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How Much Does a Patio Cost?

 
low costConcrete 10x20 feet: $1,000-$2,000average costConcrete 80x20 feet: $4,000-$6,000high costFlagstone Small: $3,000-$3,600; Large: $24,000-$29,000
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Whether it's simple or lavish, adding a patio expands a home's living and entertaining space into the outdoors.

Typical costs:

  • Having a contractor level and prepare the area then pour a concrete slab ranges from $1,000-$2,000 for a 10x20-feet; $4,000-$6,000 for 80x20-feet; and $5,000-$10,000 for 100x100-feet. Smaller projects cost more per square yard because of minimum travel, labor and equipment costs. Concrete can be plain or have added color, texture or patterns--options that move a project to the higher end of the price ranges. A Virginia homeowner[1] did all the prep work himself and paid roughly $2,500 for 1,560 square feet.
  • Total costs for a do-it-yourself brick patio can run $2.80 a square foot or $560 for a 10x20-foot area, according to AskTheBuilder.com[2] . Having a brick patio professionally installed can run around $15 a square foot (labor and materials) or $3,000 for a 10x20-foot area, according to Landscape-Design-Advice.com[3] .
  • Having a bluestone or flagstone patio installed runs about $15-$18 a square foot, or $3,000-$3,600 for 10x20-feet, and $24,000-$29,000 for an 80x20-foot area.
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What should be included:
  • Better Homes & Gardens explains how to plan the perfect patio[4] , choose the right materials[5] , create interesting brick patterns[6] , calculate the number of pavers needed[7] , and add distinctive patio accents[8] . A free planting guide[9] is also available.
  • ThisOldHouse.com gives hints for how to get from plans to plants[10] as well as instructions for installing a patio of brick[11] , slate[12] or other stones[13] .
Additional costs:
  • Building a patio is just the beginning; furniture, plants, a barbecue, an electric outdoor heater and other accessories can add $200-$5,000 or more to the total cost.
  • Patio covers can be large outdoor umbrellas for $50; awnings for $300-$800 or $1,000-$2,000 for mechanized models; metal-and-canvas canopies or gazebos for $50-$350; a wood lattice roof or gazebo for $500-$10,000; and low-maintenance wood-patterned aluminum roofs for about $6,000-$8,000 for a 20x20-foot area, with screening added for an additional $3,000-$4,000.
  • Decide exactly how and when the new patio will be used. Gather information about potential materials and designs and collect images of patios that appeal. ConcreteNetwork.com[14] displays ideas for concrete patios while ThisOldHouse.com provides step-by-step[15] instructions for building a stone patio.
Shopping for a patio:
  • Get several estimates, making sure what is (and isn't) in each quote; understand whether all prep and clean-up work is included. Request and check references. Ask about the contractor's length and type of experience; and be sure they're properly bonded, insured and licensed in your state[16] . Check if there are any complaints with the Better Business Bureau[17] .
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14 x 18 Hip Roof plus 10 x 18 Slant
Amount: $12,000.00
Posted by: Texan in Houston, TX.Posted: November 20th, 2017 08:11AM
Type: Wood Framing, Matching ShinglesSize: 440 sq ft
Cost Breakdown
Framing - $6,650
-Demo on existing 10 by 12 Cover
-Rough Framing of Patio Plus Hardie Plank Siding
Concrete - $2,000
-350 sq ft added to existing concrete
Roofing -$1,700
-10 squares of 30 year shingles
$950
-Electrical - 2 Fans, 8 Recessed Lights, 1 GFI Plug
Painting - $500
-$300 labor; $200 material
Fans - $200
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Covered patio
Amount: $5,000.00
Posted by: Alma in San Antonio, TX.Posted: September 9th, 2017 12:09PM
Contractor: 4500
Covered roof shingles patio ,5 inches of cement 34x13 , 5 wood posts, 2 ceiling fans
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Alumina wood
Amount: $6,000.00
Posted by: hoser berrius in chula vista, CA.Posted: August 1st, 2016 06:08AM
Type: alumina woodSize: 11x35
Contractor: skyline
INCLUDES PLOT PLAN
WEATHER STOPPER GUTTER SYSTEM
STD POSTS
2X3 LATTICE TUBES
2X6 RAFTERS
3X8 SINGLE HEADER
3" INSULATED
11.20 INSULATED
11. 16 LATTICE
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Installing Slate Tile on an existing slab
Amount: $225.00
Posted by: Hal H in Cumming, GA.Posted: May 23rd, 2016 06:05AM
Type: SlateSize: 12X15
Looking for help. I bought slate tile from Floor and Decor store. I also have the cement and sealer. Need an average price I should pay for installation alone.
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Pergula & treated wood deck with polygrate roof cover
Amount: $23,473.00
Posted by: rick man in spring, TX.Posted: July 8th, 2015 10:07PM
Contractor: Accent outdoor spa
I really felt like I really over paid. According to my cal culations, we paid $48.90 per sa ft, total price 23,473.00
20x24
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15\' x 25\' Aluminum Cover - $10,000?
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: EricP in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.Posted: June 5th, 2015 12:06PM
Type: Size: 15 x 25
I've been getting quotes on a cover only. The latest is $10k with no electrical, no permits, no lights, fans or any extras. Just a plain solid 15' x 25' aluminum cover. Is that a bit high or the going rate?
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Covered Patio
Amount: $9.00
Posted by: Sandy30236 in Hampton, GA.Posted: June 3rd, 2015 09:06AM
Type: Wood with Shingle RoofSize: 10\'x24\'
I have gotten four quotes, thus far; they range from $9000 - $14K. I want a gabled roof covered patio over existing concrete patio. This includes installation of fascia, soffitt, hardiplank siding, electrical for 2 ceiling fans, roof shingles, weather proof ceiling, 4 columns (16"x16" ea); all to match existing house colors/materials. This will tie into existing roof and brick wall. Personally, I think these estimates are steep! I was thinking anywhere from $6-8K. The original builder of the house would have done it for about $5K as part of the contract. House is just a year old. Anyone else have advice?
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20x17 patio with pavers and sitting walls
Amount: $15,930.00
Posted by: Bogart in Chantilly, VA.Posted: April 24th, 2015 12:04PM
Type: PaversSize: 20x17
Contractor: Cutting Edge
I just recevied a quote for a patio remodel. It is an interior patio that is in between garage and townhouse. I wanted pavers with a sitting wall on at least 2 sides. I think we determined I had to have 3 sides of a sitting wall. He will have to take out existing decking materials. The quote seems a bit high.
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weeds growing through and brick pavers break
Amount: $7,000.00
Posted by: Sheila Meadows in Delray Beach,Florida, FL.Posted: June 13th, 2014 02:06PM
Type: brick patio areaSize: 20x10'
Contractor: Delray Garden Center
I had about 200 bricks already put down by a friend which were just laid on the ground, not permanently and these were taken up, they took them and did not give me credit. Laid their bricks, put in electrical lighting which was added to my bill for me to pay separate which was not on there estimate. Looks great, but the bricks that break off and the weeds make it hard to keep in good order.
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Patio Cost Just for Cement Alone
Amount: $2,000.00
Posted by: hard2bez in Waldorf, MD.Posted: May 25th, 2014 12:05PM
Type: Exposed AggregateSize: 20\' x 40\'
Contractor: Local
Just wanted you to get an idea just for the cost of delivered concrete alone. My contractor is a friend who is not marking it up. Cement is measured in yards; I got 14 yards. Hope this helps you decide.
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flagstone driveway with real grass and sub -grade irrigation
Amount: $15,000.00
Posted by: T. McKenna in anahiem hills, CA.Posted: March 28th, 2014 10:03PM
Type: Size: 600 sq ft
Contractor: Pro Lawn Care
beautiful job.guys worked hard, kept work area clean, very polite and trustworthy. driveway is like no other. real grass, real flagstone, no pop-up sprinklers. we love our tuscan villa in o.c. ca
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Pavers and Sod
Amount: $6,000.00
Posted by: Elias in Hollister, CA.Posted: August 16th, 2011 04:08PM
Type: Concrete PaversSize: 40x50
Contractor: Local
I have a very large yard that was just finished. I put in 850 square feet of 4 x 8 inch by 3 inch deep (yes they are that deep) pavers. That cost me a total of $3800. The pavers were called "seconds" so I got about a 50% discount on those. I did all of the prep work and helped to save in the costs. Also I just helped lay down 650 square feet of sod. Again I did most of the prep work and I spent $700 in labor and costs (including installing a sprinkler system which I dug up the trenches). The total timeline took about 5 months but I was on a budget and had help from a professional landscaper who happens to be a good friend. So $4500 for me for 1500 sq feet or approx.. $3 a square foot. Be prepared if you plan on doing the prep work as it is a really rough job but once you do it you will take pride in what you helped create. Also you will know why others pay full price because that job is worth about $8 a square foot just in labor!
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Patio + 8'x2' sitting wall, 3'x7' landing and two steps
Amount: $12,500.00
Posted by: Stefan in Leesburg, VA.Posted: August 10th, 2011 09:08AM
Type: flagstone on 4" concreteSize: 15' x 31'
Contractor: American Exteriors and Masonry
Is this a reasonable price? It is $27 per square foot with 10% discount at the end. I would have a landing built under my sliding glass door and a step down, a sitting wall 8 feet long and wells built around my basement windows to replace the corrugated iron there now that boxes the windows. Seems high compared to what I see here, but in Northern Virginia things usually cost more than other places in the country. I haven't done the job yet. This was the best bid I've received so far.
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Brick Paver for patio
Amount: $3,550.00
Posted by: OES Willy in Troy, MI.Posted: July 9th, 2011 12:07AM
Type: Brick PaverSize: 330
Contractor: Local
The contractor removed old concrete and trees in the 440 sqft patio, then installed the brick pavers (for 330 sqft), constructed garden walls (1 ft high), and a small brick step to the doorwall. The removal cost is about $900, and the remaining $2,650 is the cost for paver, garden walls and a step. The patio design includes some curves, while the majority of the area was paved with the Herringbone pattern. The material costs $2.40/sqft for brick pavers, and $150 in total for garden wall (Windsor Wall).
I got 3 quotes from different contractors, and the quotes are $3,550, $3,900 and $5,000-6,000. The last one is from a famous gardening center in the state. I am very satisfied with the quality of the job, and I believe the price is reasonable.
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Patio
Amount: $11,700.00
Posted by: kassaq in Columbia, MD.Posted: June 11th, 2011 09:06PM
Type: CST contempra paversSize: 216 sf
Contractor: Chesapeake Home Remodeling and Design
Received a quote of $11,700 for 216 sf pavers. Seemed outrageously expensive. I was looking to pay 1/4 to 1/3 of that price. What's a reasonable price for something like this?
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Flagstone patio
Amount: $9,000.00
Posted by: Anand in Ashburn, VA.Posted: June 11th, 2011 04:06PM
Type: PatioSize: 360
Contractor: Local
I am getting quotes to install a flagstone patio and I have been quoted $7500 and $1500 to build a trex steps to patio from my home. Is this a good price? The patio is little curved and with a seater wall and Columns. This includes the quote.
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Patio cover
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: sparkling in Houston, TX.Posted: April 27th, 2011 03:04PM
Type: wood w/shinglesSize: 20 x 20
I have a concrete patio and really want a plain wood cover with shingles. Don't want it screened or anything just a roof. Any idea how much something like this would run me? Only plan on being in the house for five more years so I don't want to spend a whole lot.
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Flagstone patio installed
Amount: $5,820.00
Posted by: a user in Buffalo, NY.Posted: April 16th, 2011 01:04PM
Type: Rosetta Grand FlagstoneSize: 270 Sq Ft
Is this a fair price for preparation and installation of this stamped concrete product, including materials?
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Patio
Amount: $1,600.00
Posted by: a user in Mount Holly, NC.Posted: April 4th, 2011 12:04PM
Type: concreteSize: 12x40
Contractor: Tim Crowe
My neighbor up the street had a slab of concrete poured last year. It looks great! I actually saw it earlier this year 2011. After we got our money squared away we went ahead and had Tim do ours. We are excited and cant wait to finish doing other things in the backyard.
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Always get a professional!
Amount: $950.00
Posted by: JustSue in McQueeney, TX.Posted: March 30th, 2011 05:03PM
Type: concrete patioSize: 21 X 17
Contractor: my neighbor
My very nice neighbor offered to lay the patio for me. I paid him $200. I bought the concrete, and he framed, poured and smoothed it. It was finished in an afternoon and it looks great. Unfortunately, when it rained I found out it slopes toward the home and water goes under my (manufactured)home where it stays damp. Now I am searching for a mudjacker to fix it - and that will cost about $1000 so I saved nothing by not getting a professional job in the first place!
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