How Much Does It Cost To Install Gravel Sidewalk?


(800 sq.ft. gravel sidewalk)
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Gravel Sidewalk Costs

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Gravel is a common material choice for an exterior sidewalk.

You will find that the cost to install average gravel sidewalk depends upon 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.

Gravel sidewalk: 200 feet of perimeter sidewalk around a 2,500 sq.ft. house footprint; include costs for miscellaneous material, 25 mile delivery range, equipment, and waste.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Gravel sidewalk: prepare, spread, and tamp 200 linear feet of 48" wide by 6" thick base of washed gravel. $2.21 per foot 200 $442
Upgrade: additional cost for 200 feet of concrete curb 6" tall x 12" wide. $4.27 per foot 200 $855
Material Cost $6.48 per foot 200 $1,297
+ Labor Cost (base) $36 per hour 26 $936
+ Labor Cost (upgrade) $36 per hour 33 $1,188
Total Cost $17.10 per foot 200 $3,421

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate service area of the provider.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • Additional hand-excavation of typical soil will cost around $50 per cubic yard.
  • Typical additional residential site clearing and preparation tasks range in cost from $0.50 to $1.50 per sq.ft. depending on amount and size of material, and transport.
  • These flatwork examples do not include engineering attention to curves or inclines.

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DIY considerations

  • This project is somewhat suitable for DIY with a good set of tools and skills.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series year 2015.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor Web sites.
  • Literature review of DIY Web sites.
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Cost by city

(800 sq.ft. gravel sidewalk)
  • New York, NY$2,214
  • Bronx, NY$1,819
  • Brooklyn, NY$1,516
  • Philadelphia, PA$1,891
  • Washington, DC$1,641
  • Atlanta, GA$1,485
  • Miami, FL$1,350
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$1,415
  • Minneapolis, MN$1,659
  • Chicago, IL$1,934
  • Houston, TX$1,994
  • San Antonio, TX$1,339
  • Austin, TX$1,516
  • Denver, CO$1,281
  • Phoenix, AZ$1,351
  • Las Vegas, NV$1,483
  • Los Angeles, CA$1,671
  • San Diego, CA$1,516
  • San Jose, CA$1,832
  • Seattle, WA$1,341

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