Concrete labor pricing ??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by randy_will, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. randy_will

    randy_will LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    Have a customer that wants me to bid on doing two concrete pours. One pad 7' by 16 ' level pour. the other is 22' x 28' sloped gradually toward center to existing drain system.

    I have two concrete guys that will do the job for 1400.00 as long as I help hump the concrete. Customer is paying for the concrete directly.

    I have no idea what the going rates are. Does $1400.00 sound right?

    I'm doing a drip system and mulch install in the entire back yard and was asked to help them with the concrete job.
  2. bill--bls

    bill--bls LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    I do not know what the going rate is up in Sac.but down here in Bakersfield on concrete work we pay our help (the good ones) 150.00 per. day,or there abouts. hope this helps
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    In WA, a good concrete finisher could charge an easy $50-$80 an hour.

    In my opinion, do the form work yourself, and assist in the pour (Perhaps helping muck while the pro's do the rodding?)

    Definitly hire out the finish work, its not an art easily mastered.
  4. scraper69

    scraper69 LawnSite Senior Member
    from mi
    Messages: 477

    Thats a relatively decentl pour.. 9yds Here you could charge $3200.00 + Oh yea definitely have pros pour and finish, many tricks of this trade

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