The cost of a concrete walkway can vary widely depending on its size and finish. Most U.S. homeowners pay between $6 and $12 per square foot for a new walkway. Prices can go beyond this if significant grading is required or a complex decorative finish is requested.

Basic: $6-10 per square foot

For just a few additional dollars per square foot, you can enhance a concrete walkway beyond just plain gray.

  • One coloring method
  • A textured rock salt or broom finish
  • Exposed aggregate

Mid-Range: $8-12 per square foot

The next price range includes elaborate decorative effects that allow for patterns and color contrast.

  • One stamped pattern
  • Two or more colors
  • A decorative border
  • Engraving

High-End: $12 and up per square foot

You’ll pay the most for a completely custom walkway that requires special techniques or hand-applied colors.

  • Borders, sawcut designs, and hand-applied chemical stain accents
  • Advanced stenciling with hand-applied accents
  • Unique shapes that require detailed forms
Cost Factors

  • Amount of concrete needed
    Determined by width and length of walkway
  • Shape of walkway
    Straight edges are easier to form than curved edges
  • Amount of prep work required
    If the area is un-level and requires grading the cost will increase
  • Design complexity
    Multiple colors will cost more, as will complex patterns, borders or bands
  • Decorative finish
    A rock salt or broom finish is rather affordable, while stamping and engraving are more expensive

Before, during and after photos of an 80 square foot front entry walkway and steps resurfaced by Tri-State Concrete Resurfacing LLC. The overall cost for this project was $2700.

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