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How Much Does It Cost To Install A Concrete Sidewalk?

Typical range: $2,279-$2,755

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For your project in zip code 20149 with these options, the cost to install a concrete sidewalk starts at $7.60-$9.18 per square foot. Your actual price will depend on job size, conditions, finish options you choose.

Porch’s concrete sidewalk cost calculator is a useful tool to help you determine the cost of pouring a concrete walkway for your home. Replacing a broken sidewalk or installing a brand-new sidewalk boosts the resale value of your home, not to mention improving the overall look of your landscaping. The cost for a concrete walkway varies considerably, depending on things like the style you choose, where you live, the materials being used, and so on.

Read on to find out how much it costs to make your sidewalk concrete, including what factors contribute to the project's overall cost.

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Square Feet

Standard ServicesQuantityLowHigh
What you can expect
Range per square foot:$7.60$9.18
Range for this type of project:$2,279$2,755
Estimate: $2,517
Concrete Sidewalk Cost
320
square feet
$543$621
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Cost of residential-grade, 4+"-thick concrete with classic broom finish, reinforced with fiberglass to support 3500 PSI. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups.
Concrete Sidewalk Labor, Basic
24
hours
$1,581$1,916
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Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Height and slope will be assessed to plan layout, and loose soil lightly graded and removed. Forms will be set and reinforced; then concrete will be poured, leveled, and finished. Specialty services, such as excavation, gravel base layer, compaction, or hardscape demolition will incur additional costs. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Concrete Sidewalk Job Supplies
320
square feet
$68$77
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Requisite supplies for the job, such as reinforcing matterials, additives, isolation materials, and agents for cleaning and chemical release.
Concrete Sidewalk Equipment Allowance
1
job
$88$141
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Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include perimeter form boards and stakes, 48" Bull Float, reinforcing bar cutter, and 5+ CF mixing box with mortar hoe. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Optional Services
Option: Slab Excavation
6
hours
$407$493
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Standard services
Concrete Sidewalk Cost
$543 -$621
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320
square feet
Cost of residential-grade, 4+"-thick concrete with classic broom finish, reinforced with fiberglass to support 3500 PSI. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect coverage and occasional touch-ups.
Concrete Sidewalk Labor, Basic
$1,581 -$1,916
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24
hours
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Height and slope will be assessed to plan layout, and loose soil lightly graded and removed. Forms will be set and reinforced; then concrete will be poured, leveled, and finished. Specialty services, such as excavation, gravel base layer, compaction, or hardscape demolition will incur additional costs. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Concrete Sidewalk Job Supplies
$68 -$77
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320
square feet
Requisite supplies for the job, such as reinforcing matterials, additives, isolation materials, and agents for cleaning and chemical release.
Concrete Sidewalk Equipment Allowance
$88 -$141
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1
job
Daily rental of specialty equipment for maximum quality and efficiency. These include perimeter form boards and stakes, 48" Bull Float, reinforcing bar cutter, and 5+ CF mixing box with mortar hoe. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Optional Services
Option: Slab Excavation
$407 -$493
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6
hours
What you can expect
Range per square foot:
$8 - $9
Range for this type of project:
$2,279 - $2,755
Estimate:
$2,517
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YOUR ESTIMATE
$2,517

NATIONAL AVERAGE RANGE
$2,242 -$2,711
YOUR ESTIMATE

Install a Concrete Sidewalk: national average cost

The national average materials cost to install a concrete sidewalk is $1.79 per square foot, with a range between $1.67 to $1.91. The total price for labor and materials per square foot is $8.26, coming in between $7.47 to $9.04. A typical 300 square foot project costs $2,476.55, with a range of $2,241.99 to $2,711.11. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.
cost to install a concrete sidewalk
National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot$1.79
National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$2,476.55
National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot$2,241.99 - $2,711.11

Concrete sidewalk cost

The cost for a concrete sidewalk averages around $1,800, but expect to see prices ranging between $729 on the lower end and $2400 on the upper end. The biggest considerations in determining the cost of your project are the expected size of the sidewalk and the style and finish you choose.

Concrete sidewalks don’t have to be the simple gray or white type that you often see lining the streets. There are many different styles, finishes, and colors to choose from. If you aren’t comfortable working with concrete, you may consider hiring a professional contractor to complete the project. This raises the cost of a concrete walkway, but it’ll take a lot of the worry off your shoulders.

How much does a concrete sidewalk cost per foot

The cost to install a concrete sidewalk is $13 per square foot, with a range between $8 to $18 per square foot. Your actual price will depend on your location, job size, conditions and finish options you choose.

The following table shows the average cost per square foot:

Square FeetAverage CostLowest CostHighest Cost
100$1,300$800$1,800
200$2,600$1,600$3,600
250$3,250$2,000$4,500
300$3,900$2,400$5,400
400$5,200$3,200$7,200
500$6,500$4,000$9,000
600$7,800$4,800$10,800
 

Using concrete for sidewalks and porch steps is a popular choice for homeowners due to its durability and versatility. Concrete is available in several strengths, but ready-mixed concrete that cures quickly tends to be the most popular for sidewalk installations.

Considering the type of concrete you choose, some concrete sidewalk contractors determine your cost by how many cubic yards of concrete are needed. One cubic yard of concrete averages around $108, easily covering most average-sized sidewalks. To find a more accurate cost projection, determine your walkway's exact length and width, then determine how many cubic yards of concrete would cover it.

For a more sophisticated look, use stamped concrete. Stamping concrete involves pressing a patterned stamp into wet concrete, creating a stylish motif for your walkway. You can choose virtually any pattern, from wood grain to tile, with an average cost of $8 to $12 per square foot without considering the cost of labor.

Another great option is stained concrete. This finish adds a touch of color to your project, which you can match or contrast with the exterior of your house. With stained concrete, your chosen color gets applied to the surface of the concrete rather than blending it in all the way through. This option is more costly than standard concrete but less than stamped concrete, averaging about $15 per square foot.  

Cost to remove and replace concrete sidewalk

Concrete is a durable material for sidewalk construction, but it’s still prone to damage. Extreme temperatures can cause concrete to swell and shrink, ultimately resulting in cracking. Tree roots can also cause buckling to occur in the concrete as they grow and push up against the underside of the sidewalk. The cost of a sidewalk replacement depends on the removal of the old one, which costs between $535 and $1500, depending on the following factors:

  • Difficulty
  • Sidewalk size
  • Whether you need permits
  • Whether you need to mark the utility lines before removing the sidewalk 

These things change the cost of your sidewalk removal, so make sure to let contractors know about them when you’re getting quotes for the removal project.

Concrete sidewalk installation labor cost

Creating an attractive concrete sidewalk requires skill and a thorough knowledge of the materials. It’s a labor-intensive project, especially when it involves removing an existing sidewalk. Without considering removing the old sidewalk first, the labor involved in installing a concrete sidewalk involves the following:

  • Excavating the ground where the sidewalk will be installed
  • Building the mold around the sidewalk area
  • Mixing the concrete, including blending in sand or other aggregates
  • Pouring the concrete into the mold and leveling it

Typically, the labor involved in creating a concrete sidewalk should average about $36 an hour, without considering the cost of materials and extras like removing the old concrete. 

Walkways and sidewalks installation cost

A new walkway or sidewalk can be a beautiful addition to your home. You can have your sidewalk installed directly in front of your home or a garden or backyard area. Install a walkway leading from your street to the front door to create a beautiful look and an easy pathway. Take a look at the area where you want to install a new sidewalk, then come up with a few ideas to help you turn your vision into a reality.

Walkway cost factors

A well-put-together concrete sidewalk can be both functional and beautiful, no matter where it’s located. Before you start looking for quotes, you’ll need to think about exactly what you want the sidewalk to look like and where it’ll be situated. These considerations and the following factors can alter the overall cost for a concrete walkway:

  • Shape - A sidewalk with organic lines versus straight lines will likely cost more due to the added difficulty.
  • Style - A more ornate sidewalk is more costly than something simpler.
  • Driveway - An added concrete driveway increases the overall cost by at least $5000.
  • Grading - If the contractor must grade your lawn to install the concrete sidewalk, this adds to the project's cost.
  • Permits - If permits are necessary for your project, these will be an additional cost.
  • Quality - Lower-quality concrete is significantly cheaper than high-quality concrete.
  • Boulder removal - If it’s necessary to remove a boulder to complete the work, this additional labor results in higher charges.
  • Volume - A larger volume of concrete costs more per cubic yard than the national average.
  • Overage - It’s best to budget for more concrete than you need to account for extra expenses that may crop up.

When planning a concrete sidewalk installation, it’s best to err on the side of caution and consider all the possible factors in your budget.

DIY vs hire a pro

Installing sidewalk concrete on your own may save you money in the short run, but it’ll likely cost you over time. While you may be able to mix and pour concrete, a professional sidewalk contractor will have years of experience and the necessary tools to complete the job properly. They’ll understand about grading a lawn first and ensuring your sidewalk is level and well-built. Professional contractors are also likely to have access to higher-quality materials than you’d see at your local hardware store, which broadens your range of possible materials.

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