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Question DetailsAsked on 2/19/2018

We are wanting to add a patio at the side of the house. What is the average Cost to add concrete patio

Size would be about 16x16 currently just a grassy area

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Assuming decent subsoil conditions (not mud/silt/soft clay) so only a few inches of sod/topsoil has to be removed and replaced with base material, typically around $5-10/SF for cast-in-place concrete, around $7-15/SF for pavers, $15-25 for flagstone or stamped/stained concrete, on up for exotic stone or detailed patterns in stamped concrete or pavers - VERY rough numbers. This assumes decent access for removal and construction for bobcat or such - through gate or by temporary removal of a section of fence. If only wheelbarrow accessible can raise the cost by up to $5-10/SF.

Be sure the patio AND the excavation for it both slope slightly (1% typically) away from the house for drainage, and if butting up against the house foundation I HIGHLY reocmmend a wide flexible water/dirt elastomeric seal be put between the patio and the foundation when it is placed to prevent pressuring up from dirt getting in there or water freezing there. I usually put in a flexible seal at the top of the patio, PLUS a treated wood trim board or metal flashing over the joint and extending a couple inches out onto the patio to keep everything out of the joint.

And don't forget not to cover up utilities, and check permitting requirements - especially since you said at side of house - some areas consider a patio a "structure" so setback requirements from property line may apply.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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