Brick Paver Driveway Paving Cost

How much does it cost to pave a brick paver driveway?

A paved driveway provides a stable and secure access surface for automobiles to move from the street to the house and perhaps a garage door entrance.

You will find that the cost to pave a brick paver driveway varies by location, shape, size, labor rates, and decorative quality of the finish.

A typical two-car driveway is 16 feet wide and 38 feet long without curves or slope, for a total surface area of 610 square feet. It will typically cost $19.08 per square foot to be professionally supplied and paved with brick pavers. The DIY Material Cost is around $3.96 per square foot.

Cost breakdown

Brick Paver 1 Driveway (610 sq.ft.) 

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Material for a 4-inch thick brick paver 1 driveway, with delivery$3.96per sq.ft.610$2,410
Material Cost$3.96per sq.ft.610$2,410
+ Labor Cost$15.12per sq.ft.610$9,220
Total Cost$19.08per sq.ft.610$11,630


The driveway is a 4-inch thick slab of brick-pavers. The required 610 sq. feet of pavers and other masonry material is delivered by truck.

The Total Cost includes the two-man crew that will be a total of 190 man-hours on the job, or two weeks for the crew. Their included work is brick laid on edge with 3/8" mortar 2 joints and setting bed with running bond. Material installed includes mortar 2, an asphalt 3 tack layer, and a 2" sand base.

Their work does not include any landscaping activity before or after the construction, nor any sub-grade excavation of the driveway site.

The DIY homeowner should count on at least 200 hours of work between two able persons. The crew will need to be working safely at ground level. Normal masonry hand tools are necessary.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Excavation by hand of sub-grade average type soil is $50 per cubic yard ($325 in this example) using hand tools and dispersing soil in the local area.
  • If necessary, land-clearing and site-preparation typical to a residential scale project including manual and mechanical removal of shrubs, trees, stumps, and boulders will typically range in cost from $0.50 to $1.50 per sq. foot depending upon the amount and size of the material, and the off-site distance of material transport.
  • Taxes and permit fees are not included.
  • While specialist providers may deliver excellent and rapid results it may be wise to consult with a registered engineer especially if the design is complex or large.
  • Engineering: whenever driveways have any sort of slopes, curves, or angles in them it usually means that costs are going to increase. This is due to the need for engineering to allow runoff to properly drain away from the home and into the street, and it usually also means more labor in preparing the surface.    
  • This construction may require approval from local administrative authority.
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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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1 Brick paver: Bricks that can be laid together in a pattern to create a path or patio
2 Mortar: A mixture of Portland cement or lime or a combination of both, sand, and water used to bind bricks, stones, and concrete masonry units together
3 Asphalt: A viscous, black mixture of hydrocarbons often used for roofing and waterproofing. It is also used in asphalt for paving roads

Cost to pave a brick paver driveway varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Annandale, VA
+24%
Arlington, TX
+6%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Aurora, CO
+10%
Austin, TX
+13%
Baltimore, MD
+12%
Boca Raton, FL
0%
Bronx, NY
+32%
Buffalo, NY
-1%
Cambria, CA
+21%
Chattanooga, TN
+1%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Chula Vista, CA
+8%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Conroe, TX
+21%
Corpus Christi, TX
+4%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Davenport, FL
-15%
Deltona, FL
-23%
Denver, CO
+1%
Detroit, MI
+16%
Fort Lauderdale, FL
+2%
Grand Rapids, MI
+7%
Greenville, MS
-39%
Hackensack, NJ
+26%
Hollywood, FL
0%
Houston, TX
+24%
Irving, TX
+10%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kenosha, WI
+9%
Kissimmee, FL
-20%
Lakeland, FL
-13%
Largo, FL
-14%
Louisville, KY
-7%
Menlo Park, CA
+44%
Mesa, AZ
-2%
Miami, FL
+1%
Minneapolis, MN
+25%
Moorpark, CA
+4%
Murfreesboro, TN
-7%
Naperville, IL
+47%
New Orleans, LA
+35%
Norristown, PA
+44%
Oakland, CA
+36%
Ocala, FL
-25%
Orlando, FL
+2%

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