From the dawn of time, human beings have been rather preoccupied with their own territory and property. Whether it was a cave or a modern home in a quiet subdivision, the fact remains that we view our properties as a symbol of prosperity and peace. Without a steady roof over our heads, self-confidence and opportunities for success decline markedly. Many people want to ensure that their homes remain valuable and as such, use a variety of different home improvement projects to improve property values and add to the home’s appeal. A new driveway, patio or parking space may be one consideration that you have considered, but knowing where to begin can be difficult. In the following article, we will discuss three Android applications that can help you estimate the costs for various driveway or other home surface projects.
Asphalt Estimator Pro
Commonly used for select driveways and private roads, asphalt can be a great way to provide durable, long-lasting parking and transportation between public roads and your home. Whether you have a 10-meter or 1,000-meter driveway, asphalt can be used to accommodate any length but usually requires the services of a professional. If you want to further understand the costs associated with asphalt, then you can benefit from the Asphalt Estimator Pro app. Inside this application, users will be able to select a variety of shapes (rectangle, cul de sac, triangle or irregular) and subsequently add dimensions in order to determine how much asphalt will be needed. You will also be able to calculate the cost per ton so that you have a better idea of what to expect on an estimate and can negotiate accordingly. Available for $2.99, Asphalt Estimator Pro can be downloaded via Google Play.
Driveway Gravel Calculator
More commonly used in rural settings, gravel is a great solution for longer driveways due to its relatively low cost. If you want to determine how much gravel will be needed for a driveway or backyard setting, then the Driveway Gravel Calculator app is an excellent find for you. Simply enter in a few specific details: the length of the driveway, its width, depth and the density of the material can be quickly configured to give you an ideal estimate of the gravel needed. Once you have the quote in hand, you can forward it to yourself via email or to a contractor who may assist you with the project. The Driveway Gravel Calculator app can be downloaded on Google Play for $1.00.
Last but not least, the Concrete Calculator app can be a vital aid for those who wish to construct a new patio or small driveway. Users will simply need to enter in the dimensions of the proposed concrete project in order to find out how much concrete will be needed to complete it. You can select from any one of a variety of templates to ensure maximum accuracy, such as basement floors, driveways, walls and more. This calculator-based app is $0.99 and available for all Android devices from Google Play.
The author of this post, Jenny Wadlow, is a freelance blogger who writes for Stone Hub, a supplier of natural stone landscape products in Victoria. She has a keen interest in home improvement and loves to write about it. You can follow her on Twitter @JennyWadlow.