The Cost to Resurface Asphalt Driveways
2020 has been a year. Maybe you’re thinking of ways to start 2021 off right and make next year the best one yet? Taking care of your property and giving yourself a literal smooth ride by resurfacing your asphalt! This time on the Sunrise Asphalt blog we’re looking at the cost to resurface asphalt driveways!
Cost to Resurface Asphalt Driveways
Chances are you’re looking for a simple quote or something similarly clean cut. Here’s the thing. We can’t do that. If we did, or if anyone else out there did, they’d be doing you a disservice! Believe it or not, each driveway is unique, even in a subdivision of identically built homes and lots. The different state of disrepair that needs resurfacing, the very landscape that the driveway sits on, and of course the amount of square footage – all of these things have an impact on the cost to resurface asphalt driveways.
So then, what is the cost? You’ll be paying for the materials, for the years of expertise and ability, the pavers have to do the job right the first time, the use of the right machinery to get the job done fast and correctly.
If you were to try and resurface your driveway yourself, what money you might be saving quickly begins to drain as you have to account for possible mistakes, retouches, renting equipment, not renting equipment, and taking an exorbitant amount of time. The list goes on.
Here’s another way to look at it: what’s the cost of not resurfacing your asphalt?
Let’s say you were to let your asphalt go. Rather than spend any money getting it resurfaced and repaired – what’s the worst that could happen?
Costly Vehicle Damages
If you let your asphalt stay damaged, potholes and loose debris can spell trouble for your vehicles. Tires will get irregular wear and tear making them more susceptible to flats, and the underside of your car, engine and all, could come into contact with hard, rough asphalt should the tires dip too low in a pothole.
Let’s do some math, shall we? The average tire runs between $80-150 dollars. If just one of your tires needs an early replacement that’s a problem, but with a damaged asphalt driveway all of your tires are going to be susceptible to wear and tear. That quickly becomes $320-$600 in new tires! Now, how many vehicles do you have? The average American household has 1.88 so let’s say 2 for simplicity’s sake. Double that cost on new tires. That’s not even addressing the potential damages needing repairs to the engine etc.
A damaged, uneven driveway can pose a safety hazard, not only to those driving over it but even to those walking or riding a bicycle. The potential for accidental slips, falls, and trips go up dramatically when the surface is uneven or surprising. We definitely don’t need to get into the costs of medical or dental bills should a trip end with a chipped tooth or broken arm.
Left Uncared For, the Asphalt Will Need Replacement
Here’s a problem! If you don’t take care of your asphalt driveway when it needs minor repairs, those problems will grow. Asphalt gets cracks, cracks begin to crumble, cracks become potholes, potholes grow larger, the asphalt is no longer stable and safe for driving.
While we can’t tell you the exact cost to resurface asphalt driveways, we can tell you that replacing the whole thing will be more expensive comparatively.
All of this is to say that the true cost isn’t what it takes to resurface an asphalt driveway, but instead what you’re preventing. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure as the saying goes!
If you want to get a real estimate, tailored to your exact situation
Call your local Tucson Asphalt Pros!