If you’re looking to add a touch of luxury to your backyard, consider having a paver patio installed. Patios can be used for many purposes, from hosting social gatherings with family, friends and neighbors, to simply enjoying some peace and quiet outdoors on your own. But before you start planning your dream patio, it’s important to understand the total cost of construction.
Factors That Impact Cost
There are countless options when it comes to choosing features for a paver patio. Including a massive variety of paver options, installation styles, shape and more that can alter the overall cost of your paver patio. If you look into these factors before beginning the project, you can avoid sticker shock.
You want the patio to be large enough to accommodate your needs, whether it’s for entertaining dozens of guests or just gathering with your family while also meeting budget requirements. You don’t want your patio to be so small that there is no room for seating or a fire pit. If you have a deck at your home, a good rule of thumb is to have your patio match its square footage (at a minimum).
There are dozens of ways to design and install a paver patio. Your chosen installation pattern will shape the entire appearance of your patio so it’s important to look into your desired paver size, color and shape to ensure your paver space is built exactly how you want.
Paver patios built by a professional contractor are usually priced based on size, you can generally expect to pay between between $15-$25 per square foot. These numbers should only be used as a guide because there are many components that impact pricing, such as the brand and style of paver (some brands cost more than others), your property’s terrain, and how easily accessible the worksite is for the contractor’s equipment and personnel to get into.
Most paver patio projects installed by top-rated professionals will start at $2,500 and increase from there. While there is no “standard” backyard patio because every property and project is different, expect to pay between $4,000 – $8,000+ to have a patio built that is large enough to be a gathering space and will be durable against the elements. The prices can increase if features such as a fireplace or outdoor kitchen is also constructed.
Grading and Leveling
A long-lasting paver patio is the result of a meticulously planned installation that takes into account a proper grade and slope. If your backyard is not very flat, your project may require additional grading, site prep or even retaining walls to ensure the patio can be built properly.
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