How to Estimate the Cost of Laying and Maintaining an Asphalt Driveway

What You'll Need
Measuring tape
Contractor bids
Material estimates

A driveway can be expensive to install or to repair, depending on the extent of the work and material involved so it is important to get an estimate for your asphalt driveway. Unless you are an experienced contractor you will need estimates for labor and material. Refer to the steps below to get your estimates.

Step 1 - Determining Your Needs

Whether installing or repairing an asphalt driveway, you'll need estimates on both material and labor—unless you do the installation, yourself. First, determine whether or not you need a repair or a replacement. If you are considering repair, examine your driveway for damage extent, and decide if you should repair or replace.

Step 2 – Get Estimates For a Complete Driveway

For material estimates for replacing your driveway or installing a new one, first measure the width and length of you driveway, contact an asphalt manufacturing company with your dimensions, and request an estimate. To get installation estimates, call several asphalt contractors and request bids for labor.

Step 3 – Get Estimates for Repair

If you plan to only repair your driveway, call at least 3 asphalt contractors that do repair work. Ask each to come to your home and give you a bid.