Use this tool to quickly calculate the amount of asphalt you need for your driveway project.

## Asphalt Driveway Calculator

### How to Use the Asphalt Driveway Calculator

To use this calculator, fill in the following fields:

**Length**: Enter the length of the driveway in feet.**Width**: Enter the width of the driveway in feet.**Thickness**: Enter the thickness of the asphalt layer in inches.**Density**: Enter the density of asphalt in lbs per cubic foot. The default value is 145 lbs/cu ft.**Cost**: Enter the cost per ton of asphalt.

Click the “Calculate” button to get the total cost of your asphalt driveway.

### How it Calculates the Results

The calculator performs the following steps to provide the total cost:

- Converts the thickness from inches to feet.
- Calculates the volume of asphalt required in cubic feet using the formula:
*Length × Width × Thickness*. - Calculates the weight of the asphalt in pounds by multiplying the volume by the density.
- Converts the weight from pounds to tons (1 ton = 2000 lbs).
- Calculates the total cost by multiplying the weight in tons by the cost per ton of asphalt entered by the user.

### Limitations

This calculator assumes a uniform thickness of the asphalt across the driveway. Variations in the layer thickness can lead to inaccuracies. Additionally, the calculator does not account for any additional costs like labor, transportation, or preparation work. Always consult with a professional for a precise estimate.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Driveway Cost

Enter the length, width, thickness, and cost per square foot to estimate the total cost of an asphalt driveway installation.

### Estimate Asphalt Volume

Input the length, width, and thickness to determine the volume of asphalt needed for your driveway project, ensuring you order the right amount.

### Account for Irregular Shapes

If your driveway has an irregular shape, no worries! This calculator can handle that. Just fill in the dimensions, and it will do the rest.

### Adjust for Different Thicknesses

Whether you need a thin overlay or a full-depth replacement, you can input the varying thicknesses to see how it impacts the overall cost and volume.

### Factor in Waste and Spillage

Consider possible waste and spillage during the installation process by adding a percentage to your calculations to ensure you have extra asphalt on hand.

### Compare Costs with Different Suppliers

Experiment with various cost per square foot values to see how different quotes from asphalt suppliers would impact the total cost of your driveway project.

### Calculate Resurfacing Needs

If you’re planning to resurface your existing driveway, input the current thickness and desired new thickness to determine the additional asphalt required.

### Get Quick Results

Enjoy instant calculations to save time and money in your project planning process, with accurate estimates at your fingertips.

### Share Results with Contractors

Share or print the results easily to discuss your asphalt driveway project details with contractors or other stakeholders.

### Plan for Future Maintenance

Use the calculated data to budget for future maintenance costs, helping you make informed decisions for the long-term care of your asphalt driveway.