When looking to upgrade a property, whether you just purchased or have lived on the same block most of your life – you may think of getting a new driveway. One question you may ask yourself is, “how much does that really cost”? We are here to tell you that there is no definitive answer to how much you may have to spend on your new driveway because there are multiple factors that go into the pricing!
One of the major components of pricing a new concrete driveway is the square footage of the project. The total square footage of a concrete driveway would be the length of the driveway in feet multiplied by the width of the driveway in feet. Concrete contractors are extremely experienced in taking these measurements in order to get an accurate price for your new driveway. There are also multiple tools that can be used in order to get a precise measurement for a new driveway. Some of those tools include chalk to help with irregular shapes, measuring tape, or even string! Once the square footage is determined, you can expect to pay a certain dollar amount per square foot. In 2021 the average dollar amount per square foot ranges from $8 to $18. Having that certain dollar amount per square foot combined with the average size of concrete driveways for 2021, the average cost is somewhere between $1,800 to $6,000.
Another factor that contributes to the price of a new concrete driveway is the design. Different types of decorative concrete can include coloring, stamping, polishing, molding, and etching. Decorative concrete can add to the cost of getting a driveway installed as it involves specialized knowledge, increased labor, and different materials. For example, colored concrete may call for a color hardener that allows an array of colors to solidify on the concrete. Another example of a material that can impact the price of a new driveway is a chemical stain. Chemical stain creates an uneven, or translucent color that mimics natural stone. Yes, these additions will cause the price of your new concrete driveway to increase, but it will make the appearance even more appealing!
Another element that can affect the price of a concrete driveway is whether or not it is new or is being replaced. If the driveway is on a new plot of land with no existing concrete, it will be cheaper. If you already have an existing driveway, the concrete contractor is going to factor in the price of removing the previous driveway. The price of removing a driveway will depend on your location, the size of the driveway, the disposal fee, etc. These are all items to consider when deciding on your new concrete driveway!
Picking the right Residential Concrete Experts will also affect the price of your new concrete driveway. While you may not always want the cheapest option. If you are willing to pay a little more for a new concrete driveway, that will ensure you get higher quality concrete, more decorative options, and even better customer service! Sam the Concrete Man is a business that guarantees all of those features. We have helped thousands of customers with their new concrete driveways and are a company that you can trust. Our owners will come out for a free estimate and look at all of the external factors before throwing out a price!