How much does concrete cost per yard?

Concrete is a popular home building material, used in the construction of foundation, porches and other items around the house. The cost of concrete per yard varies, depending on the style or type used.

Average Costs

According to the website Concrete Network, in 2008 the average price of concrete in the United States was £48 per cubic yard. That price includes the mixing of the concrete by a professional installer. The website Servicemagic lists the price at £45 per cubic yard.


Pouring concrete also requires an additional fee for grading, applying a subbase, finishing the concrete and reinforcing the concrete. Adding a subbase adds £7 to the price of every cubic yard, while finishing and reinforcing the concrete adds up to £1.0 for every square foot, according to Concrete Network.

Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete or stamped concrete is more expensive because it has a stylised finish that requires more work. According to the website Stamped Concrete Cost, stamped concrete may cost up to £11 or more per square foot, at the time of publication.

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Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.