What Goes Into the Numbers Behind Asphalt Paving?

Asphalt Paving

Ever wonder exactly what goes into all the costs behind asphalt paving? Let’s break it down.

The cost of asphalt paving projects will depend on a number of factors. From square footage, to obstructions, to permitting requirements, there are many aspects that will impact the cost of your asphalt paving project. So how do you anticipate these factors and get an accurate estimate? If you’re unfamiliar with the process of asphalt installation, all the considerations can seem a little overwhelming. Luckily, your local asphalt professionals can help you navigate the process of asphalt paving and provide an accurate estimate. Here is our helpful guide to factors that influence the numbers behind asphalt paving.

Total Square Footage

The size of the total area that you will need paved for your asphalt paving project has a big impact on the cost. After all, the square footage of the area will determine how much asphalt is used and how long the project will take. This will influence product costs, equipment use, and labor costs as well.

Load Requirements

Another thing that asphalt paving professionals will take into account when pricing a paving project is the load requirements, particularly commercial properties. This is because different types of vehicles and equipment will demand different levels of thickness and strength. If your asphalt pavement will have a heavy load requirement, it will require a thicker layer of asphalt which will impact the price.

Possible Obstructions

The right asphalt professional will be able to help you navigate any possible obstructions in your paving project. Obstructions will require careful planning to meet your paving needs, and you may even encounter unexpected obstructions that will need to be accounted for.

Permit Requirements

Depending on your area and facility, you may need to adhere to certain permitting requirements. In order to meet these standards and regulations, you may need to adjust your project, which can have an impact on pricing. Permitting can also delay your project, so it’s important to get a handle on permitting requirements early on.

Quality of the Base

The quality of the base can also impact pricing for your asphalt paving. This will affect your pavement’s structural integrity and asphalt thickness needs. The quality of the base will also help determine the amount of maintenance your pavement will need, since this structural element can play a part in asphalt cracks or potholes over time. But with proper, regular maintenance, your asphalt pavement can stay looking new and free of damage through years of use.


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