Concrete is a common material choice for an exterior patio slab.
You will find that the cost to install an average concrete patio depends upon material and finish grade, surface area, preparation and special requirements, 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.
Patio slab: 500 sq.ft.; include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Concrete slab: excavate, prepare, pour, and broom finish 500 sq.ft. of 2" thick concrete patio slab with rebar, wire mesh, and aggregate/sand base.||$2.17||per sq.ft.||525||$1,141|
|Upgrade: add earth tone color and pavers-embossing.||$0.45||per sq.ft.||525||$234|
|Material Cost||$2.75||per sq.ft.||500||$1,375|
|+ Labor Cost (base)||$36||per hour||24||$864|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$36||per hour||10||$360|
|Total Cost||$5.20||per sq.ft.||500||$2,599|
Prices range from $1,141 (500 sq.ft. concrete patio slab - DIY) to $2,599(500 sq.ft. concrete patio slab 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: