Gravel is a common material choice for an exterior driveway and parking apron.
You will find that the cost to install average gravel 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 single lane driveway with additional 500 sq.ft. of parking apron; include costs for all material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Gravel driveway: transport 3/8" washed gravel 5 miles and spread to 6” depth along 300' of 8' wide lane and 500 sq.ft. of parking; total 2,900 sq.ft.||$0.74||per sq.ft.||2,900||$2,135|
|Upgrade: additional cost for 150 feet of built in place concrete square curb 6" tall x 12" base.||$4.21||per foot||150||$632|
|Material Cost||$0.95||per sq.ft.||2,900||$2,767|
|+ Labor Cost (gravel spreading)||$32||per hour||8||$256|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$36||per hour||16||$576|
|Total Cost||$1.24||per sq.ft.||2,900||$3,599|
Prices range from $2,135 (2,900 sq.ft. gravel drive - DIY) to $3,599(2,900 sq.ft. gravel drive - 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: