How Much Does a Concrete Driveway Cost?

Cost of A Freshly Poured Concrete Driveway
If you wonder how much it costs to pour a new concrete driveway slab, contractors generally charge between $5,000 to $15,000. In the past few years, pricing in concrete materials has continued to increase month over month. We do not see this rise stopping soon. Unfortunately, all driveway materials are experiencing price increases due to the current market and supply chain issues. The size and shape of the driveway and any decorative features will be part of the price. Smaller driveways may cost more per square foot since many contractors have a minimum job price.

Cost per Sq/Ft of Concrete Driveway
A basic gray concrete driveway poured by experienced contractor costs between $5 and $12 per square foot. The cost of a driveway with a stain, primary border, and broom-finish texture rises to between $10 and $15 per square foot. A stamped concrete driveway with various patterns and details costs between $15 and $20 per square foot.

Pricing of 3 Unique Surface Techniques

1. Cost of Stamped Concrete Driveway
Concrete stamped driveways cost between $15 and $20 per square foot. The price will differ depending on the number of colors and designs used. Stamped concrete, also known as patterned concrete, is a block of cement that resembles stone, brick, or tile in appearance. To imprint a design right into the surface, contractors use a mold with the outline of the shapes that will go on your slab. They repeatedly press this mold into the slab before it hardens to give your intended finish.

2. Cost of Polishing a Concrete Driveway
Polished concrete is not recommended for driveways because it can be slippery when wet and needs to be constantly cared for to keep its shiny appearance. A colored concrete driveway looks like polished concrete by sealing it.

3. Cost of Staining a Concrete Driveway
Stained concrete driveways range from $10 to $15 per square foot. The stains will seep into the surface and give it a permanent color that won’t chip or fade. Acid-based stains provide earth tones, while water-based stains come in various colors.

Cost Analysis of individual Steps of Building a Concrete Driveway

Various criteria determine the cost of a new concrete driveway, including how many inches high your slab will be, color, form, length, and driveway design. You should also take into account whether it sits on a hill, the quality of the materials used during installation, site preparation work that’s required, labor charges, and proximity from obstructions. Contractors mainly use the square foot cost to price most concrete driveway estimates. Labor and material costs to pave concrete driveway will vary based on the crew’s experience.

To pave a concrete slab driveway, labor costs are $3 to $7 per square foot or 30-55% of the total cost. Concrete prices are $3 to $4 per square foot for a standard 4-inch thick driveway for the material alone. Increasing the thickness to 6-8 inches to support large trucks and semis can drive up costs by 40%.

Cost of Permitting a Concrete Driveway
In Tulsa, a concrete driveway permit costs around $100. The cost may differ depending on the location of the driveway. New driveways require a permit in most cases, but if there is already a paved runway connecting the property to a street, you may not have to pay for it.

Cost of Concrete Driveway Based on Region

Concrete driveway rates are above the national average in high-cost regions or cities. Season also has an impact on cost, depending on location and weather.

Cost to Excavate a Driveway
A driveway may cost anything from $3 to $6 per square foot to remove, including demolition and trash removal. The expense of eliminating a driveway is determined by several factors, including the size, condition, transporting to landfill, and if the concrete is reinforced with rebar.

Cost of Driveway Base Layer
It costs $2 to $6 per square foot to remove existing organic material from the driveway site. This is called excavation.

If you want to install a driveway, it is essential to ensure the sub-base is stable. This will help ensure that the driveway lasts for a long time. You will also need to ensure that the driveway allows water to drain correctly. This is important so that the water does not pool on your property. The yard leveling cost will be determined by how steep your driveway sits.

Rebar costs between $1.50 and $2.50 per linear foot, depending on the width and quality of the bars. The steel rebar in the concrete mix helps make the driveway stronger and less likely to crack.

Cost of Leveling a Concrete Driveway
The cost of leveling a driveway depends on the complexity and length of the project. It may cost anything from $2,000 to $5,000 to level a whole driveway.

Cost of Decorative Driveway
Stains and stamped designs are popular driveway materials. Depending on the design, they may cost $5 to $20 per square foot.

Cost of a Circular Driveway
A circular concrete driveway is about $20 to $25 per square foot more costly than a rectangular driveway owing to the extra labor required for curved shapes. Some contractors will only build circular concrete driveways of a specific size to do the amount of work to complete the job worth it for the cost and time of their crew. Borders around the perimeter made of bricks can add $20 per square foot.

Cost to add a Concrete Driveway Extension
If you want to add an extension to your driveway for another car, it will cost between $10 and $25 per square foot. The total cost depends on whether or not you want a border or a distinct finish, as well as how large you want to extend the area. The new concrete might not match the existing driveway because of fading and weathering.

Cost of a New Driveway Apron
A standard concrete driveway typically costs $7 to $12 for the area where the driveway meets the public street. This area is called an apron and typically covers the entire width of the driveway.

Before installing a driveway apron, check local Tulsa construction requirements to ensure the plans meet all needs. The city may even pay for the replacement.

Cost to Repair a Concrete Driveway
Contractors will repair a basic concrete driveway for between $800 and $5,000 on average. Fixing cracks, resurfacing, replacing sections, or leveling a concrete driveway may be required. If the repair cost estimate for your driveway comes to near-total replacement, you’ll save money long-term by doing the replacement instead.

Cost of Concrete Driveway Replacement
Contractors in Tulsa will charge between $7 and $15 per square foot or between $7,000 and $15,000 on average to resurface your driveway. The removal of the old concrete driveway and the removal of the garbage is included in this price. Material, specialized equipment, and labor are all required for a new driveway installation.

Concrete Driveway Home Project Cost (without a contractor)
A DIY concrete driveway costs between $4 and $8 per square foot. The cost of this does not include stamping or staining the concrete, which can increase the price by several hundred dollars. Pouring a brand-new concrete driveway is a difficult task that requires specific equipment and expertise that most homeowners don’t have at their disposal. Hiring a professional is usually more advantageous for most homeowners.

What is the cost of a concrete driveway by the yard?
A basic concrete driveway costs $40 to $90 per yard on average. Most contractors will buy their concrete in wholesale quantities by the yard. This is an easy measurement for suppliers and contractors when dealing with many jobs every month.

Cost of Heated Concrete Driveway
Heated driveway systems can add $30 per square foot to the price of a new concrete driveway. These electrically connected systems are placed in the sub-surface to assist on icy or snowy winter days.

Price of Concrete Compared with 3 Common Materials

1. Cost of Concrete vs. Asphalt
Asphalt driveways are less expensive than concrete driveways, but they do not last as long. Asphalt driveways cost between $4 and $8 per square foot, while concrete driveways range from $6 to $15 per square foot. Concrete is more durable and needs less upkeep in the long run.

2. Cost of Concrete vs. Pavers
Driveway pavers can cost around $30 per square foot. They last longer than concrete and are easier to maintain. Most people don’t want to install pavers because they are so expensive upfront than concrete.

3. Cost of Concrete Vs. Gravel
Gravel driveways can run you $5 per square foot, and sometimes less. Although gravel-only drives are becoming less popular, all driveways require a layer of gravel or another class 5 base material. They are unattractive and provide lesser value and modernity for your house if you intend on selling it in the future.

Cost to Resurface a Concrete Driveway
Concrete driveway resurfacing usually costs around $5 to $10 per square foot. This means that it would cost around $3000 to $6000 to resurface a typical driveway. The resurfacing process involves digging out the top layer of the driveway with a jackhammer or bobcat machine and then pouring fresh concrete on top.

Thomas & Son

Concrete Contractors Tulsa OK

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