How Much does it Cost to Install a Patio?
Here’s how you can estimate a paver patio cost:
Trying to figure out paver patio cost is not the easiest task. Bellow are some item to considering when calculation the cost of your project.
What kind of material are you planning on using?
This is the biggest and most important factor that will determine the paver patio cost. The materials available are concrete, flagstone, gravel or pavers. Each kind of material comes with its own cost per square feet and special characteristics. Each choice has its own pros and cons.
Also, another important factor to consider would be the size of your patio and the intended purpose of your patio. This should also help you decide what kind of material you want to use for your patio. Concrete is an average of $8.50 per square foot, gravel – $1.40, natural pavers – $22, and pavers – $16 per square foot. Of all the choices, concrete is the most popular choice as it is easy to maintain and install. It’s great for pathways and patios. Gravel is good as a DIY option for pathways and patios. It’s easy to install and can fit into any shape. Natural Stone is the most expensive and luxurious material. Pavers are easy to maintain and needs sealing very rarely.
Will your patio require grading?
Grading means to level the land surface of your patio. It involves correcting or leveling any slope in the land to make draining of water easier. Grading should be approximately 1 to 2 percent from the foundation of your house. Grading will also involve excavating and filling soil again to level the land surface properly to cater for proper drainage. Grading is important for the safety and stability of your patio. So, depending on the amount of grading that your patio needs, the cost will vary. Also, to remove soil for grading, you might need to obtain special permits from your local authorities. This will add to the paver patio cost. Filling the surface after excavating the soil should be catered to as well.
Are you adding any furniture and accessories to your patio?
Pergolas, fire pits, and patio furniture are, of course, all going to add to the cost of installing. But it will help to set up your beautiful outdoor patio. So be careful before going out and splurging on these items. Buy enough furniture and accessories to make your paver patio comfortable and pretty. A patio is a good investment as well, it helps to increase the value of your home to a good extent!
Installing a paver patio or a pathway in your home or office doesn’t come at a cheap price. A patio/pathway built using bricks or any other material can add a lot of beauty.
It also adds appeal to your outdoor area. However, it is important to get a correct cost estimate before starting any work.