How Much Does It Cost To Install Stamped Concrete?


(500 sq.ft. stamped concrete slab)
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Stamped Concrete Costs

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Stamped concrete is a common approach to improving the appearance and/or functionality of concrete surfaces like driveways, parking aprons, and floors.

The cost to apply average stamped concrete depends upon surface area, the type of stamping, special preparation 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.

Stamped concrete: 500 sq.ft. surface; excavate, prepare, pour, and finish a 2" thick concrete slab with rebar, wire mesh, and aggregate/sand base. Include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.

Item Unit Cost Quantity Line Cost
Stamped concrete finish: irregular flat-stone pattern of medium sized shapes. $2.17 per sq.ft. 525 $1,141
Upgrade: hand-grouting of stamped flat-stone pattern, color Saltillo. $0.18 per sq.ft. 525 $97
Material Cost $2.48 per sq.ft. 500 $1,238
+ Labor Cost (basic) $36 per hour 32 $1,152
+ Labor Cost (upgrade) $36 per hour 12 $432
Total Cost $5.64 per sq.ft. 500 $2,822

Other considerations and costs

  • These prices are for service in the immediate 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.

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DIY considerations

  • This project is not highly suitable for DIY requiring special tools and skills.
  • Beyond construction skills, realize that concrete is unforgiving of delay as it dries.


  • 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

(500 sq.ft. stamped concrete slab)
  • New York, NY$3,683
  • Bronx, NY$3,027
  • Brooklyn, NY$2,523
  • Philadelphia, PA$3,147
  • Washington, DC$2,731
  • Atlanta, GA$2,471
  • Miami, FL$2,247
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$2,354
  • Minneapolis, MN$2,761
  • Chicago, IL$3,217
  • Houston, TX$3,319
  • San Antonio, TX$2,228
  • Austin, TX$2,522
  • Denver, CO$2,131
  • Phoenix, AZ$2,248
  • Las Vegas, NV$2,468
  • Los Angeles, CA$2,781
  • San Diego, CA$2,523
  • San Jose, CA$3,048
  • Seattle, WA$2,231

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