
As with any other project, the price is certainly a chief concern.
Maybe you know you need it done, but and you have been wondering, “What is the cost to seal asphalt driveway“? Let’s answer that and a few other cost-associated questions.
Wow! Sealcoating Is Less Than I Expected:
When people find out how affordable sealcoating really is, they are often related and surprised. An average driveway, from start to finish, typically costs around $200. That includes everything, cleaning and prepping and application of the sealcoating material.
Now, of course, there are variables that go into this figure including actual sealcoating material, labor, and area preparation that are the main cost-driving factors.
Water-based sealcoat currently runs at about 15-cents per square foot.
Oil-based sealcoat is about 20-cents per square foot. Oil-based numbers do slightly vary on occasion due to its being a petroleum product.
To give yourself a quick estimate. Measure the width times the length, times the price per square foot and you have your estimated price.
Example 20 foot wide parking area by 50 feet long is 1000 square feet. Times $.20 per square feet and you have $200
What Goes Into The Prep Work?
The preparations mentioned include a number of steps to set up a quality job.
- The work area must be cleaned, usually with a high-power blower. We get rid of the debris and stones, etc.
- Masking is then applied to any nearby areas of concern so that no unwanted sealcoating makes its way onto these things.
- Some additional patch prep-work may need to be done to ensure a perfect adhesion surface.
Commercial Sealcoating Jobs Cost?
In commercial settings, a water-based, sealcoating job of an average parking lot is likely to total at around $500. This also includes line-striping and other lot markings and signage. However, this number can change as the parking lot and driveway size increases.
D.I.Y. – Do It Yourself – Do The Math – You Decide
I guess if you like to spend your day sweating in the hot sun and getting black tar on yourself ruining a pair of shoes, sealcoating your own driveway may be a good idea.
But when you weigh in the costs associated with doing it your self, it probably is not worth your time.
For an average, residential driveway, an approximate $200 will be needed just for the materials and equipment. Obtained from a regular home improvement store, and this will not be a commercial-grade product. In addition, even if you are an expert, the mop method only works so well.
You will need to buy:
- Buckets of sealcoating material
- A roll of caution tape to block your driveway,
- Handles For The Broom or Squeegee
- Crack Filler
- You will trash of a pair of shoes or boots.
Plus your buckets will not be mixed and could have been sitting on the shelf for the last 6 months or year.
Our sealcoating is fresh, properly mixed for even distribution.
To get a quote or discuss how we can take care of sealcoating your driveway or parking lot use our contact form or give us a call at 717-932-8920.