Patios & Pathways Costs
Most homeowners spend between $1,226 and $14,138 nationally. Get free estimates from local patios & pathways contractors.
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Adding concrete or hardscaping to the exterior of your home can boost curb appeal and create more space for outdoor entertainment. There are many ways in which you can go about incorporating a hardscape into your existing layout. Adding a walkway can grant access to a beautiful garden area or make walking from the driveway to a front entrance or side door easier and more scenic. Concrete patios are an excellent addition for hosting cookouts and outdoor dinner parties. Fortunately, most homeowners can create their own hardscaped areas without incurring the cost of hiring a professional.
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Create a Custom Metal Structure or Object$4,210average cost
Install a Natural Gas BBQ$2,930average cost
Install a Patio or Pathway$2,859average cost
Repair Sunroom or Patio Enclosure$2,679average cost
Fabricate Sheet Metal$2,140average cost
Repair a Patio or Pathway$1,226average cost
Weld Metal$348average cost
|Types of Kitchen Remodel Projects||Average National Cost|
|Build a Patio Enclosure||$14,138|
|Create a Custom Metal Structure or Object||$4,210|
|Install a Natural Gas BBQ||$2,930|
|Install a Patio or Pathway||$2,859|
|Repair Sunroom or Patio Enclosure||$2,679|
|Fabricate Sheet Metal||$2,140|
|Repair a Patio or Pathway||$1,226|
A patio can take the form of a flat, paved area that is on the same level as the surrounding ground or a raised patio deck that overlooks a lawn or garden area. DIY remodelers may take many different factors into consideration when deciding whether a basic patio or raised patio deck is the more appropriate option. Local building ordinances are generally the most important factor while others may include climate, maintenance, budget, safety and personal preference. In general, concrete decks are typically the less expensive option as concrete is a low maintenance material. Patios that are not raised often require the added expense of excavation costs to prepare the land. DIY remodelers may also opt to use pavers, which offer similar benefits to concrete in terms of upkeep; however, the use of pavers for a level patio may also require excavation.
One of the easiest and quickest ways to build a DIY garden path is to use flagstones. Sometimes referred to as stepping stones, flagstones are easier to put in place because they do not have to be perfectly level with one another. They are designed to be placed with space between each stone. Since they take up more space, flagstones are less costly than other paving materials. Suitable stones can be found at a landscape supplier or quarry. In areas in which there are natural outcroppings of rock, flagstone can be found free of charge. Because these stones are heavy, it may be necessary to pay for hauling services.
In addition to being used to build a patio, pavers can also be used to construct a driveway. Because pavers are manufactured to a high standard, they are typically more durable than poured concrete driveways, and they often carry a lifetime warranty. Driveway pavers are easy to install and usually interlock, which strengthens the surface. In the event that damage occurs, pavers can be individually removed and replaced. Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, DIY renovators who are willing to invest time in the installation process can save money by avoiding hiring a professional.
Homeowners who wish to upgrade their yard by adding a paved area can achieve their goal in a variety of ways. The wide availability of paving materials that are easy to use and readily available in home improvement and hardware stores makes adding a hardscaped area easier and more cost-effective than ever.