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building square foot

Includes delivery, pouring, placing & finishing concrete.

Length of area in feet x Width of area in feet x Height of area in inches (4″ to 6″ is most common)
Most concrete jobs are measured in cubic yards instead of square feet. When estimating supply add 5% to 10% to account for waste and spills.
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Concrete Prices

Davis Bacon Prevailing wage classification- Cement Mason/Concrete Finisher or Mason Tender – Cement/Concrete

pre-mixed in batches of 10 cubic yards or more and includes delivery up to 20 miles. Add $9.50 per mile for delivery over 20 miles. If your truck does not have 10 yards, add $53 for every yard you are under 10.  typically includes 1″ to 1-1/2″ aggregate

per cubic yard
Slab on Grade

A slab of concrete poured into a form that rests on the ground is typically 6″ thick concrete slab

$5 to $10
per square foot 
Short-Load Concrete

Commonly used by residential contractors for small to medium-sized projects where the concrete is mixed on-site and the truck is partially filled- not 10 yards. Short-load concrete deliveries are the ideal option for smaller projects they may require 1-3 cubic yards:Sidewalks, Retaining Walls, Small Slabs (Sheds, Patios), Landscaping Steps,Footings.

per cubic yard
Delivery Costs

If your job site is more than 20 miles away from the mixing plant, expect to pay an additional fee of $9.50 per mile. Concrete delivery drivers do not pour concrete; they only deliver it. Make sure there is a person available to pump the concrete. The usual pouring time is 10 minutes per yard, so a full truck of 10 cubic yards would need 1 hour and 40 minutes to pump.

One full truckload(10 cubic yards )
Prep Work Before Pouring Concrete

Before scheduling your concrete delivery, extra prep work such as grading, preparing a subbase, building forms, or installing reinforcements may be necessary.
The base that lies beneath your concrete is essential to a successful slab that does not crack. Grading typically costs $60 per hour for a tractor and operator or $1.50 per square foot for grading. For proper installation, a sub-base or sub-grade of gravel and sand that’s delivered needs to be laid and compacted at $10 to $20 per cubic yard. Excavation. One cubic yard of dirt will run about  $200.

Cast-in place concrete work of scope

Footings, foundations, concrete columns, concrete beams, thickened edges, concrete pads, thickened slabs, concrete pilasters, compressible fillers, joint sealants, housekeeping pads, PCC pavement, slab-on-grade, concrete over metal deck, elevated concrete slabs, Styrofoam, concrete ramps, reinforcing steel, dowels and epoxy, grout (including structural steel base plates and elevator sills), concrete curing, formwork, chamfer strips, vapor barrier, crack joints, construction joints, expansion joints and accessories.

Concrete Forms

Plywood forming with stakes, nails, and form oil is required to pour concrete.

per linear foot

Concrete reinforcement wire mesh helps with poor soil conditions, prevents large cracks

40 cents
Per square foot of wire mesh
Equipment Rental Costs

When you haul your own concrete, use pre-mixed bags, or get a short-load delivered, you may need to rent a cement mixer

40 cents

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