Are large pavers cheaper than concrete?

As far as installation costs and concrete costs go, poured concrete is technically the most affordable per square foot. However, even though the upfront cost of pavers is higher, concrete pavers offer greater value and durability than poured concrete and stamped concrete.

How big do concrete pavers come?

Paver sizes range up to 3′ by 3′ and are available in thicknesses between 1″ and 1 ¾”.

How much does a 20×20 paver patio cost?

A 20×20 brick paver patio costs $3,800 to $6,800. The average cost of pavers and base materials is $4 to $6 per square foot, while labor runs $6 to $11 per square foot. Get free estimates from masonry contractors near you or view our cost guide below.

How much is 1000 sq ft of pavers?


Labor cost (outstanding crew with 25+ years of experience) 400 sq ft x $8.00/sq ft $3,200.00
Labor cost (outstanding crew) 400 sq ft x $6.01/sq ft $2,404.00
Labor cost (good crew) 1,000 sq ft x $5.35/sq ft $2,140.00

How much does a 20×20 concrete patio cost?

between $1,200 to $6,000

A 20-foot by 20-foot concrete patio runs between $1,200 to $6,000, including labor and materials. Adding decorative finishes and colors could make the price even higher.

How much does 200 sq ft of pavers cost?

Cost Estimator by Size

PATIO SIZE AVERAGE COST ($11.34 per square foot) TYPICAL PRICE RANGE ($8.69 to $22.18 per square foot)
100 square feet $1,134 $869 to $2,218
150 square feet $1,701 $1,304 to $3,327
200 square feet $2,268 $1,738 to $4,436
250 square feet $2,835 $2,173 to $5,545

How much does it cost to pour a 24×24 slab of concrete?

A typical 24×24 garage slab costs between $3,057 and $5,944 with prices ranging from $5.31 to $8.31 per square foot for a 4” reinforced slab of concrete, and $6.83 to $10.32 per square foot for a 6” slab of reinforced concrete.

Is it cheaper to build a deck or concrete patio?

It’s cheaper to build a concrete patio in terms of both the initial cost to lay a concrete patio, as well as its cost of maintenance over time. A concrete patio costs only $4 per square foot, while a deck costs roughly $6 per square foot for lower-cost pressure treated lumber.

What is better concrete or pavers?

Best for Driveways
For driveways, pavers are the best choice because of their curb appeal, longevity, and durability. While concrete is more affordable, it can crack over time or if the ground beneath shifts.

What’s cheaper stamped concrete or pavers?

In terms of upfront cost, poured and stamped concrete tends to be the cheaper option. Concrete is fairly inexpensive, and you can cover a large plot of the land fairly quickly. Pavers are more expensive since each tile needs to be purchased individually. You will also pay more in labor costs for installation.

Should I pour concrete under pavers?

You Can Usually Put Pavers Over Concrete
While mortar is preferable when installing pavers, it’s possible to put in the pavers without mortar (although it puts you at risk of drainage issues and cracking).

How long do concrete pavers last?

A properly installed and maintained concrete paver driveway can be expected to last 25 to 50 years.

Why do concrete pavers crack?

Improperly installed driveway base.
This is the most common cause of cracking in asphalt and concrete driveways. So, it’s crucial that you hire a dependable company that can install your driveway base reliably.

Will pavers crack?

As mentioned, an uncorrected drainage problem can lead to the patio beginning to sink or “cave in” as the ground underneath it erodes. As this happens, pavers can actually begin to crack. Sunken pavers can lead to water “pooling” on top of the patio. Pooling can also occur when the pitch isn’t correct.