Weight of Pavers • 11 Paver Materials • Paver Weight Calculator & Chart

By Jack Gray, Roof Online Editor • Last updated November 30, 2023

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How Much Do Different Types of Pavers Weigh?

The weight of pavers depends on the dimensions of the paver, the type of material used to make the paver, and the manufacturer’s formulation of that material. Stone pavers made from the same type of stone can also vary in weight significantly depending on which quarry the stone came from.

For instance, concrete pavers with the same dimensions can vary in weight by up to 25% depending on the concrete mix used to make them. But in general:

Concrete pavers that are 1 inch thick weigh about 12 pounds per square foot.

Brick pavers that are 1 inch thick weigh about 10 pounds per square foot.

Rubber pavers that are 1 inch thick weigh about 3 pounds per square foot.

Stone pavers that are 1 inch thick weigh about 12 -14 pounds per inch per square foot.

Paver Weight Calculator

This paver weight calculator uses the values from the paver weight chart below, which were derived from the sources listed at the bottom of the page.

Paver Weight Calculator

Paver Weight Calculator

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Why is the Weight of Pavers Important?

Pavers are a common source of added weight on roofs. Whether used for walkways, patios, plaza decks, or ballast weight on loose-laid roof membranes, the weight of pavers can add up. It’s important to know how much it’s adding up to.

Different roofs are designed to support different amounts of weight per square foot, and you need to know how much of that structural support capacity is being used up by the weight of pavers.

These brick-colored concrete pavers weigh about 12 pounds per inch per square foot. They are being installed as ballast on an EPDM roof.
Installing brick-colored concrete pavers for ballast on an EPDM roof

Square Footage of Individual Pavers

Pavers come in many sizes other than a simple 12 inches by 12 inches (one square foot).

To calculate the square foot area of an individual paver, multiply its length in inches by its width in inches. Divide the result by 144 (the number of square inches in a square foot). The result is the area of the paver in square feet.

To make it easier to use this chart, here are the surface areas of some common paver dimensions in square feet:

  • 3.625 inches x 8 inches = 0.20 square feet (standard brick)
  • 4 inches x 7.75 inches = 0.215 square feet
  • 7 inches x 7 inches = 0.34 square feet
  • 10.5 inches x 7 inches = 0.51 square feet
  • 12 inches x 12 inches = 1 square foot
  • 12 inches x 24 inches = 2 square feet
  • 18 inches x 18 inches = 2.25 square feet
  • 16 inches x 24 inches = 2.66 square feet
  • 18 inches x 24 inches = 3 square feet
  • 24 inches x 24 inches = 4 square feet

About Our Paver Weight Chart

We decided to put together a quick reference chart so we could look up the weight of pavers used in plaza deck roofing systems or as ballast on loose-laid single-ply membrane roof systems.

The resulting chart was pretty short, so we decided to expand it by adding paver weights for every type of paver we could think of (and we’ve since added the paver weight calculator above which uses these weights).

Since the table gives weights by the square foot, it basically tells you how much a 12″ x 12″ paver weighs for each type of material and typical thicknesses. It should be pretty easy to calculate paver weight for different square footages this way.

Many of these weights were taken directly from manufacturer technical data sheets and are the actual weights of specific, representative products. In some cases, the weights we give were calculated using more general manufacturer data, or taken from a non-manufacturer source that we consider reasonably authoritative.

In all cases, these values are meant to provide a general idea of what pavers weigh, and should not be used if precise values are needed for critical engineering calculations.

When precision is necessary, always refer to the data sheets of the actual, specific product you intend to use, or contact the technical department of the paver manufacturer.

Table: Paver Weights by Material

Paver Weights
This paver weight table gives paver material weights per inch and for various standard paver thicknesses.
Paver Material Paver Thickness Weight per Square Foot Typical Use Source
Brick Per Inch 9.75 lbs. American Society of Civil Engineers
Brick 1-1/4″ 12.19 lbs. Surfacing for Concrete Slab
Brick 2-3/16″ 21.33 lbs. Foot Traffic
Brick 2-1/4″ 21.94 lbs. Foot Traffic
Brick 2-5/8″ 25.59 lbs. Driveways
Brick 2-3/4″ 26.81 lbs. Streets
Concrete Per Inch 12 lbs. Hanover Architectural Products
Concrete 1-1/4″ 15 lbs. Lightweight Roof Ballast
Concrete 1-1/2″ 18 lbs. Foot Traffic
Concrete 1-3/4″ 21 lbs. Plaza Deck
Concrete 1-13/16 21.75 lbs. Roof Ballast
Concrete 2-3/8″ 28.5 lbs. Driveways
Concrete 2-1/2″ 30 lbs. Driveways
Concrete 2-3/4″ 33 lbs. Vehicular Traffic
Concrete 3-1/8″ 37.5 lbs. Streets
Natural Stone
Per Inch 14 lbs. Tompkins Bluestone
Natural Stone
Per Inch 14 lbs. Northeast Stone Works
Natural Stone
Per Inch 14.5 lbs. Blackhill Granites
Natural Stone
1-1/4″ 18 lbs. Foot Traffic
Natural Stone
4″ 58 lbs. Vehicular Traffic
Natural Stone
Per Inch 12.5 lbs. Stoneyard, Inc.
Natural Stone
Per Inch 12.5 lbs. Stoneyard, Inc.
Natural Stone
Per Inch 12.5 lbs. MS International
Rubber Per Inch 3 lbs. Versico Roofing Systems
Rubber 3/4″ 2.25 lbs. Deck/Patio Surfacing
Rubber 2″ 6 lbs. Roof Wearing Surface
Porcelain Per Inch 12 lbs. Hanover Architectural Products
Porcelain 3/4″ 9 lbs. Deck/Patio Surfacing
Black Locust
Per Inch 4 lbs. Black Locust Lumber Global

About the Author

Jack Gray is a principal roof consultant and vice president at the Moriarty Corporation, an award-winning building enclosure consultant firm founded in 1967. He is also the editor of the Roof Online website.

Mr. Gray has worked in the roofing industry for over 25 years, with training and practical experience in roof installation, roof inspection, roof safety, roof condition assessment, construction estimating, roof design & specification, quality assurance, roof maintenance & repair, and roof asset management.

He was awarded the Registered Roof Observer (RRO) professional credential in 2009.

He also served as an infantry paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and has a B.A. from Cornell University. Read full bio.

Paver Weight Sources

ASTM Standards

  • ASTM C568 / C568M – 15 Standard Specification for Limestone Dimension Stone
  • ASTM C615 / C615M – 18e1 Standard Specification for Granite Dimension Stone
  • ASTM C902 – 20 Standard Specification for Pedestrian and Light Traffic Paving Brick
  • ASTM C936 / C936M – 20 Standard Specification for Solid Concrete Interlocking Paving Units
  • ASTM C1527 / C1527M – 11(2018) Standard Specification for Travertine Dimension Stone
  • ASTM C1782 / C1782M – 20a Standard Specification for Segmental Concrete Paving Slabs