How Much Does a Brick Paver Patio Cost?

Alison Kasch
Written by Alison Kasch
Reviewed by Tara Dudley
Updated January 25, 2021
Backyard patio with chairs and table on brick pavers
Photo: JPL Designs / Getty Images

The average paver patio costs $3,400

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While functional, a concrete slab patio can leave your outdoor space looking a little drab. Investing in the extra paver patio cost gives you tons of color and style options that can help bring your space to life. Pavers cost more than their concrete alternative, but their durability and style make them worthy of the splurge.

Projects typically range from $2,400 to $7,000 for a standard 280-square-foot patio, while complex installations can be $10,000 or more. You could pay anywhere from $8 to $50 per square foot, depending on the project's size, labor, material, and design complexity.

How Much Do Pavers Cost Per Square Foot?

Your paver installation cost will typically range from $8 to $25 per square foot. For higher-end paving stones, prices might be as much as $50 per square foot. Below is a paver cost estimator based on some of the most common patio sizes.

Square FootageAverage RangeHigh Cost
6x10 (60 sq. ft.)$480 – $1,500~$3,000
8x12 (96 sq. ft.)$768 – $2,400~$4,800
10x10 (100 sq. ft.)$800 – $2,500~$5,000
10x16 (160 sq. ft.)$1,280 – $4,000~$8,000
10x20 (200 sq. ft.)$1,600 – $5,000~$10,000
14x20 (280 sq. ft.)$2,240 – $7,000~$14,000
20x20 (400 sq. ft.)$3,200 – $10,000~$20,000
24x24 (576 sq. ft.)$4,608 – $14,400~$28,800
25x30 (750 sq. ft.)$6,000 – $18,750~$37,500
30x30 (900 sq. ft.)$7,200 – $22,500~$45,000

How Much Do Pavers Cost by Style?

Paving bricks generally range between $8 to $50 per square foot, including installation. Below is a pavers price list that can help you get a better idea of what your preferred style could cost.

Paver StylePavers Cost Per Square Foot
Concrete Stone/Slate Concrete $8 – $15
Natural Stone/Slate $15 – $50
Concrete Brick $8 – $15
Clay Brick $10 – $20

To choose the best pavers for your outdoor space, start by calculating the square footage of the area you’re paving to get a custom quote for the pavers’ cost. Then, check out local showrooms or view different stones online, letting your creative vision be your guide.

“Other factors to consider when selecting pavers include weather patterns, i.e. are you going to have to shovel snow in this area? If so, a crushed rock patio is not ideal,” says Tara Dudley, Angi Expert Review Board member and owner of Plant Life Designs. “Is it going to be in a sunny area or a shady area?  Natural stone tends to weather more in a shadier location, so pavers would be a good choice! Another thing to consider is the type of furniture you plan to use on the patio and how it will sit on the stones.”

How Much Does It Cost to Install Pavers Yourself?

If you’re handy around the house and don’t mind spending around 40 to 50 hours on a project, laying stone pavers is a relatively straightforward DIY task. Always call the dig line before you go to town with your spade, as there are gas lines, plumbing systems, and other underground obstacles you don’t want to hit. Larger stones can also be pretty heavy, so be sure to get some help and sturdy equipment to carry them.

Your DIY paver patio cost relies on the pavestone price, as well as the tools you might already have in your garage. If you’re starting from scratch, plan on budgeting around $350 for basic tools and materials.

Here are the basic supply costs to punch into your paver patio cost calculator:

12-inch Spikes$10
Plate Compactor$50–$80 to rent
Rubber Mallet$5

In addition, you’ll likely need to rent a sod cutter for around $65 per day to help you remove sod so your ground is properly prepped. You can also rent a wet masonry saw for about $60 per day to help you achieve those clean and satisfying cuts you’re after. Be sure to consider the time or cost it will take to haul away the sod when you’re done as well.

Once that's out of the way, you’ll need some stones to continue your project. It’s important to determine which stone type works best for the area you’re paving. For example, driveway pavers should have increased thickness to compensate for the extra load-bearing requirements.

By themselves, most brick pavers cost $4 to $8 per square foot. Concrete pavers cost $2 to $7 per square foot. If you prefer the look of natural stones, these can go for around $7 to $16 per square foot.

Pavestone Type Pavers Cost Per Square Foot
Real Clay Brick $4 – $8
Tumbled Concrete Brick $3 – $5
Thin Clay (Half Bricks) $3 – $5
Thin Concrete Pavers $2 – $5
Interlocking Concrete $3 – $6
Concrete Pavers (Stone Style) $5 – $7
Natural Stone/Slate $7 – $16

If you already have concrete in the area, you’ll want to remove it beforehandapologies if you were planning on taking a shortcut. Building pavers over concrete is a bad idea, as this won’t give you the flexible foundation you need. It could also lead to repair issues and inevitable cracking down the road.

If you are installing near the foundation of a house, you’ll want to make sure you have the patio pitched slightly so water flows away from your home when it rains. Dudley says she recommends an inch fall every 10 feet.

One last note before you become an expert stone-layer: Remember to consider things like grading and drainage, as well as ensuring everything is up to code. If you neglect this part of the process, your patio could end up underwater or spreading over time. Your best bet is to consult a local professional brick paver to make sure you aren’t missing anything.

Brick Paver Patio Cost Breakdown

Red brick paver patio with planters
Photo: Tamara528 / Getty Images

Your paver patio cost depends on the pro you hire and the complexity of your design. The labor cost to lay pavers is about $50 to $80 per hour. If you’re DIY-ing it, nix the labor figure and swap it out for around $350 to $475 for all tools and materials. 

If you want the whole nine yards, like a spa, outdoor kitchen, and pool (yes, please), then here is a full breakdown of cost estimates to think about:

  • Paving stone prices: $2–$16 per square foot

  • Sand, base, and equipment: $0.50–$1 per square foot

  • Full backyard pavement: $8–$25 per square foot

  • Leveling/resloping lawn for drainage: $1,000–$3,000 total

  • Plumbing fees: $400–$1,900 total

  • Electrical costs: $500–$2,000 total

  • Gas lines: $15–$25 per linear foot

  • Landscaping: $1,000–$6,700 total

  • Pool: $50,000+ total

  • Hot tub: $3,500–$15,000 total

  • Outdoor kitchen: $5,500–$22,000 total

  • Fire pit Installation: $300–$1,400 total

  • Patio cover: $5,000–$25,000+ total

Keep in mind that these are ballpark figures. For an accurate estimate, always consult with a pro. 

FAQs About Brick Paver Patios

How much does it cost to have pavers installed?

The labor cost alone to lay pavers is around $50 to $80 per hour or $4 to $11 per square foot. A 300-square-foot patio takes most professionals between 35 and 40 hours to complete. You’ll likely pay more for complex installations or if you live in an area with a higher cost of living.

How do I find the best contractor to install patio pavers?

Knowing the right questions to ask prospective contractors is key. Before you invest in the cost to have a pro lay pavers, you should ensure that your contractor meets these criteria:

  • They are fully licensed and insured

  • Their work comes with a guarantee in case of future issues

  • They will give you an all-inclusive estimate of expenses

  • They can give you a full run-down of their installation plans and help you design your space

  • They have references and are happy to show you similar projects they’ve accomplished

Once you’ve narrowed down your options, you can compare quotes from different pavers and decide which is the best for your project.

How much is a pallet of pavers?

A pallet of red brick pavers will cost about $300 to $700 per pallet. Each pallet covers about 56 square feet.

Where can you find the best price on pavers?

For the lowest prices, you’ve got a few routes you can go. 

Here are your best options:

  • Find a brickyard and buy in bulk

  • Search for factory-direct paving bricks prices

  • Hire a landscaping company

  • Check your local building supply store

Comparing the pavers price list at different spots will help you find the best bang for your buck. If you’re patient and know where to look, you can save big on your paver installation cost.

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