How Much Does it Cost to Install a Driveway?



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Do you need to replace or install a driveway? You may be wondering how much it could cost. Find out here.

Is your driveway showing the strain of years and years of use? Is your pavement displaying the obvious signs of decay?

If so, it may be time to upgrade. In fact, it may be time to think seriously about driveway replacement

Driveway Upgrade

Our driveways are one of the most important features of our homes.  

Cosmetically, they speak for the home and the people in it before anyone ever sets a single foot inside.

To the outsider, a beautiful driveway creates those all-important impressions - from the first to the last and all impressions in between.

However, the driveway is also one of the most utilized areas of the home. In fact, it's probably safe to say that our driveways are not simply used; they are overused.

Not only is the driveway the part of the home that is constantly subject to weather of all kinds throughout the year, but, it also helps to support vehicles of every make, shape, and size.  

Faced with all of this, when the cracks begin to show, it's time to seriously think about driveway replacement. 

But, how much would it actually cost to install a driveway?

Let's take a look at some of the numbers.

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Driveway?

When drawing up cost estimates for a brand new driveway, it's important to remember that no two homes are exactly the same. In light of this, no two driveways will ever be quite the same either.

As a result, costs will vary from home to home.

Still, there are some common factors that affect the cost of a driveway. 

Here's a quick run-through of those factors along with some helpful cost estimates.  

Driveway Costings 

Type of Driveway Required and Size of That Driveway

The price of your driveway will vary depending on the size of your property, and whether you opt for an asphalt driveway or a concrete one.

Because it lasts longer and doesn't require as much upkeep, concrete is the more expensive option. It costs between $5 - $8 per square foot depending on excavation needs.

For homeowners on a tight budget, an asphalt driveway may be the best option. Costing between $3 - $4 per square foot, it dries faster for immediate use, adapts to different temperature changes, and you can expect it to last between 15 and 20 years.

Other Factors To Consider

The cost of the labor and the materials themselves are all expected costs when replacing your driveway. 

Here are some other factors to bear in mind:

  • Installing a new driveway often means removing the old one. This will require an added cost, though it won't be too expensive as it's a necessary part of the job
  • Though unlikely, sometimes complications can happen. These complications may increase the cost of your driveway
  • If you opt for customized designs, this will raise the cost of a driveway
  • The shape of your driveway and whether it is on an incline or slope will also affect the cost.

Driveway Replacement

So, there you have it. 

If you've been considering replacing your driveway, you may be pleasantly surprised with the cost.

A gorgeous driveway doesn't have to cost you your life savings or your sanity!

Why not consider it today?

Your home and your resale value will thank you for it. 

 

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