How much do limestone pavers cost?
Ashburn, VA

How much do limestone pavers cost?

Ashburn, VA

How much do limestone pavers cost?

$7 – $15average cost per square foot (materials only)
$16 – $32average cost per square foot (materials & installation)
$3,200 – $12,800average total cost (200 – 400 SF patio)

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$7 – $15 average cost per square foot (materials only)

$16 – $32 average cost per square foot (materials & installation)

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


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Limestone pavers cost

Limestone pavers cost $16 to $32 per square foot installed. A 10'x20' limestone paver patio costs $3,200 to $6,400 installed on average. Limestone paver prices are $7 to $15 per square foot for materials alone. The cost of large 24"x24" limestone pavers is $30 to $60 each.

Limestone pavers cost
Patio / walkway size (square feet) Average total cost
50 $800 – $1,600
100  $1,600 – $3,200
150 $2,400 – $4,800
200  $3,200 – $6,400
250  $4,000 – $8,000
300 $4,800 – $9,600
350 $5,600 – $11,200
400 $6,400 – $12,800
500 $8,000 – $16,000
1-car driveway (12'x24')* $4,600 – $9,200
2-car driveway (24'x24')* $9,200 – $18,400

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

Limestone paver patio featuring pavers by Polycor.
Limestone paver patio featuring pavers by Polycor.
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Limestone installation cost factors

Limestone installation labor costs $9 to $17 per square foot. The labor fees vary based on the project design and the base needed for the local soil type.

Limestone installation cost
Factor Cost per square foot Average total cost (200 – 400 SF)
Materials $7 – $15 $1,400 – $6,000
Installation labor & supplies  $9 – $17 $1,800 – $6,800
Total installed cost $16 – $32 $3,200 – $12,800

Most contractors recommend dry-laid installation for limestone paver patios. The total price for patio construction typically includes:

  • Installation labor – A general contractor charges $50 to $150 per hour. A landscaper costs $50 to $100 per hour and has more patio-work experience.

  • Site prepThe cost to regrade or level a yard is $0.04 to $2.00 per square foot.

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

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

  • Limestone type & size – Untreated limestone costs less than thicker pavers cut into specialty shapes with a unique finish.

  • Stone baseGravel prices are $10 to $50 per ton. Installers typically spread a 4" to 10" gravel layer that costs $2 to $5 per square foot under pavers. The gravel thickness varies according to the local ground conditions.

  • Ground fill materialsSand costs $15 to $50 per cubic yard delivered, or $50 to $150 per ton. Placing sand above the gravel for dry-laid stones promotes drainage.

  • Total project size – Prices per square foot go down for larger jobs and increase slightly for smaller jobs according to the minimum fees of the company.

  • Custom stone cutting – Complex designs like installing a semicircle patio or curved borders cost more in labor since many stones need precise cuts onsite.

  • Excavator workExcavation costs $100 to $300 per hour for an operator with their backhoe to tear out old pavement, re-slope the yard, or level the patio base.

  • Demolition – Removing an old paver patio costs $1 to $5 per square foot. Concrete removal costs $3 to $8 per square foot.

  • Weed barrier – Landscape fabric material prices are $0.05 to $0.25 per square foot depending on the type. Installers use this barrier under the gravel bed to stop gravel from sinking down into the ground soil.

  • Sealant – Applying a stone sealant costs $2 to $10 per square foot. Sealants protect stones from staining, cracking, and color fading.

Limestone prices

Limestone pavers cost $7 to $15 per square foot on average for the material alone, but prices can range from $4 to $80 per square foot depending on the paver size, type, and color. Common sizes range from surface dimensions of 6"x12" to 24"x36" and 1.25" to 2.00" in thickness.

Limestone prices by paver size
Paver size Average material cost per paver
6"x12" $4 – $8
12"x12" $7 – $15
12"x24" $15 – $35
16"x24" $20 – $45
24"x24" $30 – $60
24"x36" $50 – $80

Limestone types and colors

Limestone comes in hundreds of types, textures, and neutral colors. Dark-colored limestone pavers fade more over time.

The most common limestone options are:

  • Beige

  • Gray or blue-tinted gray

  • Off-white or pure white

  • Pale gold

  • Cream

  • Coral pink or light orange

  • Black

Limestone pavers from the La Roche line offered by Eco Outdoors.
Limestone pavers from the La Roche line offered by Eco Outdoors.

Limestone patio additions and upgrades

Common features and upgrades include:

Limestone patio pavers pros and cons

The following table shows the advantages and disadvantages of limestone patio pavers:

Pros and cons of limestone patio pavers
Pros Cons
  • Many colors & textures available
  • Durable paver
  • Similar look of granite or marble at lower cost
  • Low maintenance
  • Good for warm & cold climates
  • Weather resistant
  • Lasts 15 – 50+ years
  • Fades, stains, & cracks without sealant
  • Chips or breaks under heavy foot traffic
  • Sensitive to acidic cleaners

Cost of limestone vs. other materials

While a limestone paver patio costs $16 to $32 per square foot with installation, a regular brick or concrete paver patio costs $10 to $17 per square foot installed. See the following table for other paver material prices and installation costs:

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Cost of limestone vs. other materials
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
Granite pavers cost $10 – $15 $19 – $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

Limestone pavers FAQs

What is limestone?

Limestone is a natural and highly porous stone found near coastlines. This sedimentary rock contains calcite, calcium carbonate, and clay from the decomposition of shells. Limestone colors include brown, gray, and off-white shades with tints of green, red, or gold.

Do limestone pavers need to be sealed?

Limestone pavers need to be sealed after installation. Unsealed pavers easily absorb moisture, which leads to stains, color fading, and cracking from freeze-thaw cycles. Waxing is another way to protect limestone.

Clean and maintain limestone by:

  • Sweeping off dirt regularly

  • Washing off pavers with a hose & mild soaps monthly

  • Treating stains with absorbent cleaning powders

  • Pressure washing every 1 to 2 years

  • Refilling polymeric sand between joints for uncemented pavers

  • Resealing every 3 to 5 years

Where to buy limestone

You can buy limestone pavers from:

  • Landscaping supply companies

  • Stone and paver suppliers

  • Masonry supply outlets

  • Home improvement stores

  • Quarry suppliers

  • Paver and tile supply outlets online

Hiring a limestone paver contractor

Before hiring a paver installer near you, be sure to:

  • Collect at least 3 estimates from several paving landscapers.

  • 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.

  • Ask for an estimate, contract, and warranty in writing before work begins.

  • Beware of the lowest bids that often indicate low-quality results.

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

Questions to ask

  • How many limestone patios have you installed?

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

  • How can I reach the project manager, and how big is their crew?

  • 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 stones do you recommend, and do you need to apply a sealer to them?

  • Is it better to set these pavers on concrete or to dry-lay the stones in sand?

  • What are my options for edging?

  • Are you familiar with my local building codes for patios?

  • 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 equipment?

  • What is your payment schedule?