If you want to park a car on your property, then you need a driveway to park it on. Driveways are considered the designated parking area for a personal property, as well as the best way for cars to access your property if the house sits far from the road. They can be made of many materials from gravel to pavers to asphalt, and each one has its own look, maintenance, style, and associated costs.
Driveway sizes, shapes, and grading all impact the total cost of your project, as well as the materials used. Labor for most driveway projects is calculated in several steps. First, land clearing costs around $50 an hour. Next, grading costs around $2 a square yard. Finally, the application of the final driveway material can range in labor costs from $2 to $10 a square foot, depending on the level of work involved. Asphalt is the simplest, while hand-laid pavers take the most time.