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Block Paving and Brick Paving prices in 2021

Average Price
$900 - $8,500

How much do Brick and Block paving cost?

Looking to revamp your driveway with some new paving but not sure how much it’ll set you back? Read on to find out how much you’ll pay for brick or block paving.

What is Brick Paving?

Brick paving is made from clay that has been formed into the shape of a tile. The term ‘brick’ can also be used to describe the shape of the stone, but more often than not the material is not actually brick, so you want to make sure you are getting the right material.

One of the benefits of brick paving is that it comes in a wide variety of colors, although red and grey are the most popular options. It’s also extremely hard-wearing, lasting generations, making it well worth the investment!

 Price-wise, brick paving costs 15% to 20% more than concrete bricks. It’s also far more expensive than gravel or even a flat concrete drive. 

What is Block Paving?

Block paving is similar to brick paving but uses concrete and not clay to create each tile (known as ‘pavers’). 

One of the benefits of block paving as it’s a much cheaper option than clay. However, it’s much less durable than brick paving, with a lifespan of around 20 years on average.

Also, the quality of the concrete can vary significantly. It’s possible to find block paving that looks like natural stone, but equally some block paving can look cheap and be prone to breakage easily. That’s why it’s important to shop around.

How much do Brick and Block paving cost on average? 

Block Paving & Brick Paving cost
Type of pavingHighest average price Lowest average price
Block paving$3,600$900
Brick paving $8,500$2,000

If you’re on a budget, then block paving is your best bet, starting at around $900 for a small driveway. Although block paving isn’t as durable as brick paving, so you get what you pay for. 

Brick paving is considered the higher quality material versus block paving. This is reflected in the price which sees brick paving costing between $2,000 and $8,500. If you wish to have brick paving, a good way to save money is to only have it laid in key areas such as the drive and walkways. 

Usually, the price will come under $5,000 for a medium to large size yard but will climb towards $8,000 in states such as California. 

What impacts the cost of a Brick and Block Paving service? 

The cost of brick and block paving is impacted by some key factors, including:  

  • The shape of your driveway 

  • Maintenance fees 

  • Additional features 

The shape of your driveway  

If you’ve always found your driveway shape to be quite awkward or too narrow then now is the time to correct it. You’ll also need to decide whether you want the paving on just a portion of the drive (where you’d park and around entranceways) or if you wish to cover the entire garden. 

The greater the area you cover will impact the overall price, as it will take longer for your contractor to complete - and time is money! If you have a particularly large yard, you may wish to leave some space for grass or landscaping.

Maintenance fees

Despite brick and block paving is a fairly low maintenance home addition, you should treat your yard to some professional cleaning once and a while. Pressure washing could set you back $200 - $280 depending on the size of your drive. Likewise, anti-mold/weed solution can be applied by cleaners and your paving can also be re-sanded too. 

Brick paving is the easiest to maintain as clay is far less likely to crack compared with concrete. If any building work takes place that requires you to lift your paving stones, then this is very easy to do, which is another advantage of paving compared with a concrete drive. 

Additional features 

Paving can be put down on its own to complement your existing garden. However. If you want to impress your neighbors, then you can also get yard landscaping included in the job. 

For example, if you have an uneven driveaway you may wish to have everything leveled off before the work starts. Or if you dislike the arrangement of any greenery, you can create a new paving design and start from scratch with new fencing, turf, and plants. 

Yard landscaping is more work and will inevitably bump up the price. But it’s worth the investment if you’re looking to increase your property’s curb appeal. 

Other factors to consider

When it comes to repaving your driveway there are plenty of things to think about! As well as making the all-important decision of whether to opt for brick and block paving, it’s important to consider your garden as a whole. 

For example, you’ll need to decide which paving design to go for. Both block and brick paving is available in a wide range of styles and colors. Brick paving in particular retains color well, and it’s also possible to have contrasting colors (such as light and dark grey) to add interest to the design.

Depending on the skill of the contractor, you may be able to have your paving laid in a circular pattern. This style works particularly well to frame landscaping, especially if you don’t want to remove trees from your garden. 

Getting Brick and Block paving - is it worth the cost? 

There are plenty of reasons why you should choose brick and block paving over alternative driveway material options. Firstly, paving stones are not only timeless but also look more expensive and classic, especially compared with laying concrete over your drive. Whatsmore, unlike concrete, paving stones are a lot less likely to crack. It’s also much easier to dig up paving stones for maintenance issues and place them back down without being able to tell the difference. 

Even with the cheaper block paving stones, you will get approximately 20 years of use out of them, making them great value for money overall. If you’re thinking of selling, having a chic driveway could also make your home a more attractive prospect to buyers.  However, if brick paving is within your budget, then it’s definitely worth the investment as it’ll last you for generations to come. 

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