Concrete is a common material choice for an exterior driveway and parking apron.
The cost to install average concrete driveway depends upon material and finish grade, surface area and material volume, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Driveway: 300 feet of 8' wide driveway and 500 sq.ft. of parking apron; include transport, material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Concrete: transport less than 20 miles; prepare and build the 8' wide x 4" slab with mesh and rebar atop 4" base; and 500 sq.ft. of parking; total 2,900 sq.ft.||$3.40||per sq.ft.||3,045||$10,355|
|Upgrade: additional cost to install a 6" thick slab.||$0.97||per sq.ft.||3,045||$2,954|
|Material Cost||$4.59||per sq.ft.||2,900||$13,309|
|+ Labor Cost (base)||$36||per hour||82||$2,952|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$36||per hour||30||$1,080|
|Total Cost||$5.98||per sq.ft.||2,900||$17,341|
Prices range from $10,355 (2,900 sq.ft. concrete driveway - DIY) to $17,341(2,900 sq.ft. concrete driveway - upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
Local costs have been calculated by accounting for labor and material cost differences across different cities. To get accurate cost estimates, indicate yours: