Concrete slab quote

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    What would you charge for a 35 x 50 slab with 5 inches 4000 psi concrete, rebar, plastic and 4 inches stone. No footers. No grading, just level the rock, rebar, plastic and cut.

    The Concrete here is about 120.00yard. the stone is 21.00 a ton.curious what I should expect to pay. The first quoate was quite offensive.
     
  2. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just guessing, I would think that a contractor could make a fair profit if it was in the neighborhood of $6,500-$7K. That would be around a $2K+ profit minus labor, and a good small crew could knock that out in less than a day. Concrete prices are all over the place in my experiences working around many different crews. I would get estimates from several different competent contractors. I'm sure at least one will be over $10K.
     
  3. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    Anywhere from 4.00 and up per sqsf.
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    i wouldn't do it for less than 6/foot with bar, stone, plastic etc. so 10,500. cash.
     
  5. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
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    +1

    I probably wouldn't get it though. There's too many chumps around here willing to work for wages.
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Here the materials will be about 4500.00 .
     
  7. JNB Construction

    JNB Construction LawnSite Senior Member
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    If it were my job, or my house for that matter, I would prepare the slab with help from a couple laborers, order concrete and have a crew come in and pour it. I have a crew here that will pour for a buck a foot (sometimes less) and hand tool the joints. If the project called for sawcut joints I'd do them myself, since I have a saw.
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yup. People are crazy especially when it comes to concrete. I have literally laughed in a customers face after hearing the other prices they received.
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  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    The construction industry is so bad around that prices I can charge are equal to what was being paid in the year 2000. So I was really shocked that the first bid the guy had 6000.00 dollars profit in a less than 2 day job? I know the cost of living is higher up North than here so I do take that into account with every ones posts.
     
  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    with concrete, there is no do overs. That responsibility is expensive. Also skilled concrete finishers want to work for 300 or 500 per day
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