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How much does asphalt cost?

Asked by JLeslie (61047points) February 8th, 2015 from iPhone

And, can it be laud down right on top of the ground? Or, will I need to put some sort of something below it?

I want to do about a mile of track. I guess about 16 ft wide? It will be Karts, like go-karts and faster karts, and maybe motorcycles too. Nothing very heavy.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

In my neighborhood, mid Atlantic USA, figure $5.00 per square foot. So figure something NORTH of $400,000. Maybe a half a million dollars with prep and engineering the curves

JLeslie's avatar

$400k? Holy crap that is 3 times what I thought it would be.

elbanditoroso's avatar

You have to put underlayment (paving sand) down before the asphalt or it will crack in a matter of months. You also need to prepare the surface (really really flat) well.

The other thing – you need to get the proper asphalt mix for the weather. Cold weather asphalt is different from asphalt put down in warm weather.

CWOTUS's avatar

You can do your own estimating right here. (In Nashville, for example, the per-square-foot cost is closer to $2.00.)

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