At DRYCO, we understand pavement is an investment. Use the DRYCO Asphalt Calculator to help better understand the cost of your project before you begin. Simply enter the length, width, and depth of your project to estimate how much gravel and asphalt you’ll need. Then, schedule a free estimate so we can help you determine the best way forward for your project.
How Do I Determine the Asphalt Thickness for the Calculator?
The thickness of asphalt you need will depend upon its intended use. For home driveways used by one to two cars, a 2 inch layer of asphalt is standard. A 3 inch layer might be necessary if you drive a heavier vehicle or park a heavy trailer on it. Lighter use parking lots usually are a thickness of 4 inches. Heavier use parking lots will need 6 to 8 inches of asphalt.
How Is Asphalt Priced?
Asphalt is usually priced by square foot. The cost per ton is $40 to $80 and per square foot is $0.75 to $2.00. The cost is determined by the size of rock in the asphalt, volume ordered, delivery cost, and the location of the work being performed.
How Are Asphalt Prices Calculated?
The industry standard weight of asphalt is 145 lbs per cubic foot. You can calculate how many tons of asphalt you need for your project with a few measurements. Measure the length, width and depth of your project area in feet. Multiply the length, width and depth together to get your number of cubic feet. Then multiply cubic feet by 145 to know how many pounds of asphalt you will need. Divide pounds by 2,000, the number of pounds in one ton. This will give you the number of tons of asphalt needed for your project.
Example: If your parking lot is 20 feet by 30 feet with a depth of 6 inches, you would calculate like this:
20 feet X 30 feet x 0.5 feet = 300 feet³
300 feet³ x 145 = 43,500 lbs of asphalt
43,500 lbs ÷ 2000 lbs = 21.75 tons
Of course, our calculator does this for you!
Why a Calculator is Just An Estimate
The DRYCO Asphalt Calculator will give you an idea of the cost associated with your project, but all projects are different. Factors that affect the price of asphalt installation include the number of locations of work or number of patches, shape of the project, beneath the asphalt surface, local asphalt material cost, and the type of mix used.
The DRYCO Advantage
Once you’ve estimated your project price, get in touch. We’re experts in asphalt projects, from parking lots to driveways, park paths, large commercial applications and more. We’ll do an assessment of your needs and hone your estimate to find a price point that works for you. When it comes to pavement, DRYCO is your one-stop company for every paving need and more.
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