Pre Made Landscape & Hardscape Designs
Hardscape and Landscape Design in Cincinnati have been growing exponentially in demand. To help others understand what some of the costs are and prices to expect, we have added some pre-made designs to give you a rough breakdown of costs.
What Does Hardscaping Cost?
The major costs of hardscaping are:
Materials- pavers, retaining wall blocks, gravel, etc.
Labor & equipment- the cost of manual labor and equipment
Site Preparation & Access-
objects or structures to remove
narrow openings- can slow production
long-distance travel for equipment
dump fees- cost to dump debris like concrete, soil, lumber, etc.
Cost of Pavers
The cost of pavers varies from around $3.50 per square foot to $15 per square foot or more. This is just the cost of the paver and nothing else. The biggest differences that make the cost of a paver vary is the:
Tumbled vs. Non-Tumbled
Sealed and Non-Sealed
For example, tumbled pavers are more expensive than non-tumbled because of the extra processing they go through. Similarly, pavers that are sealed from the factory are more expensive than unsealed pavers.
Design 1 is a walkway constructed from Travertine pavers and is approximately 220 square feet.
Approximate project cost- $4k to $6k
Design 2 is a straightforward project with a simple deck landing and steps down to a paver patio approximately 230 square feet. The pavers used are tumbled pavers with a non-tumbled soldier course(dark pavers).
Approximate Patio square footage= 230
Approximate Project Cost: $7k to $10k
Design 3 is a paver patio with seat walls and a fire pit with gravel landscaping along the border. The seat walls are approximately 8 ft long each.
Approximate square footage= 500
Approximate project cost- $8k to $12k
Design 4 is a raised patio approximately 16 to 20 inches above the ground, soldiers course, steps down from the paver patio, and updating the landscaping.
Approximate square footage of patio= 430
Approximate Project Cost: $12k to $16k
Design 5 is for serious entertainers, with an approximate patio space of 450 square ft (30'x15') and a fireplace with matching wood boxes. This space is ready for the next party, team dinner, or a relaxing evening by the fireplace.
Approximate patio square footage= 450
Approximate project cost- $16k to $19k
Design 6 has a little bit of everything in it, deck construction, raised paver patio, and retaining walls.
Retaining wall dimensions- 50ft long (total) and an average of 3 to 4 ft tall
Paver Patio square footage- 800
Composite Deck square footage- 400
Approximate project cost- $36k to $43k+
The average cost of the following hardscape add-ons:
Firepit- $500 to $1200
Fireplace- $6k to $17k
Seat walls- $700 to $3k plus
Water Feature- $1k to $10k plus
**Estimating with labor and materials**