Comparing the cost of a concrete slab and the cost of brick pavers may aid in your decision-making process when choosing between the two materials. As a general rule, the cost of the concrete slab will be less expensive than the cost of the materials when using brick pavers.
Cost of Concrete Slab
If you are only talking about the cost of the materials on making a concrete slab, you can expect the cost to be somewhere between $2 and $3 per square foot. This is based on a standard 6-inch depth for the slab. A lot of the cost will depend on where you live. If you are having the concrete installed by a professional, you will need to add somewhere between $3 and $7 per square foot to that figure.
Cost of Brick Pavers
If you are installing the brick pavers yourself, you can purchase the material for somewhere between $5 and $15 per square foot. If you have the brick pavers professionally installed, this can add to the cost considerably. For this process, you need to add at least $5 to $10 per square foot for the installation of the brick pavers.