Accessibility to the patio, materials, labor, the size of the patio and soil conditions factor into the cost of paver-patio installation. Operational costs, such as dump fees, fueling costs and delivery fees, as well as the installation company's overhead costs and profit also factor into the cost.
There are various materials needed to pave a patio, including pavers, class II road base and bedding sand, that factor into the cost. In addition, different styles of pavers vary in cost per square foot depending on the manufacturer. The cost of installation also depends on whether or not there are any barriers to the potential patio space and if any obstacles require removal. For example, a patio space easily accessible by trucks and equipment takes less time to pave than a patio blocked by a pool, and therefore the labor cost is less. The harder the project and the longer the project takes to complete, the greater the labor cost.
Other considerations that affect the cost include soil excavation and dumping costs. If existing concrete must be dug up and carted away, the price increases. Delivery costs also factor into the price. The manufacturer and the distance the project is from the manufacturer determine the cost to deliver materials.
For professional installations, overhead costs also factor into the cost. Overhead costs include the everyday business expenses of the installation company, such as corporation fees and general liability insurance.