concrete drive

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by JTS Landscaping lawn, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    does 6 or 7 yds concrete sound right for 600sq. ft. going to be 3"thick. was going to charge them $852 this seem about right. never really had to figure price for driveway.
  2. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Let someone who knows what they're doing have the job. Driveways should be a minimum of 4" thick. 27 cu ft in a yard. 600sq ft at 4" is 200 cu ft which is about 7.5 yds. Concrete here is around $80 per yard. That's $600 just for the mud. You're left grading, forming, finishing, and striping forms for $250, not to mention buying the lumber to form with. If you're that hard up for work go for it. I've never heard of concrete going for less than $2 per foot. My cousin just got almost $5 a foot for an 800 sq ft job and didn't make all that much on it.
  3. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    multiply your price by 4 at least.
  4. mzgloves20

    mzgloves20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 170

    I just did a 27yd pour on a new install driveway here. $10,000 and the customer knew he was getting a deal. It is very labor intensive don't cheat yourself. Cement work seems to be the only thing around here where the price per yard (labor) really dosen't change that much.
  5. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    $4.50 a sq. ft for grading, forming pouring. For stamped concrete and color it is $9-$12 a square foot including grading, forming pouring. 3" to 3 1/2" thick concrete is unacceptable and will crack and separate in no time will be back to take it out and redo it and that's a certain......minimum 4" uniform thickness on a compacted uniform base.....
  6. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    I'm not a concrete guy, but I think you should be around $3000 for sure. Materials will be over a grand for sure, then overhead and labor... THEN profit.
  7. Toy2

    Toy2 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,924

    I would add 1/2 yard to your total just for a safety net. Some concrete companies will total it up for you.

    I have seen project ruined because they were short 1/4 of a yard, I have also seen projects where trash and rocks and boards were tossed into the slab to avoid the extra cost of a yard of concrete. Slab went from 4'' to 1 1/2 in some places!!!
  8. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 1,291

    MY guys want $350 a day to Finsh and $150.00 a day for Labors...
  9. MRBsx2

    MRBsx2 LawnSite Member
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    3 inches is not even close to being thick enough for a driveway, Your slab needs to be atleast 6 inches thick and if i were doing the job i pour driveways 8-9 inches thick. You also better put the proper reinforcement in the slab such as wire and rebar where it is needed. A 3 inch thick concrete slab is nothing. I dont know if you are doing any demo work put to just prep, form, pour, and finish a job like this your price should be around $7,000
  10. Albery's Lawn & Tractor

    Albery's Lawn & Tractor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,674

    Its $130 a yard here with fiberglass in it. We just poured a 6.5 yard slab and after paying for the mud, and a guy to help (knows what to do, I hate concrete work) we had over $1,000 and we still helped and had it formed.

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