Over time, or even after a harsh winter, your driveway might be showing signs of damage or aging. Alternatively, perhaps it’s time to replace your gravel or mud driveway with fresh paving to increase your curb appeal. No matter the reason, if you’re looking to repave your driveway you need to know how much it’s going to cost you. Read on to learn more about the cost of paving your driveway with these different materials.
Asphalt driveways are very common in Canada as they are fit for a variety of climates. In particular, asphalt tends to thrive in colder climates compared to other materials, such as concrete. The black colour retains heat, which can help to melt snow faster during the winter months. However, it is recommended that you reseal an asphalt driveway every 3-5 years for top performance which adds to the maintenance costs over the years.
The average cost of paving your driveway with asphalt is $3-$5 per square foot.
Concrete is another popular paving choice as it is durable and low-maintenance. It also is more versatile than the other materials as you can finish it in a variety of ways. Some downfalls to concrete driveways include cracking under colder temperatures (unless they are installed as separate slabs, which costs more money). While it is versatile, if you do decide to colour it, it will chip easily and will require re-colouring over time.
The average cost to pave your concrete driveway is $7-$12 per square foot. Depending on how you decide to finish it (for example broom finish, exposed aggregate, coloured, or stamped) can affect the overall cost per square foot.
A paver driveway is a great way to increase your curb appeal, but it comes at a cost. Interlocking stone driveways tend to be more expensive as the labour required is more extensive than the others since each individual stone needs to be placed. However, paver driveways have a low maintenance cost over time and can last up to 30-40 years and add a great finish to your property.
The average cost of interlocking pavers is $8-$15 per square foot.
These are average prices for each material, but be sure to factor in the size, location, and amount of work required to the overall cost of your project.
Re-paving your existing driveway or getting a freshly paved driveway is a great way to increase the overall look of your home. With many styles and materials available, you have great options to suit your property and individual tastes. Connect with a pro to get a quote for your new driveway.