This tool calculates the estimated cost for resurfacing your asphalt driveway based on its dimensions and material cost.

### How to Use the Asphalt Driveway Resurfacing Cost Calculator

This calculator estimates the cost to resurface an asphalt driveway. Here’s how to use it:

- Enter the length of your driveway in feet.
- Enter the width of your driveway in feet.
- Enter the desired asphalt depth in inches.
- Enter the preparation cost per square foot.
- Enter the cost of asphalt per ton.
- Enter the labor cost per square foot.
- Click the “Calculate” button to get the estimated total cost.

### How the Calculator Works

The calculator takes the input values and performs the following calculations:

- Calculates the area of the driveway by multiplying its length by its width.
- Calculates the volume of asphalt needed by multiplying the area by the depth (converted from inches to feet).
- Calculates the weight of the asphalt needed using a conversion factor of 145 pounds per cubic foot.
- Converts the asphalt weight to tons.
- Calculates the total preparation cost by multiplying the area by the preparation cost per square foot.
- Calculates the total asphalt cost by multiplying the asphalt tons by the cost per ton.
- Calculates the total labor cost by multiplying the area by the labor cost per square foot.
- Sums up these three costs to get the total estimated cost for resurfacing.

### Limitations

This calculator provides an estimate based on the input values. Actual costs may vary depending on local prices, specific project requirements, and other factors such as driveway condition, access difficulties, and additional services needed (e.g., drainage improvements, edge finishing). It’s advisable to get several quotes from professionals to compare and get the best value for your project.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculating Total Surface Area

Start by entering the length and width of your asphalt driveway to calculate the total surface area in square feet. This will help determine the amount of material needed for resurfacing.

### Estimating Material Cost

After determining the surface area, input the cost per square foot of asphalt resurfacing. The calculator will then estimate the total material cost based on the area calculated in the previous step.

### Adding Labor Cost

Next, provide the labor cost per square foot if you plan to hire professionals for the resurfacing job. The calculator will add this cost to the total material cost for a comprehensive estimate.

### Including Additional Fees

If there are any additional fees such as equipment rental or permit costs, enter those values into the calculator. It will incorporate these fees into the total resurfacing cost.

### Comparing Estimates

You can input different values for surface area, material costs, and labor fees to compare estimates for various scenarios. This allows you to make an informed decision based on your budget and requirements.

### Adjusting for Complex Shapes

If your driveway has complex shapes or areas that require special attention, consider breaking it down into smaller sections. Calculate each section separately and add up the total for an accurate estimate.

### Accounting for Repairs

If there are repairs needed before resurfacing, factor in the additional costs for fixing cracks or potholes. Input these repair costs into the calculator to get a more precise total resurfacing cost.

### Saving and Printing Estimates

Save or print the final estimate generated by the calculator for future reference or comparison with quotes from contractors. This detailed breakdown will help you budget and plan accordingly.

### Getting Multiple Quotes

Use the calculator to get an initial estimate before reaching out to contractors. Having a ballpark figure in mind will help you negotiate prices and compare quotes effectively for the resurfacing project.

### Understanding Cost Breakdown

The calculator provides a breakdown of material, labor, and additional fees, giving you a clear understanding of how the total cost is calculated. This transparency enables you to make cost-effective decisions for your driveway resurfacing project.