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Cost of pavers vs concrete

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Marek, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,388

    Whats the cost difference between a paver patio and a concrete patio.
  2. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 159

    This is a great question, I have been wondering the same thing. I have been planning on doing my front walk way, would love to do a paver walkway, but I was not sure what the savings would be if I went the concrete route.

  3. Doug Z.

    Doug Z. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 93

    Up here, concrete can be done for $ 2 to 4 per square foot. Pavers go from $10 to ???
  4. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Not sure the cost of concrete around here, only sure thing is it is considerably cheaper than laying pavers. I have one customer I'm in the process of trying to sell now that is leaning to a stamped concrete patio because of the cost issue (I believe about one third the cost of pavers). Around here I get $15 on up per square foot for pavers.
  5. Kohls Landscaping Co

    Kohls Landscaping Co LawnSite Member
    Messages: 188

    I was talking to a builder and I was asking him about stamped concrete. He said it goes for around $12/sq. ft. and up.

  6. SPLC

    SPLC LawnSite Member
    from Zone 5
    Messages: 51

    Yep, pavers - $15/sf+
  7. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    PIP concrete is around $5/sq.ft. in this area, stamped concrete hovers close to $10/sq.ft. And paver are from about $9 and up.


    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,426

    We won't pour for less than $9.00 per SF. Pavers can go for as little as 10, and up to $15.00 per SF. In many cases, Stamped sells for more than pavers.

    Also, color dictates price. Some colors on the Davis chart can add $100.00 per yard to the mud cost.
  9. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

  10. amvega

    amvega LawnSite Member
    Messages: 61

    Not sure about concrete cost. We install pavers from $10-$15 sq. ft. We tell are customers when they ask about concrete the only guarantee that you get with concrete is that it will get hard and crack. Which is the truth. So when you have to replace the concrete, pavers would have been cheaper in the long run.

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