How much do cobblestone pavers cost?
Ashburn, VA

How much do cobblestone pavers cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much do cobblestone pavers cost?

$10 – $25average cost per square foot (materials only)
$20 – $50average cost per square foot (materials & installation)
$17,300 – $28,800average total cost (2-car driveway)
$4,000 – $20,000average total cost (200 – 400 SF patio)

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$10 – $25 average cost per square foot (materials only)

$20 – $50 average cost per square foot (materials & installation)

$17,300 – $28,800 average total cost (2-car driveway)

$4,000 – $20,000 average total cost (200 – 400 SF patio)


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Average cobblestone pavers cost

Cobblestone pavers cost $20 to $50 per square foot installed on average or up to $75 per square foot for specialty installations. A cobblestone patio costs $4,000 to $20,000. A 2-car cobblestone driveway costs $17,300 to $28,800 installed. Cobblestone prices are $10 to $25 per square foot.

Cobblestone pavers cost
Patio / walkway size (square feet) Total cost installed
50 $1,000 – $2,500
100 $2,000 – $5,000
150 $3,000 – $7,500
200 $4,000 – $10,000
250 $5,000 – $12,500
300 $6,000 – $15,000
350 $7,000 – $17,500
400 $8,000 – $20,000
500 $10,000 –$25,000
1-car driveway (12'x24')* $8,650 –$14,400
2-car driveway (24'x24')* $17,300 –$28,800

*Fees increase from $50 to $75 per square foot with a gravel base of 8" to 12" deep.

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Cobblestone price per square foot by type

Cobblestone prices are $10 to $25 per square foot, excluding installation. Prices vary by the type and shape. Gray granite cobblestones are the most common.

In comparison, most other brick or concrete pavers cost $2 to $4 per square foot on average for materials.

Granite cobblestone price per square foot
Cobblestone type Cost per square foot* Size per cobblestone piece
Cube $17 – $20 3.5" – 4.0" on all sides
Square thin $16 – $18 4"x4" at 2" thick
Regulation $16 – $17 5"x9" at 5" thick
Thin landscape $10 – $16 4"x8" at 2" – 3" thick
Landscape $15 – $17 4"x8" at 4" thick
Jumbo $10 – $25 7"x10" at 4" thick

*Material prices for recently quarried granite, not reclaimed or antique cobblestones.

Prices of traditional cobblestone alternatives include:

  • Concrete cobblestone-shaped pavers cost $4 to $5 per square foot for sizes6"x6" to 6"x9" at 2" to 3" thick.

  • Concrete cobblestone matted pavers cost $5 to $6 per square foot on average.

  • Concrete cobblestones with irregular rounded shapes cost $6 to $7 per square foot and are 2.5" to 2.75" thick.

A house with a cobblestone driveway and patio.
A house with a cobblestone driveway and patio.

Cobblestone paver installation cost factors

Cobblestone paver installation labor costs $10 to $25 per square foot. Additional fees to install cobblestones depend on local site conditions.

Cobblestone paver installation cost
Factor Cost per square foot Average total cost (200 – 400 SF)
Materials $10 – $25 $2,000 – $10,000
Installation labor & supplies  $10 – $25 $2,000 – $10,000
Total installed cost $20 – $50 $4,000 – $20,000

Cost factors include:

  • Leveling – The cost to level or regrade a yard is $0.04 to $2.00 per square foot.

  • Landscaper laborLandscaping costs $50 to $100 per hour for setting the cobblestones and all related yard work.

  • Patio edgingLandscape curbing costs $5 to $18 per linear foot.

  • Permit – A permit costs $200 to $300 for paver patios of 200 to 400 square feet.

  • Stone baseGravel prices are $10 to $50 per ton. A 4" to 6" deep gravel base works for patios and walkways, but an 8" to 12" deep base is essential for driveways.

  • Ground fill materialsSand costs $15 to $50 per cubic yard delivered, or $50 to $150 per ton. Installers place sand above the gravel for dry-laid cobblestones for rainwater drainage and to stabilize the stones.

  • Cobblestone size per piece – Higher prices of $20 to $36 per square foot apply for thicker stones cut into extra-large 0.5- to 1.0-square-foot blocks.

  • Antique cobblestone – Reclaimed cobblestones from historical sites cost up to double the price of normal cobblestones.

  • Color – Black granite cobblestones are the most expensive color. Pink and yellow granite also cost slightly more than the common gray granite.

  • Demolition – Removing a damaged stone patio costs $1 to $5 per square foot. Concrete removal costs $3 to $8 per square foot.

  • Total job size – Prices per square foot are cheaper for big jobs and increase for small jobs according to the contractor's minimum fees.

  • Custom stone cutting – Installing a semicircle patio or curved borders will raise labor fees since many stones need precise cutting for that design.

  • Weed barrier – Prices for landscape fabric materials are $0.05 to $0.25 per square foot depending on the type. Installers lay this barrier under the gravel bed to stop gravel pieces from sinking down into the ground soil.

Cobblestone patio cost

A 10'x20' cobblestone patio costs $4,000 to $10,000 or $20 to $50 per square foot installed. This price includes a well-draining base of gravel 4" to 6" deep that's ideal for most patios.

Cobblestone patio cost
Patio size Average total cost installed
6'x9' $1,100 – $2,700
10'x10' $2,000 – $5,000
10'x20' $4,000 – $10,000
12'x12' $2,900 – $7,200
12'x24' $5,750 – $14,400
15'x15' $4,500 – $11,250
20'x20' $8,000 – $20,000
24'x24' $11,500 – $28,800
30'x30' $18,000 – $45,000

Cobblestone driveway cost

A 2-car cobblestone driveway costs $17,300 to $28,800 or $20 to $50 per square foot installed with a 4" to 6" gravel base underneath. However, the cost of a cobblestone driveway can reach $75 per square foot with an 8" to 12" gravel base in climates with a frost line deeper underground.

  • Excavation and prep alone can take several days, and laying the cobblestones adds another 1 to 2 days.

  • Cobblestone driveways must have a level and well-compacted base to maintain a flat surface under the extra weight of vehicles.

In comparison, other driveway pavers cost $10 to $30 per square foot installed with bricks, concrete pavers, rubber pavers, or permeable-grid paving.

Cobblestone walkway cost

A 4'x20' cobblestone walkway costs $1,600 to $4,000 on average or $20 to $50 per square foot installed. This price range includes a gravel base of at least 4" below the cobblestones to allow for the necessary drainage.

In comparison, a regular stone walkway costs $16 to $35 per square foot installed.

Cobblestone walkway cost
Walkway size Square feet Average cost installed
Primary / front walkway (minimum)
20'x4' 80 $1,600 – $4,000
35'x4' 140 $2,800 – $7,000
70'x4' 280 $5,600 – $14,000
90'x4' 360 $7,200 – $18,000
Primary / front walkway (comfortable)
20'x5' 100 $2,000 – $5,000
35'x5' 175 $3,500 – $8,750
70'x5' 350 $7,000 – $17,500
90'x5' 450 $9,000 – $22,500
Side path / secondary walkway
20'x3' 60 $1,200 – $3,000
35'x3' 105 $2,100 – $5,250
70'x3' 210 $4,200 – $10,500
90'x3' 270 $5,400 – $13,500

A curved cobblestone walkway around a residential home.
A curved cobblestone walkway around a residential home.

Cost of cobblestone pavers vs. other types

A regular brick or concrete paver patio costs $10 to $17 per square foot installed on average—about half the cost or less of installing a cobblestone patio. The following table shows other paver material prices and installation costs:

Cost of cobblestone pavers vs. other types
Paver material type Material cost per square foot Cost per square foot installed
Bluestone pavers cost $6 – $14 $15 – $31
Granite pavers cost $10 – $15 $19 – $32
Limestone pavers cost $7 – $15 $16 – $32
Sandstone pavers cost $9 – $13 $18 – $30
Brick pavers cost $2 – $6 $10 – $17
Permeable pavers cost $4 – $12 $8 – $30
Concrete patio costs $2 – $6 $5 – $15
Stamped concrete cost $2 – $6 $8 – $19
Marble $5 – $20 $10 – $40
Slate $9 – $25 $18 – $42
Gravel costs $0.50 – $1.50 $1 – $3
Pea gravel costs $0.50 – $1.50 $0.85 – $2.80

Cobblestone pavers pros and cons

The following table shows the advantages and disadvantages of cobblestone pavers:

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Pros and cons of cobblestone pavers
Pros Cons
  • Lasts 50 – 100+ years
  • High curb appeal
  • More installation options for unique shapes
  • Lots of colors available
  • Low maintenance
  • Stain resistant
  • Easy to repair
  • High load-bearing capacity
  • Naturally rough non-slip surface
  • Expensive to buy & install
  • Creates an uneven surface without proper installation
  • Difficult snow removal
  • Requires professional installation

Cobblestone pavers FAQs

What is cobblestone?

Cobblestones are natural stones from riverbeds cut into square or rectangular shapes. Cobblestones are typically granite, basalt, bluestone, or limestone. More expensive types of cobblestones include marble and travertine. These pavers have non-slip surfaces, withstand all climates, and are the most versatile to install.

Where to buy cobblestone pavers

You can buy cobblestone pavers from:

  • Home improvement stores

  • Landscaping companies

  • Quarry suppliers

  • Stone and paver outlets online

  • Masonry supply outlets

Getting estimates for cobblestone pavers

Before hiring a paver installer or patio contractor, be sure to:

  • Compare 3 or more estimates from different cobblestone paver professionals.

  • Select licensed, insured, and bonded companies with 5+ years of experience.

  • Ask if they have certifications as an ICPI Residential Paver Technician or from a masonry association.

  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Request an estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before work starts.

  • Beware of the lowest bids that may be a sign of low-quality results.

  • Never make the last payment before the job is complete.

Questions to ask

  • How many cobblestone paver projects have you installed?

  • Can I see a portfolio of your past installations and references?

  • What are the price differences between the cobblestone types you offer?

  • How do I contact the project manager, and will you bring subcontractors?

  • Will you pull all permits?

  • Do you check for underground utility lines before digging?

  • What will you use for the base under the stone pavers?

  • Will you compact and level the base before installing paver stones?

  • Which cobblestones do you recommend?

  • What are my options for edging?

  • Are you familiar with building codes for patios in this area?

  • Does this bid include all materials, delivery fees, labor, prep work, and cleanup?

  • How long will this job take?

  • What does your warranty policy include?

  • How much space will you need for the crew and equipment?

  • What is your payment schedule?