Enhancing your home’s outdoor space with hardscaping is a great way to make it more functional, like going for a paver installation.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s a paver driveway, walkway, or entire outdoor living space—only your creativity and budget limit the possibilities.
On the other hand, pavement installation projects can be very expensive, so setting a budget for them can be challenging. It is essential to consider a number of factors when establishing a budget, such as the type of materials you choose, the size of the patio, and the scope of the site preparation.
Keeping these factors in mind when setting a budget for your project will help you make the right decision.
Factors that Influence the Cost of Interlocking Pavers
In order to install interlocking pavers, you’ll have to do some prep work. There is a wide range of costs depending on whether you are installing a small patio or a very large driveway.
For labor costs, it runs about $13 to $18 per square foot to install interlocking patio pavers professionally.
When estimating your interlocking paver project’s cost, take into account the project’s size. The price of paver materials ranges from $4 to $15 per square foot, so the cost of pavers alone for a 500-square-foot patio would be about $2,000 to $7,500. Patios of this size are ideal for families with four members.
Quality of Materials
While the average cost of interlocking pavers is around $4 to $15 per square foot, as indicated above, using premium materials can also influence the price. Depending on your material choice.
The best base option for interlocking pavers is type II road base, which costs about $0.75 per square foot. Pavers will require joint sand, your best option would be polymeric sand which would add approximately $1 to $2 a square foot.
Concrete or Paver Removal
Prior to installing new interlocking pavers, existing concrete or pavers may need to be removed. This prep work will cost about $4 – $5 per sq ft.
Before you lay pavers, you may need to grade the area. This process will cost around $1.50 – $2 per sq ft.
You should have a flat surface first before installing interlocking pavers because uneven surfaces can cause them to shift or lay unevenly if they haven’t undergone prep work.
Underground Utility Lines
The majority of interlocking pavement projects do not require permits. The only exception is if you’re excavating the land to level it or if you’re adding gravel or sand to pavers for drainage issues.
For moving utility pipes or underground electrical lines, the cost will be approximately $600 to $800 per line.
Estimation of Interlocking Paver Costs Per Type of Paver Materials
It is important to note that not all pavers are created the same. If you are planning to build, you should consider these base materials.
There is no doubt that concrete is one of the most popular types of materials that paver installers work with. Concrete is one of the most durable materials and can withstand heavy foot traffic. You can expect to pay between $4 and $15 per square foot for concrete pavers.
The price of porcelain pavers ranges from $7 to $15 per square foot on average. There is a trend for porcelain pavers to mimic wood on patios, in addition to the long, plank-look pavers.
Additionally, the material supports heavy foot traffic and has a matte finish as an anti-slip treatment.
Natural Slate or Stone
It costs between $15 and $50 per square foot to build natural stone pavers that are slightly more elegant. There are many variations of natural paving stones such as granite, marble, and flagstone that are difficult to reproduce, so many homeowners find them attractive.
Clay, limestone, and other wide variety of materials are commonly used in the production of natural bricks. Compared to concrete pavers, it will cost more at $10 to $20 per square foot, but it adds a unique aesthetic to your outdoor living area.
Seek Out a Professional Paver Installation Company Today
Choosing a qualified and experienced paver installation contractor will ensure you receive an accurate price estimate and professional service. You will always get the finest craftsmanship, high-end materials, and exceptional paving design with whatever options you want.
Here at West Hills Masonry, we offer original, functional landscape design concepts that are meant to make your dreams a reality. Let us show you how a professionally designed and quality paver installation will benefit you and your family, as well as add value to your home.
If you are considering your next paver or patio project to enhance your California property, get in touch with our team at 714-519-5009 at West Hills Masonry today. We look forward to hearing from you!