Interlock Driveway Cost in Ontario for 2023

Find out cost of interlock driveways in Ontario. Get the estimate price of installing interlock stone pavers on your driveway with our cost calculator. Price per sq ft available

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Here are several tips how to negotiate a lower cost of driveway with a contractor:
1) If you have an existing asphalt, concrete, or interlock driveway that you want to resurface then your contractor may not need to excavate and add the gravel base. If existing base is good enough, the construction contractor may just reuse it and put new interlock pavers on top of it. This saves time, material, and money for your driveway builder. Ask your contractor if they can pass these savings to you and reduce the price given that the base is good enough. Note that you will not know whether the base is good until the existing paver stones or asphalt are removed.
2) If you have certain store discounts, credits, or credit card points that you want to use you can opt to buy paver stones yourself and have contractor only provide the installation. Note that when buying interlock pavers, in addition to stone price you need to account for delivery and skid deposit. Most stone yards provide delivery, and they will unload skids of pavers right on your front yard with a truck-mounted piggyback forklifts. Also, stone yards usually take $50-$70 deposit for every skid which you get back when you return skids back to stone yard. For more information about stones, brands, and prices check out our stone pavers for driveway page
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Interlocking stone pavers vary by color, brand, thickness, and pattern.
For driveways, homeowners may want to consider darker colors because marks from tires are significantly more visible on light colored interlock pavers.
The most popular paver stone brands are Unilock, Techo-Bloc, Oaks, and Permacon. Each brand has its own budget and high-end versions of paving stone. In general, Unilock and Techo-Bloc are more high-end with better quality and expensive prices. Oaks and Permacon are more affordable while still maintaining a decent quality.
Stone pavers for driveway must be at least 2.75' (70mm) inches thick and can be as thick as 3' (80mm) for larger vehicles. In comparison, for backyard patio 1.75' (45mm) thick paver stones are enough. Word of caution not to use cheap interlock stones under $5 per sq ft. Unless the price is good due to a seasonal discount, the cheap paver stones are usually not worth it because they may chip off or crack.
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1) Get quotes from 2-3 contactors. You may be tempted to go with the contractor who got recommended to you by a friend or contractor who did a good job at a project down the street. While referral comes with certain promise for quality you may be overpaying greatly when selecting a contractor this way. When contractors get clients from referral or word of mouth, they tend to quote a higher than usual price because a) they know their reputation is working in their favor b) they know a client is likely not shopping around.
2) Don't put too much trust in reviews online. Large companies like Google and Facebook only relatively recently started enforcing major fight on fake reviews. Smaller companies tend to be slower at this because they neither have the resources nor have an incentive to tackle fake reviews ( often their business model depends on fees that they charge to contractors hence they are hesitant to remove the fake good reviews from their platforms ). Read More (4 more tips)

Patterns from paver stones range from very simple cuts to complex projects. Driveways that are rounded on one side are not as complicated and may add $3-4 per sq ft to your driveway project cost. More complex projects, such as making rounded or circular patterns in the middle of driveway, requires laying the stone and cutting out the shapes in that place after which usually adds a flat fee for a particular shape.

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Author: Andrew G., Journalist, Construction Expert
Published: Aug 12, 2023

Interlock driveways have become a popular choice among homeowners in Ontario due to their durability and aesthetic appeal. If you're considering installing an interlock driveway for your house or you are researching driveway extension costs, you might be wondering how much does it cost and what factors affect the price. Let's explore the interlock installation cost in Ontario and the factors that can impact the final price.
The cost of new interlock driveway in Toronto can vary widely depending on several factors, such as the size of the driveway, the type of interlocking pavers used, and the complexity of the design. On average, you can expect to pay between $17 and $29 per square foot for an interlock driveway in Toronto. For example, if your driveway measures 500 square feet you can expect to pay between $10,000 and $15,000.
Factors Affecting the Price of Interlock Driveways include:
Size - The larger the driveway, the more it will cost to install an interlock driveway. The cost per square foot may decrease slightly for larger driveways, but the overall cost will still be higher Type of Paver or Stone: The type of interlocking paver or stone you choose will also affect the price of your driveway. Mid-range pavers are the most popular choice among homeowners as they offer a balance between durability and affordability. Mid-range stone can cost in the range of $4 - 15 per sq. ft. High-end pavers can be more expensive due to their unique designs and materials. Some of the popular manufacturers of paving stones are Techo-Block and Unilock Complexity of Design: If you opt for a more complex design, such as intricate patterns or unique shapes like in the picture above, you can expect to pay more for your interlock driveway. Simple designs may cost less as they require less time and labor to install. Preparation Work: Before installing an interlock driveway, the ground must be excavated and levelled. If your driveway requires extensive preparation work, such as removing old concrete or tree roots, the cost will increase.

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