Many homes in Ontario use concrete for their driveway, front entrance, backyard patio or pool deck because this landscaping material is durable, stable and low maintenance. As an example of its durability, concrete driveways can last for over 20 years, unlike asphalt driveways which only lasts a maximum of 8 years. There is also the added advantage that weeds will not grow on the paved area.
Concrete is considered less expensive than interlocking stone. Click here to learn how much interlocking pavers cost in Ontario.
Since concrete is priced by square footage, the shape and size of the area will increase/decrease the cost. The average price of concrete ranges from $18 – $25 per square foot. The price of the concrete landscaping project is calculated based on a few factors.
Factors that impact the price of your concrete project
The price of your concrete project will range depending on various factors, including the type of concrete finish, the complexity of the job, any add-ons like accent borders, and and the accessibility of the landscaping project. Plain concrete is the least expensive, but you have the option of adding more curbside appeal by adding colour to concrete. Concrete is mixed in the truck and is stain resistant.
A level up from brushed concrete is Exposed Aggregate Concrete which gives your driveway or backyard patio that added texture. Decorative, stained or stamped concrete are premium finishes that will bring the price higher. These finishes can give the landscape a unique, high-end look.
Concrete is more affordable but there are a few things to consider. With the temperature’s fluctuation, concrete will crack, though stress lines are created to minimize these occurrences. In addition, since concrete is harder to remove, replacing or repairing partial areas is more challenging than interlocking pavers.
At Markstone Landscaping, we have specialized crews for every step of the installation process. For additional information on various concrete applications, contact us for a no-obligation consultation for your landscaping project.
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