Are you considering seal coating, a driveway, walkway, road, or another asphalt surface? We’ll about talk all of the cost to sealcoat driveway.

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.

Cost To Sealcoat Driveway


Maybe you know you need it done, but and you have been wondering, “What is the cost to seal coat driveway”? Let’s answer that and a few other cost-associated questions.

How Much Does It Cost To Seal A Driveway?

When people find out how affordable seal coating really is, they are often related and surprised. An average seal coat driveway, from start to finish, typically costs around $200. That includes everything, cleaning and prepping and application of the seal coating material.

Now, of course, there are variables that go into this figure including actual seal coating material, labor, and area preparation that are the main cost-driving factors.

How much is a Water-based seal coat? The water-based seal coat currently runs at approximately 15-cents per square foot.

How much is an Oil-based seal coat? The oil-based seal coat is approximately 25-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 $.25 per square feet and you have $250

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 seal coating makes its way onto these things.
  • Some additional patch prep-work may need to be done to ensure a perfect adhesion surface.
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Commercial Sealcoating Jobs Cost?

In commercial settings, a water-based, seal coating 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.

What Is Sealcoat?

Essentially, Sealcoating provides an additional layer or film over the paved driveway. This layer protects the asphalt from damage due to oxidation and weathering, and prevents fuel from spilling over from time to time.

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, seal coating 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 sealer, 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.

Cost To Sealcoat Driveway

To learn how to seal a driveway you will need to buy. This is what you need to seal a driveway. You will need the following buckets of seal coating material, mops, squeegee, 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, and brooms. 

  • Buckets of seal coating material
  • Mops
  • Squeegee
  • 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.
  • Brooms.  

Plus your buckets will not be mixed and could have been sitting on the shelf for the last 6 months or year.

Our seal coating is fresh, properly mixed for even distribution.

To get a quote or discuss how we can take care of seal coating your driveway or seal coat parking lot use our contact form or give us a call at 717-932-8920.

How much does it cost to sealcoat a driveway?

Homeowners in the United States can expect to spend $0.17 to $0.24 per square foot (this includes materials and labor to sealcoat asphalt).

Is sealcoating your driveway worth it?

Sealcoating is not necessary when maintaining asphalt, but it does provide some benefits. Ultraviolet rays from the sun and oxygen in the air can make asphalt brittle. Brittle asphalt allows water to end the surface.

Do I need to seal my driveway after pressure washing?

Yes, sealing is very important. The sealer closes holes in the driveway and prevents water from freezing and craking.

How long before you can drive on a sealed driveway?

It depends on the temperature and humidity of the air. Between 48 to 72 hours should be enough time to begin parking vehicles in the driveway. You can walk on your driveway within 24 hours of sealing. Be sure to remove your shoes before walking into your house to avoid damaging your floors from the sealer.

How often should I seal my driveway?

It is best to seal every 1 to 3 years. A great wait to determine if it’s time to seal is checking the color of the asphalt; if you notice the color of the individual stones that make up the asphalt surface, it’s time to seal.

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