Our asphalt cost per square foot calculator is designed to help you estimate the cost of asphalt paving for any project. Whether you're paving a driveway, parking lot, or another surface, you can quickly determine how much you’ll need to budget for the asphalt and related expenses.

## How to Use This Calculator

Follow these simple steps to get your cost estimate:

- Enter the total surface area to be paved in square feet.
- Provide the cost of asphalt per square foot (or get an estimate from your local supplier).
- Input the asphalt thickness in inches (usually 2-4 inches for driveways).
- If applicable, add labor costs to your estimate for a more accurate total.
- Click 'Calculate Total Cost' to see the estimated cost for your project.

### Formula for Asphalt Cost Calculation

The total asphalt cost is calculated as:

**Total Cost = (Surface Area × Cost per Square Foot × Thickness Factor) + Labor Cost**

Where the thickness factor converts inches to feet. It's calculated as thickness (in inches) divided by 12.

### Example Calculation

Suppose you're paving a 1,000 sq. ft. driveway with 3 inches of asphalt. The cost of asphalt is $5 per square foot, and labor costs $1,500.

**Surface Area:**1,000 sq. ft.**Cost per Sq. Ft.:**$5**Asphalt Thickness:**3 inches**Labor Cost:**$1,500

The total cost would be:

**Total Cost = (1,000 × 5 × (3 ÷ 12)) + 1,500 = $1,250 + 1,500 = $2,750**

This gives you a detailed view of what to expect for your asphalt paving project.