Cost to Install a Brick Patio
Find the average brick patio cost by doing it yourself compared with what it costs to hire a mason and learn what's involved. Enter your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live.
One of the nicest additions to a home is a patio that extends living space to the outdoors, and one made of bricks adds a touch of class with its traditional appeal and appearance. Today you'll find a growing selection of clay pavers and a variety of design patterns to use in laying them. We like using plastic grids set in sand that help align the bricks in a basket-weave pattern.
Laying a brick patio is no job for the faint of heart because it's strenuous work that involves considerable digging and hauling, not to mention working on your hands and knees for long periods of time. The job involves digging up the soil, leveling the area to a depth of about 5 inches and then setting the bricks in a base of at least 5 inches of sand.
You can buy the materials for a 15-by-20-foot brick patio for $1,100 and do it yourself and save 51 percent. A mason will charge $2,275 to do the job. Timewise, figure it'll take about 45 hours for you to do the job, or 39 hours if you hire a mason.
Before you begin, decide what you'll do with the lawn and landscape material you remove from the location of your new patio. If there's good lawn, consider renting a sod cutter to save it, and plan to reuse any shrubs or plantings elsewhere in your yard.
To watch a video of building a patio with brick pavers click here www.ronhazelton.com.
National Average Cost
Install a Brick Patio
- DIY 51%
- PRO 49%