There are many factors that determine the price of a paving stone patio making it difficult to create a set square foot price. Most patios we install are under 500 square feet. Typically, these range between $18 and $25 per square foot. Some of the factors that determine the cost are as follows:
Uneven Yard (Slope Changes) – If the yard is sloped or uneven, additional time and materials may be needed to install the patio.
Curved Edges vs. Straight Edges – The shape of the patio will influence the number of cuts needed. More cuts will lead to increased costs.
Access – Patios require a 4-6-inch base of crushed gravel plus the paving stones required for the patio. Poor access will increase the labour time moving the materials in for the project.
Type of the Existing Material/Excavation – If the existing material is a heavy hard packed clay, additional labour time or machine time will be needed to remove it.
Project Pricing: Curved Patio
The following project is in a backyard with very poor access and mainly curved edges. It is built using Abbotsford Standard Pavers in a Shadow blend color with a charcoal border. The total area was approximately 150 square feet.
The overall budget for the patio was $5,547 plus GST.