The cost of flagstone walkway may seem a bit expensive when you compare it to concrete, but the natural beauty and durability of flagstone pavers make the price tag worthwhile. Flagstone isn’t a specific type of stone as you might think, but rather a flat slab of stone that can be cut into different shapes. Flagstone pavers are available in various sizes, shapes, and even colors, depending on the type of stone being used.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$18.77||$24.05|
|Range for this type of project:||$5,632||$7,214|
Flagstone Walkway Cost
Cost of residential-grade, 1"-thick flagstones sized from 12"x12" to 24"x36". Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Flagstone Walkway Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Area to be paved will be laid out, marked, and excavated. 4" base gravel, edge border, and 2" of bedding sand will be laid. Stone will be assembled, set, and leveled, and polymer-modified sand added to joints. Rate 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.
Flagstone Walkway Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including cutting and grinding materials, mortar, and reinforcement.
Flagstone Walkway Equipment Allowance
Daily rental of specialty equipment that maximizes the quality and efficiency of the work. These include a 115V wet masonry saw, 5-cubic-foot mortar box, and small plate compactor. Consumable equipment elements not included.
Option: Slab Excavation
Existing sidewalk, slab, or driveway will be excavated with hand tools to a uniform depth (up to 8") below final surface level. Excavation material will be distributed on site.
|cost to install a flagstone walkway|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$5.03|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$6,320.19|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 300 square foot||$5,541.63 - $7,098.74|
Drawing up a budget for a home or landscape renovation project can be complicated — especially when you consider more than one type of cost involved, and those costs may fluctuate. When drawing up a budget for your flagstone walkway, there are a few factors you’ll want to consider:
Flagstone pavers are an aesthetic option for your walkway, but they are heavy. A single stone can weigh between 12 and 20 pounds, depending on the size and thickness of the slab. This weight range makes installing a flagstone walkway a labor-intensive job, so installation costs average between $13 and $16 per square foot (with some variation according to where you live and which company you choose to hire). A 300-square-foot walkway, for example, would cost between $3,900 and $4,800 for installation alone.
Flagstone pavers are typically priced by the ton rather than by the square foot, with a range of $200 for lower-end materials to $550 for higher-end materials. You can also buy this type of paver by the pallet, from between $600 and $2,200 (which breaks down to $0.20 and $0.55 per pound).
Naturally, the overall cost and characteristics of flagstone pavers will vary according to the type:
While flagstone walkways may be labor-intensive to install due to the weight of the stone, the job is easy. While you can hire a professional to save some challenging work, it’s not strictly necessary. Learning to DIY a project is one area of the budget where you can save substantial money by opting to do the work yourself.
Here's a quick run-down of the pros and cons of installing your flagstone walkway or hiring a pro:
Pros of DIY
Cons of DIY
Pros of Hiring a Professional
Cons of Hiring a Professional
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