How much do granite pavers cost
Ashburn, VA

How much do granite pavers cost

Ashburn, VA

How much do granite pavers cost

$10 – $15average cost per square foot (materials only)
$19 – $32average cost per square foot (materials & installation)
$3,800 – $12,800average total cost (200 – 400 SF patio)

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$10 – $15 average cost per square foot (materials only)

$19 – $32 average cost per square foot (materials & installation)

$3,800 – $12,800 average total cost (200 – 400 SF patio)


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Average granite pavers cost

Granite pavers cost $19 to $32 per square foot installed on average. A 10'x20' granite paver patio costs $3,800 to $6,400 total. A 2-car granite paver driveway costs $11,000 to $18,400 installed. Natural granite paver stone prices are $10 to $15 per square foot for materials alone.

Granite pavers cost
Patio / walkway size (square feet) Total cost installed
50 $950 – $1,600
100  $1,900 – $3,200
150 $2,850 – $4,800
200  $3,800 – $6,400
250  $4,750 – $8,000
300 $5,700 – $9,600
350 $6,650 – $11,200
400 $7,600 – $12,800
500 $9,500 – $16,000
1-car driveway (12'x24')* $5,500 – $9,200
2-car driveway (24'x24')* $11,000 – $18,400

*Extra fees often apply for a thicker gravel sub-base under driveways.

A fenced backyard with a granite paver patio surrounded by raised planting beds.
A fenced backyard with a granite paver patio surrounded by raised planting beds.
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Cost factors for granite paver installation

Granite paver installation labor costs $9 to $17 per square foot. The local ground conditions will determine how many extra fees apply for site prep before paving.

Granite paver installation cost
Factor Cost per square foot Average total cost (200 – 400 SF)
Materials $10 – $15 $2,000 – $6,000
Installation labor & supplies  $9 – $17 $1,800 – $6,800
Total installed cost $19 – $32 $3,800 – $12,800

Cost factors include:

  • Project size – Lower costs per square foot apply for larger jobs and higher costs per square foot apply for smaller jobs. Total fees vary according to the minimum fees of the company. Paver material discounts are available for bulk orders.

  • Stone-cutting complexity – Installing a semicircle patio or curved borders is difficult and labor-intensive since many stones need precise cuts for that design.

  • Type of granite – Black granite cobblestones cost the most. Pink and yellow granite also cost more than the cheaper and common gray granite.

  • Thickness – Most granite pavers are 2" to 5" thick, and the thinner pieces are cheaper but don't last as long as thicker ones.

  • Base – Gravel prices are $10 to $50 per ton or $15 to $75 per cubic yard. A layer of 4" to 10" of gravel under granite pavers costs $2 to $5 per square foot installed.

  • Ground fill materialsSand costs $15 to $50 per cubic yard delivered, or $50 to $150 per ton. The sand layer goes above the gravel for dry-laid stones to promote drainage and hold the pavers level.

  • Installation method – Most granite paver patios have dry-laid installation because it costs less mortar-set installation and is easier to repair.

  • Ground prep – The cost to level or regrade a yard is $0.04 to $2.00 per square foot. Excavation costs $100 to $300 per hour for an operator with their machinery to redo slopes for yard drainage.

  • EdgingLandscape curbing costs $5 to $18 per linear foot around the patio.

  • Permit – A permit costs $200 to $300 for small- to mid-sized patios.

  • Weed barrier – Landscape fabric costs $0.05 to $0.25 per square foot for materials according to the type. This barrier contains the gravel bed to stop gravel from sinking down into the ground soil.

  • Sealant – Applying a sealant costs $2 to $10 per square foot. Sealants protect stone pavers from staining and cracking due to moisture absorption.

Granite paving stone prices

Granite paver stone prices are $10 to $15 per square foot on average for materials only, depending on the size, color, and texture. Common sizes range from surface dimensions of 6"x12" to 24"x36" and 1.25" to 2.50" in thickness.

Granite paving stone prices by size
Paver size Average material cost per paver
6"x12" $5 – $8
12"x12" $10 – $15
12"x24" $20 – $30
16"x24" $25 – $40
24"x24" $35 – $55
24"x36" $60 – $85

Granite patio add-ons and upgrades

Common features and upgrades include:

Granite paving pros and cons

The following table shows the advantages and disadvantages of granite paving:

Pros and cons of granite paving
Pros Cons
  • Highly durable
  • Resistant to chips & scratches
  • Doesn’t buckle, crack, or shift with weather changes
  • Wide range of colors & textures
  • UV-resistant
  • Non-slip material
  • Expensive for vibrant colors
  • Higher installation fees for heavy weight
  • Difficult to cut
  • Not DIY friendly
  • Will stain & absorb moisture when unsealed

Granite pavers cost vs. other materials

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

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Granite pavers cost vs. other materials
Paver material type Material cost per square foot Cost per square foot installed
Bluestone pavers cost $6 – $14 $15 – $31
Cobblestone pavers cost $10 – $25 $20 – $50
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

Granite pavers FAQs

How long do granite pavers last?

Granite pavers last for 40 to 50+ years and are the most resistant stone to chips and cracks. Granite is less porous than other pavers, but it still requires resealing every 1 to 2 years to maintain its color.

Do you need to seal granite pavers?

You need to seal granite pavers after installation. Although granite isn't the most-absorbent stone, it does absorb moisture. Unsealed granite pavers attract mold growth.

Clean and maintain granite by:

  • Sweeping regularly with a thick-bristle broom

  • Washing with a hose & soap monthly

  • Pressure washing every 1 to 2 years

  • Refilling polymeric sand between gaps in joints

  • Resealing every 1 to 2 years

Do granite pavers get hot?

Granite pavers do get hot in the sun but hold less heat than bricks. You can keep granite pavers cooler by installing them with larger gaps between pavers. Granite pavers won't absorb as much heat if they're a light color and thicker than average.

Getting estimates from granite contractors

Before hiring a driveway contractor or patio contractor near you, be sure to:

  • Read the company's reviews on HomeGuide and Google.

  • Hire contractors who have at least 5+ years of experience.

  • Look for licensed, bonded, and insured companies.

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

  • Ask for copies of the contract, detailed estimate, and warranty up front.

  • Do not pay in full until after construction ends.

  • Beware of the lowest bids that often result in low-quality work.

Questions to ask

  • How long have you been installing granite pavers?

  • Can I see your reference list and photos of past jobs?

  • What are my design options for this project?

  • Will you use a sealant?

  • How will you prepare the foundation, and how deep will it be?

  • Will you mark utility lines before digging or grading?

  • How long will it take to finish this project?

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

  • What kind of warranties do you offer?

  • Can I get a discount if I combine this installation with other projects?

  • Will you use subcontractors and supervise them?

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

  • What’s the best way to contact the project manager?

  • If I need permits, will you pull them?

  • What’s your payment schedule?