Asphalt Repair - What is the Average Cost?
If there are gouges, dings or cracks in the asphalt on your property, it may be in your best interest to bring in professional help. Generally, tackling asphalt repair is not something that the average homeowner can handle on their own, but a professional team with plenty of experience can efficiently repair, seal or replace the asphalt as needed. Use this guide to learn more about the average cost of professional asphalt repair and what services might be included in your repair.
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Average Cost of Professional Asphalt Repair
Many homeowners fail to take action when it comes to damaged asphalt driveways or parking areas simply because they don't want to budget for expensive repair. Unfortunately, there are very few cases when asphalt repair will come in under $1,000, and it will most likely be a significant job that takes a full day or longer. You should expect to pay somewhere within the average range of $1,395 and $2,059 for professional repair of asphalt paving on your property.
Finding The Root Cause of Cracks
Repairing cracked asphalt might seem like it can be as simple as filling in the cracks, but this temporary fix is rarely done by professionals. Instead, they often try to look for the root cause of the cracking, as this can indicate serious damage or further problems down the road. Cracks in the asphalt can be caused by overloading with vehicles or even poor drainage, and a professional will be able to identify the issue and then fix it so that further cracking doesn't crop up later.
Sealing Your Asphalt
After you have your asphalt repaired or even replaced, it may be worth considering a sealant. While this is an optional expense, having even a thin layer of sealant across the top of your asphalt can go a long way in preventing the material from drying out or cracking due to temperature fluctuation. Expect to pay between $300 and $500 to have your asphalt sealed by a professional.
When Replacement is Needed
Generally, asphalt repair involves placing a new layer of asphalt over the existing space. This can be effective, and it is much cheaper than ripping out the old asphalt and starting over. However, there are some cases when the old asphalt simply needs to go. In this case, removal can be a significant expense, and re-installation will be as well. Keep in mind that your underlying gravel base may still be sound, in which case your installation costs will be lower the second time around. On average, asphalt paving removal and installation costs a total of $4,894.
If your asphalt is in disrepair and needs to be fixed, bringing in professionals is often the best option for the job. Use this guide to help budget for the expense of repair or even replacement.
Last updated on May 5, 2016
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