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How Much Does Concrete Sealing Cost? Concrete Sealing Price Guide

June 4th, 2024 | 2 min. read

By Sarah Etler

Tinted concrete sealer on pool deck

Learn how much you can expect to pay for professional concrete sealing services.

Sealing concrete is a crucial maintenance task that protects your investment from harsh UV rays, dirt, grime, freeze-thaw damage… and the list goes on!

There are many benefits to sealing your concrete, but you’re likely wondering what it will cost you.

In this guide, we’re using our 30+ years in the concrete repair and maintenance industry to shed some light on the costs associated with concrete sealing.

How Much Does Concrete Sealing Cost?

Sealing concrete costs around $0.40 to $0.90 per square foot. This rate can vary based on the factors in the next section.

For example, sealing a standard 650-square-foot driveway might cost approximately $260.

Note: You usually also have to factor in the cost of concrete cleaning that has to be done prior to sealing, which is discussed in more detail below.

Factors That Influence Concrete Sealing Costs

  • Accessibility

Obstacles like fence posts or pools can hinder the ease of access to the sealing site, which can influence the final cost. Sites that are more challenging to navigate generally mean higher prices.

  • Condition of Concrete

The current state of the concrete also plays a role in the cost of sealing.

Concrete with lots of texture or surface damage that has opened up the pores of the concrete can cause more sealer to be absorbed. The added material needed can lead to a higher final cost.

  • Service Bundling

Because concrete cleaning has to be done before sealing can take place, bundling these services can oftentimes save you money on both. 

  • Type of Sealer

Penetrating and topical are two concrete sealer options that require different application methods. Penetrating sealers tend to cost less upfront than topical sealers, so depending on which you choose, the final price will be higher or lower.

Pro Tip: Although penetrating sealers are the lower cost option, they actually last longer than topical sealers because they absorb down into the surface of the concrete instead of just sitting on top like paint.

  • Location

Because the cost of living varies from region to region, the geographic location where the sealing is taking place will affect the final cost. Higher cost of living areas with increased fuel, labor, and material costs will result in a higher final sealing cost.

Cleaning + Sealing Pricing

Before concrete can be properly sealed, it must first be thoroughly cleaned

Many concrete sealing service providers will require that they do the cleaning so that they can ensure that the concrete was cleaned thoroughly enough for the sealer to absorb correctly.

In this article, sealing pricing is represented separately from cleaning pricing, but these services are often bundled together.

For concrete cleaning and sealing done together, expect to pay approximately $1.00 per square foot.

Concrete Sealing Cost Minimums

Some companies may charge minimums for concrete sealing services. At A-1, the minimum cost varies at each of our nationwide locations. 

Expect to pay an estimated minimum of $300 to $400 for sealing services. This may be lower if cleaning services are bundled together with sealing.

Penetrating vs.Topical Sealer Costs

Penetrating sealer tends to be more cost-effective upfront. It also needs to be reapplied less frequently than topical sealers, which saves you even more money over time.

Related Resource: Penetrating vs.Topical Concrete Sealer - Which Is Right for You?

How Much Will Concrete Sealing Cost You?

While you won’t have a 100% accurate idea of how much professional concrete sealing will cost until you’ve gotten quotes, using this guide can help you estimate what you can expect to pay. 

We always recommend getting multiple quotes from different service providers so you can make sure you’re getting the best value when it comes to price and experience.

A-1 Concrete Leveling has more than 50 locations nationwide, although not all locations currently offer sealing services. Find your location to see if the A-1 near you offers concrete sealing and request a free onsite cost estimate!

Sarah Etler

Sarah Etler joined A-1 Concrete Leveling after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Kentucky University. As A-1's Content Marketing Manager, she works closely with industry experts to produce content that will best answer questions related to concrete repair and maintenance practices. Sarah loves living a life full of discovery and is excited every day to see what new things she can learn and share with those around her.