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|
Prices range from $442 (800 sq.ft. gravel sidewalk - DIY) to $3,420(800 sq.ft. gravel sidewalk 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: