Brick edging is a convenient and traditional way to define boundaries for garden beds and lawns. Bricks also make an attractive, inexpensive edging material for walkways, patios and driveways and can add a cohesive design element to a yard's landscape.
|What you can expect|
|Range per linear foot:||$13.86||$18.29|
|Range for this type of project:||$346||$457|
Brick Edging Cost
Cost of SW-grade, kiln-fired clay brick in salmon, pink, or rose tone measuring 2-1/4"x4"x8". Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Brick Edging Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete installation. Edging area will be excavated, and 3" concrete base will be poured and leveled. Paving bricks will be laid, and joints mortared. 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.
Brick Edging Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including cutting and grinding materials, mortar, and reinforcement.
Brick Edging 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.
|cost to install brick edging|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per linear foot||$4.24|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 25 linear foot||$395.39|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 25 linear foot||$340.92 - $449.85|
In addition to creating a clean, appealing border, the exposed portion of the brick stops mulch and soil from washing out of the garden. The brick also helps to protect delicate plants from potential damage caused by mowing and edging. Brick edging on pathways and patios can deter visitors from stepping off onto the lawn, and brick can draw attention to a focal point in the landscape design, such as a water feature. In addition, brick is constructed for longevity, and if properly installed by a professional, it's likely to last for the lifetime of the house.
Brick is one of the cheapest edging materials available to homeowners, but costs still vary depending on what it's made from and its style. Lower grades of brick made from plastic or clay can keep the cost of a project down, while bricks made from recycled materials or those with decorative edges can increase project costs. Additional cost considerations include linear footage of the project and materials such as gravel or cement that are needed to keep the brick securely in place.
The installation of brick edging can be more complicated and labor-intensive than it appears. It often requires tools that most homeowners don't own. A contractor or landscaper can ultimately prove to be more cost-effective for the project. Professionals have the proper equipment and skills to efficiently install edging around landscape features, saving time and the cost of equipment rental.