What should I expect to pay for a driveway in Southern California -- a
standard, no-frills concrete slab, maybe 35 feet long and 20 wide, with a
2.5 or 3' rise from to top level? Including demo of the old one?
In my area (Santa Barbara CA) there are several concrete contractors
who specialize in driveways, sidewalks, landscape paving, etc. They
won't take any other type of job (additions, structural slabs, etc.)
Here's some of my work:
"Wait for your omnipresent winter rains to wash away the existing
driveway, and the demo is done at no charge...."
If I had a driveway that small to demo, I'd at least try to do it
myself. Should be easy enough to do if it's already old and cracked
all you would need is a sledgehammer and some free time. Like work on
it an hour a day until it's done (a month later). Cheaper than hiring
a contractor that will charge you $100/head/hr to bring on some illegal
http://www.bunchobikes.com/pond.htm As the first page will show, a
sledge and a digger bar will do wonders for you. I think that patio
took me a week, a few hours every morning.
scott firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
sledge hammer is rather archaic
rent an electric jack hammer for $60/day, 3 people physically equipped to
use it can tear up the old driveway in a day or 2 with it
or pay someone $1.50 per sq ft to tear out the old driveway and remove the
debris from the property, then pay someone else $3.50 per sq ft to form &
pour the new driveway (prices in texas $, cost may vary in cali)
Why on earth would you want to build a ballpark on your driveway?
After the stands are put in, I don't think there would even nearly
enough room for the diamond!
Not to mention that most people who play baseball would never play on
Also I don't think your neighbors will be to happy to see you building
a ballpark so close to their house, unless maybe you can enclose it to
help keep the noise down.
But where are you going to put the parking lot?
I dunno man..... I gotta say that putting a ballpark on your driveway
is just a bad idea. I don't think even the Royals would play there,
even if you offered them a ZILLION dollars!
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