Determining Driveway Paving Costs

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  • 4-60 hours
  • Advanced
  • 3,000-15,000

Driveway paving is a regular maintenance cost, particularly for individuals with homes outside of city limits or in rural locations.


In order to determine the square footage of your driveway, measure the length of the driveway by the width and then multiply the two numbers together. This will give you the square footage of your driveway.

1. Cement

There are several factors in calculating the cost of a cement driveway. These include the finish and whether the concrete is colored and/or sealed. Standard broom finish concrete averages approximately $4.00 to $7.00 per square foot. Average prices increase by approximately $.50 to $1.00 per square foot to color the concrete and another $1.50 to $2.00 to seal it. If the concrete is going to be stamped to create a pattern, then the price increases to an average ranging between $6.00 and $9.00 per square foot.

2. Asphalt

Asphalt is by far one of the most popular driveway paving materials preferred by homeowners. Asphalt can run an average of $7.00 to $13.00 per square foot.

3 Interlocking Pavers

By far the most expensive option for paving a driveway is brick pavers. Pavers can run anywhere from $6.00 to $20.00 per square foot and higher, depending on the type of paver.