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A patio can be made from many different materials including stone, pavers, and concrete. For this discussion we will look at the requirements and costs associated with the installation of a 192 square foot (12'x16') concrete patio. Of many home improvement projects, a patio installation is one considered to usually be a "DIY" project, but the scope of this particular design might require professionals to get the job done. After all, it is difficult to imagine handling the 200+ bags of Pre-Mix concrete that would be required for a patio of this size or the lifting of the hundreds of pounds of gravel that must be used as the base.
For the patio installation, the typical costs include:
If you are going to work with a contractor it is completely acceptable to ask for at four different bids from different groups. This is going to give a very accurate idea of the total costs and the level of control you will have over project.
Low: $700 (DIY)
Cost to build a patio varies greatly by region (and even by zipcode). Get free estimates from deck, patio and porch contractors in your city.