An asphalt driveway is an excellent addition to any home, but what determines the cost of an asphalt project? What can a homeowner expect to pay to have an asphalt driveway installed at their home?
The following attributes are factored into the pricing of your asphalt project:
- Clearing the area: It is quite common that your contractor will clean the area where your asphalt driveway will be installed. There could be trees, brush, rocks, and debris in the area, which may take two or more men to clear. If these two men work two eight hour days, there will be a cost associated with the amount of labor needed for your project. If there is heavy equipment involved in the clearing of this area, then all of these factors are considered in the cost of asphalt.
- The asphalt used: The type of asphalt used will be factored into the cost, as different kinds of asphalt have different prices due to the materials used to create the mixture.
- Installation of the asphalt: The installation of the asphalt involves heavy equipment, labor, materials, and supplies. The prices of each aspect combine to influence the total cost.
- Contractor fees: The contractor has to pay for their time and work. The fee that the contractor charges will determine the cost of the asphalt driveway.
- Accessible area: Is the area accessible with ease for the contractor? If the area is hard to get to, the price will increase. If the home is further away from the site where the rocks and materials are needed, this too may increase the cost of the project.
- Crude oil prices: The current crude oil prices will affect the asphalt project. If crude oil is on the rise, then the price of the asphalt project can be higher.
There are many things that need to be considered in the pricing of an asphalt project. Asphalt is generally more affordable than concrete, but to know the price of your asphalt project more accurately, you will need to have a professional contractor come to your home. The contractor will measure the area, consider the materials, labor, equipment, and fuel and give an appropriate bid for the asphalt project. Call Plehal today to get your asphalt project estimate!
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