How Much Does an Asphalt Driveway Cost?

Are you sick and tired of looking at your cracked and faded driveway? An asphalt driveway installation is a great way to improve the curb appeal of your home or business. And there are actually a number of benefits associated with an asphalt driveway. Wondering how much it’ll cost to install an asphalt driveway in Toronto? Here’s a breakdown of the average prices you can expect.

Why Choose an Asphalt Driveway?

A properly installed asphalt driveway, from a square foot perspective, is actually a great investment and can potentially even increase the value of your home. In fact, opting for an asphalt driveway is a cost effective avenue to explore if you’re looking to add a parking area. What’s more – with routine maintenance, an asphalt driveway will last for years. Typically homeowners choose between two driveway materials – concrete and asphalt. Not only is asphalt more aesthetically pleasing and far more cost effective; other benefits include:

  • Difficult to stain
  • Durable
  • Ready to use in just a few hours
  • Durable and versatile
  • Recyclable
  • Holds up great in the cold

Typical Cost for an Asphalt Driveway

Asphalt driveway paving cost is certainly not cheap. When it comes to determining how much the overall price tag is going to be, there are a few things to consider.

Of course, the overall size of the driveway and the amount of asphalt needed will play a role in determining the price, but generally speaking, you can expect to spend roughly $5-$10 for each square foot when calculating asphalt driveway cost.

Factors to Consider for Paving Asphalt Driveway

Materials Used 

It’s important to consider the following factors when choosing the right materials: quality, durability, and maintenance requirements.

Asphalt is a popular choice because it is sustainable, easy to work with, and relatively inexpensive.

Cost of Labour 

Cost of asphalt paving per square foot? Contractors can charge anywhere from $5 to $10 per square foot for asphalt driveway installations or $15 to $20 for concrete.

That said if there is any excavating that needs to be done ahead of the installation, this can raise the price.


Permits Required

If the scope of work requires permits, this can also increase the overall cost of the asphalt installation.

Most municipalities require homeowners to obtain permits prior to beginning work in order to deem the build legal. Applying for these permits will take some time and likely will not be free.

Overall Size

Of course, the larger the driveway, the more money the installation will cost. Driveways that are not traditionally shaped can also impact the overall cost of the job.

The thickness you opt for will also factor into the cost. For instance, options are typically between two inches and four inches of thickness.

Other Factors 

The location of the property and the backyard installations can also affect the price.

Fuel and hauling costs are another things to consider as some companies will charge for this.

Contact Us

JHC Landscaping Services is the go-to company for asphalt driveways throughout Toronto and the surrounding GTA. Our licensed and insured team has years of industry experience and strives to exceed customer expectations with each and every job we do. Our work is superior, prompt, and professional, so call us today to get started!