Concrete cost for sidewalk

Most homeowners pay $8.63 per square foot for concrete sidewalk installation. But not every concrete sidewalk is the same. Prices typically range between $5.89 and $12 per square foot, depending on the details of the projects.

In some cases, your sidewalk might fall below or above the typical range. Several facets can impact total costs, such as the sidewalk’s size, its grade of concrete, and whether it’s reinforced.

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SIZE (sq ft)

AVERAGE COST ($8.63 Per sq ft)

TYPICAL RANGE ($5.89 to $12 Per sq ft)



$294.50 to $600



$589 to $1,200



$1,178 to $2,400



$1,767 to $3,600



$2,356 to $4,800

Tips to Build a Concrete Walkway

The cost to build a single-car garage using conventional methods is $15,300 to $21,500. The cost to build this type of area using prefab construction is $19,400 to $15,600. It should have a minimum width of 12’ and a minimum depth of 20’. Consider enlarging these dimensions if you plan on using it for things other than parking. They are uncommon attached to homes but can be used for things other than parking.

Overbuild your forms

Every builder often have a nightmare about forms that bulged or even collapsed due to the under the force of wet concrete. To avoid these mishaps, you can build strong forms. Use 1-1/2-in.-thick boards (2x4s, 2x6s, etc.) except on curves. If you’re using 2x4s or 2x6s, then you should place stakes at the distance of 3 ft. apart. If the forms extend below ground, pack soil against them. If the concrete extends more than 6 inches above the ground, you need to reduce the space between the stakes and of the brace each one having the second stake and a diagonal kicker.

Form curves with hardboard

Hardboard is commonly used for the exterior walls, but you can also choose for forming curves because it’s flexible and cheap. A 12-in. x 16-ft. plank costs about $10 at lumber yards and you can cut it to any width you need. As the hardboard is so flexible, the hardboard needs extra space to prevent bulging against the force of the concrete. If the forms are belowground then should place the stakes having the maximum 3ft width and pack soil against them. For aboveground forms, space stakes 16 in. apart.

Keep stakes below the form tops

Stakes that project above forms create a hurdle for your screed board—and screeding concrete is hard enough without obstacles. So before you pour, take five minutes to cut off any protruding stakes. If the tops of your forms are near ground level, make sure your screed board won’t drag against the ground; you may have to skim off a little dirt to clear a path for the board.

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Put down a solid base

A well drained base is considered to be best for a crack free concrete. The best plan for a solid base usually includes compacted soil followed by several inches of a base material such as gravel. But you can say the best base depends on the climate and the soil conditions. You can get in touch with the local builders or to the local building inspectors who’s familiar with the conditions of your area. Packing the soil with a rented plate compactor is always a good idea, but you may be able to skip the gravel altogether if you have sandy soil.

Avoid too much water

While getting the concrete delivered, the driver may ask “Should I add some water?” Unless the concrete is too dry to flow down the chute, your answer should be “No, thanks.” You need to measure the right amount of water because extra water results in weakening of the mixture. More water makes it easier to work with right away, but will lead to a weaker slab.

If you are mixing the concrete then you can run the test: Plow a groove in a mound of concrete with a shovel or hoe. The groove should be fairly smooth and hold its shape. If it seems to be rough and chunky, then add a smidgen of water. In the case it caves in, you should add more dry concrete.

Slow the curing

Water is considered to be essential for the chemical process so that it makes concrete harden, as long concrete stays damp, the harder and the stronger it gets. If you want to slow down the process then cover concrete with 4-mil plastic sheeting. When concrete is hard enough so you can’t make an impression with your finger, gently spread the plastic. Need to stretch it out to eliminate wrinkles and weigh down the edges so that the moisture gets sealed out. When you see signs of drying, lift the plastic and gently sprinkle on more water. Keep a sidewalk or patio damp for three days. Follow the same process for the driveway for seven days.

Process To Get Concrete Sidewalk Cost Estimate Report

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    Before starting your project, we send you a quote for your service. That quote will have detailed information about your project. Here you will get information about the size, difficulty, complexity and bid date when determining pricing.

  • Get Estimate Report

    We prepare a detailed report for your project. At last you finalize the report and finish the project.

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