Newbie concrete questions

luvpinkAugust 10, 2014

New builder here in Texas! We have all our dirt work and rebar done and are ready to pour concrete. We have people coming in the next week to give us a price on pouring and finishing the slab. We used a concrete calculator and will need right at 5 trucks of concrete for 38x61 slab with footings. Anyone know about how much that would cost? Thanks in advance!

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Don't mean to be smart here but concrete is ordered by yards and 5 trucks is not very specific. Also, it will depend on what the cost of a yard of concrete is in your area as the cost will vary GREATLY across the United States.
If you do get a price yourself for the concrete expect your cost per yard to be more than a contractors price per yard.
If the concrete crews in Texas are as far behind as they are in my area your forms could be sitting empty for a month or more.

This post was edited by LOTO on Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 18:51

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 6:45PM
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48 cubic yards is what it figures out to be. I know prices will vary. I was just wondering a round about cost to give me an idea as we are new to this process.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 7:14PM
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Our 4" slab in the crawl space was $3.00 a sf and this included fill, rebar, poly, and trowel finished concrete.
The footings and 8"x4' exterior concrete walls were billed separately at $41.00 a sf and this included all materials.

Driveway, sidewalks, and porches were all $3.55 a sf and this included all materials and trowel finish.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 8:02PM
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Sophie Wheeler

You're not tryig to GC this build yourself are you? With no idea of costs?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 11:19PM
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We recently used 130 yards for our house. I called a few ready mix suppliers in our area and their prices are $90-$100 per yard.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:43AM
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