Cost to Install a Concrete Driveway

Updated: March 2018

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Concrete Driveway Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 4+ inch thick, fibermesh reinforced 3500 PSI concrete. Broom finish. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$214.45$245.61
Concrete Driveway Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install concrete driveway with favorable site conditions. Layout driveway height and slope. Lightly grade and remove loose soil. Set forms and reinforcing. Pour and finish concrete. Excavation, gravel base layer, compaction or hardscape demolition not included. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$214.45$245.61
Concrete Driveway Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install concrete driveway including: reinforcing materials and additives, isolation materials, cleaning and chemical release agents .
129 square feet$214.45$245.61
Concrete Driveway Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: Perimeter form boards and stakes. 48" Bull Float, reinforcing bar cutters, 5+ cubic foot mixing box with mortar hoe. Daily rental.
129 square feet$214.45$245.61
Option: Slab Excavation
Excavate with hand tools to a uniform depth below final surface level - to a maximum depth of 8 inches. For sidewalks, slabs and driveways. Distribute excavation material on site.
129 square feet$214.45$245.61
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Concrete Driveway   
Average Cost per Square Foot  
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For a basic project in zip code 47474 with 120 square feet, the cost to Install a Concrete Driveway starts at $7.43 - $9.16 per square foot*. Actual costs will depend on job size, conditions, size options.

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Cost to Install a Concrete Driveway - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of concrete driveway new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Concrete Driveway Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Concrete Driveway Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Concrete Driveway Installation. Add 13% to 22% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

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