The costs on this page represent a combination of 1) sample of costs provided to us by asphalt sealcoating contractors around the country and 2) research done by our staff. To get a more precise estimate, we recommend that you request a quote from a local asphalt sealcoating contractor near you.
Driveway sealing cost is roughly $.20 to $.80 per square foot depending on your geographic location. This presumes there are no major cracks or potholes to fill (which may be an additional cost depending on the condition).
Driveway sealing cost based on the number square feet:
Sealcoating driveway cost for a 500-sf driveway (20-ft x 25-ft): $100 to $400 (average of $250).
Sealcoating driveway cost for a 1,000-sf driveway (25-ft x 40-ft): $200 to $800 (average of $500).
Sealcoating driveway cost for a 1,500-sf driveway (30-ft x 50-ft): $300 to $1,100 (average of $750).
Sealcoating driveway cost for a 2,100-sf driveway (35-ft x 60-ft): $400 to $1,600 (average of $1,000).
These estimates are rounded. These costs do not include additional time and material required for fixing cracks or filling potholes. The upper end of these ranges include expensive geographic locations.
There are many things to consider when you are planning your driveway sealing project. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Methods Used to Prepare Sealcoating Driveway Cost Estimates
Since asphalt sealing projects are straight forward, a per square foot approach is commonly used. The contractor will measure the length and width of your driveway and multiply the result by a cost per square foot. If your driveway has large potholes that need to be filled, the contractor will likely provide you a fixed cost to repair the potholes and add that to the overall per square foot cost. If you are interested finding out how much it will cost to reseal driveway in your area, Request a Price Quote.
Reasons for Asphalt Sealing Cost Variances
Asphalt sealing companies use a combination of methods to evaluate and price projects. They take several factors into consideration that impact the cost of the project, including:
Size of driveway. Driveway size is the primary cost consideration. Smaller driveways may have a higher cost per square foot cost than larger driveways (discounts may apply as the size of the project goes up).
Manual labor vs machine labor. Smaller projects are typically hand spread using 5-gallon buckets of material. Larger projects may require the use of a sprayer. Sprayers may reduce the amount of labor required and thus may lower your cost per square foot.
Condition of driveway. If the driveway has significant cracks or has potholes, it will cost more to repair.
Materials. The contractor may provide you a choice between a premium or a standard sealant. Premium sealants may increase the cost.
Geography. If you are in a high cost area or in an area that is difficult to reach (more travel time), then costs will generally be higher.