Concrete Driveway Cost Overview
Your basic, plain, grey concrete driveway will cost between $3 to $7 per square foot. Prices typically range by geographical area and project type. A more decorative concrete driveway will typically cost between $8 to $18 per square foot. Cost for decorative driveways vary greatly and are dependent upon design features and coloring effects. Many home owners choose a decorative concrete driveway because they tend to be long-lasting and low-maintenance which makes the heavier investment worth it in the long run. Decorative concrete driveways come in a variety of design options so creating a custom and unique look are very easy to do. Many customers want their driveway to mimic the look of natural stone, or they may want a patterned design with concrete pavers.
Whether choosing a basic concrete driveway or going with a more decorative driveway, concrete materials offer a stable and sturdy, long-lasting surface that is durable and wear and weather resistant. Homeowners have nearly endless options to create a one-of-a-kind driveway that will add value to any property and greatly increase curb appeal.
Basic Decorative Concrete Driveway: $8 to $12 per square foot
When looking at a basic decorative driveway to upgrade an existing plain grey concrete driveway you can enhance your concrete driveway for a reasonable cost.
Basic decorative concrete driveway installations usually include:
· One coloring method (integral or surface-applied)
· Textured concrete finish
· Exposed aggregate
· Basic stencil
· Basic border
Mid-Range Decorative Concrete Driveway: $12 to $18 per square foot
Adding more elaborate driveway effects allow homeowners to incorporate color and patterns while creating texture and contrasts for a more customized and unique look.
Mid-range enhancements typically include:
· Use of two or more colors or patterns
· Use of two or three colors and contrasting border
· Scored and stained concrete
High-End Decorative Concrete Driveways - $18+ per square foot
For the ultimate upgrade to your new or existing home adding a high-end decorative concrete driveway will not only add instant equity and value to your home but also amazing curb appeal and uniqueness. Get creative with driveway design to include:
· Borders, saw cut designs, and hand-applied chemical stain accents
· Multiple scoring patterns and stain colors
· Advanced stenciling with hand-applied accents