The Basics of Asphalt Paving Costs
If you’re thinking about beginning a paving project, one of your main concerns is probably the cost. Asphalt paving costs vary depending on a variety of factors, including:
- Total square footage
- Asphalt thickness based on load requirements
- Possible obstructions
- Distance to the nearest hot plant
- Permit requirements
- Quality of the base
Each of these components will influence the final cost for your project. If you’re unfamiliar with asphalt installation, understanding all of these elements can seem overwhelming. Top Job Asphalt’s skilled estimators can help you easily navigate the process, as well as provide answers to the questions you’ll have about your particular project along the way. When you call us for a free estimate, we’ll arrange to meet you at your project site to ensure that all of your expectations are clearly reflected in your estimate.
It’s important to keep in mind that asphalt requires regular maintenance to ensure it lasts for decades to come, and your asphalt contractor should provide you with a list of guidelines to help you keep your investment at its peak performance. Regular maintenance should include crack sealing, seal-coating, and repairs as needed.
Once your project has been completed, the asphalt will take several months to fully cure. During that time, you’ll want to treat the new pavement with some additional care. However, most projects require only 4-8 hours of cooling before they’re ready for light traffic.
One of the most compelling benefits of asphalt is its’ cost effectiveness compared to concrete. In most cases, asphalt installation costs are about one-third of concrete, and unlike concrete, asphalt can be repairable rather than needing replacement. Asphalt also melts snow and ice much faster than concrete, which reduces snow removal costs and potential liability issues during winter months.
Top Job Asphalt offers free, no obligation estimates for asphalt projects ranging from paving to patching and maintenance. If you’d like to know more about what asphalt paving options are available for your property, contact us today!