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How Much Does It Cost to Pave a Concrete Driveway?

Low
$1,580
Average Cost
$3,040
High
$3,790
(38'x16')

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How Much Does It Cost to Pave a Concrete Driveway?

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(38'x16')

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Concrete Driveway Paving Cost by Project Range

Low
$1,580
38'x16' - DIY
Average Cost
$3,040
38'x16'
High
$3,790
38'x16'

How Much Does It Cost to Pave a Concrete 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.

Paving a typical two-car concrete driveway of 16 feet wide and 38 feet long (610 sq. ft.) without curves or slopes costs $3,040. Therefore, the average cost per square foot amounts to $4.99, although it can be higher if excavation is needed.

Cost Breakdown

Concrete Driveway (610 sq.ft.) 

ItemUnit CostQuantityLine Cost
Material for a 4 inch thick concrete driveway with steel mesh 1, with delivery.$2.59per sq.ft.610$1,580
Material Cost$2.59per sq.ft.610$1,580
+ Labor Cost$2.40per sq.ft.610$1,460
Total Cost$4.99per sq.ft.610$3,040


The driveway is a 4-inch thick concrete slab 2 with reinforcing wire mesh. The required 7.7 cubic yards (including 4% loss) of prepared concrete is delivered by truck.

The Total Cost includes the five-man crew that will be a total of 42 man-hours on the job, or a full day for the crew. Their included work is on-grade preparation of the driveway site, forms placing and removal, base material and final grading 3, and concrete finishing and curing. 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 50 hours of work between five able persons (a 10 hour day for the crew). The crew will need to be working safely at ground level. Normal concrete hand tools are necessary.

Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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glossary term picture Reinforcing Mesh 1 Steel mesh: Material made of interlaced steel bars or wire, welded together, used to reinforce concrete
glossary term picture Concrete Pad 2 Concrete slab: A flat area of concrete that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as a patio or a driveway
3 Grading: The process of evening out the ground's surface, making it either flat or sloped.

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

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

The information provided by our cost guides comes from a great variety of sources, including specialized publications and websites, cost studies, U.S. associations, reports from the U.S. government, contractors and subcontractors, material suppliers, material price services, and other vendor websites. For more information, read our Methodology and sources.