Here are some bluestone walkway costs for the project below.
Note that it is rather wide at the driveway area and there is also a
substantial landing as you approach the front porch. Then find out how much it
would cost if you used pavers or concrete instead!
Landscaping Costs Ebook
I wrote this ebook to provide homeowners and landscapers with project pricing. Click the link to find out more. This is completely up to date and based on my own experience with estimating and reviewing proposals...very eye opening!
This is the image of the bluestone walkway as it begins. The entry area is about twice the width of the main walkway area. Even though the walkway is curved, this area starts out with straight lines. Then the beautiful arcs appear. The stones are laid parallel and perpendicular to the driveway.
If you like this type of design, take a look at my page on curved walkways.
In this drawing you can see the entire design, including the landing. This nice large area can accommodate a bench and planters, although it makes the price more expensive.
The total square footage of this walkway is 350 square feet. The distance from the driveway to the front porch steps is 58 feet.
You can pace out your own distance (or measure it exactly). Then decide on a width. In this design the width is 4.5’. You can have yours 4’ and that would be fine. Or you can get more dramatic and have it 5 – 6’ wide.
Cut down on costs by using different paving materials (see below), making the walkway more narrow, and/or reducing the size of the entry areas at both ends. The bigest savings will be by using pavers or concrete for your walk.
Dry Laid Bluestone $7700
Note: Stones set in concrete would be at least twice the price!
Note: Coloring the concrete, acid washing it or creating a
geometric pattern will make it much more interesting.
If you are deciding between concrete, pavers and bluestone also visit these pages where I have provided the pros and cons.
"Susan, what a pleasure it was to work with you. You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at night and always so quickly! Your design is amazing and we only hope we can do justice to it when we plant. You have such fantastic ideas and you are so open to suggestions and changes. Loved working with you - now if you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"
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