Undertaking home improvement projects and landscaping can be hard to compare and work out costs, especially when it comes to paving as an alternative to concreting. At APC, we outline the various costs to help you make a more informed decision.
How much does it cost for patio paving?
Patio pavers are available in materials like concrete, porcelain, Stoneware, natural stone and clay. Costs for pavers typically cost between $20m2 for concrete pavers up to $150m2 for natural stone.
Concrete pavers are the budget-friendly choice and come in a huge range of sizes and colours.
Natural stone and Stoneware provide a touch of luxury and a high quality surface that is scratch and stain resistant. In comparison, concreting might range from $75 to $110m2 making patio pavers a more favourable option.
How much does it cost for pool paving?
Choosing your pool paving requires both style and functionality. Pool pavers are generally designed to withstand salt-water exposure and can range from $50 to $150m2 for Travertine.
Travertine is a popular option for pool paving as it’s cool under foot which means you won’t burn your bare feet walking around your pool. It also has a luxurious feel to walk on. Travertine is also popular because it has a range of matching pool coping so that your pool paving can all be done with the same matching pavers.
Travertine pool paving can cost from $88 to $150m2 and the look of this natural stone won’t go out of style and will last you a lifetime, so you’re investing in the longevity of your pool space.
Our exclusive Stoneware range is also a popular choice for pools and can cost from $69 to $99m2. With a range of matching pool coping it also comes in pavers and tiles. This quality product will elevate any space. It’s salt, scratch and stain resistant so perfect for any family! Customers can use this product around pools and then continue with the matching tiles into their homes or entertaining spaces. Using the one product makes areas appear larger and creates an overall impressive look.
When compared to concreting, costs range from $80 to $120m2 and concrete has a rough texture meaning that any trips or falls around your pool will result in painful grazes. Concrete slabs also retain heat so will burn your feet when walking on.
Pool pavers prove to be a more durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative as well as a safe choice for your family.
How much does it cost for driveway paving?
Your driveway is a main feature of your home and street appeal and it deserves attention. Driveway pavers, made of concrete or brick, come in at $30 to $60m2. The durability and style they offer make them an appealing choice. In comparison, poured concrete driveways range from $75 to $120m2 and may present a quicker easier option, but potentially less visually appealing. Concrete invariably cracks and discolours, detracting from the resale value of your home.
Driveway paving costs can be more affordable compared to poured concrete and the options with paving are far more extensive.
Brick paving patterns for your driveway when laid in an interlocking pattern provide incredible strength and durability. You can create complementary styles with your driveway paving options. Driveway paving also allows flexibility when it comes to having to access any underground services and will not crack.
In Adelaide, soil conditions present a lot of movement due to the mix of soils we have and therefore can create large cracks and different levels in poured concrete driveways. Drive around your neighbourhood and look to see what options have been used when it comes to driveways. Do you think paved driveways look better and therefore add additional value to your home? Can you see any cracks in poured concrete driveways and what do you think they look like?
You can read more here about the benefits of paving your driveway.
Additional costs to consider
Sealing and Finishing
Sealing pavers, costs $10 to $20m2 and enhances longevity—an essential investment.
Factor in additional costs for decorative patterns, borders or custom designs to elevate your space.
Tips for cost effective paving
Plan meticulously to minimise wastage and ensure the optimal amount of materials is purchased.
Opt for products aligning with both your budget and aesthetic preferences. Also keep in mind functionality – what do you want from your paver? Do you need something slip resistant? Travertine is cool underfoot! Investing in your home so wanting a luxurious product? It’s important to consider every aspect before choosing your product
DIY vs Professional installation
DIY will save on labour costs and can save you waiting for a Tradie. There is also the satisfaction of completing a job yourself. If you want to tackle a DIY job, at APC we have a range of DIY guides to help you get the job done.
Professional installation may provide a more polished finish and can be beneficial for particularly challenging jobs.
Paving for your home is not just an investment; it’s a lifestyle choice. With a comprehensive understanding of costs and comparisons against poured concrete, you’re well-equipped to pave the way to your own outdoor paradise.
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