Don’t you hate it when you plan a project, and then get hit with some astronomical charges that you didn’t calculate into your budget? Driveways can often be a home improvement project like this, where expenses that you weren’t aware of seem to crop up out of nowhere.
Why, just installing the driveway can be a hidden cost. In other words, many contractors will not include the cost of adding a driveway to your home in the overall cost of construction. If you want this addition, you’ll have to pay extra. Even if they are up front about this, there are several other charges you might not have known about.
The typical driveway, whether it’s an asphalt driveway, cement driveway, concrete, gravel, or pavers, can run you anywhere between $3,500-$7,000 (approximately $4,681 - $9,363 CAD). Preparing the ground can cost extra if this is the first time a driveway is being laid on the area. On the other hand, tearing up an existing driveway to replace it will also increase the cost.
Take a look at what else you can expect to pay for when planning your driveway budget: