Just tearing it up. Assume a 2 car 25'x15' pad 6" thick. thats 188 cubuc
feet or about 7 yards. That will cost about $700 just to dispose of it in
two 5 yard rock boxes. So add some jack hammers, a bobcat, a dump truck and
about 5 guys if you want it done in a day. Now you should be up over $2k.
More if it is thicker.
I'm just guessing since a contractor may be able to dispose more cheaply as
clean fill or if they have their own trucks and debris boxes, you may get a
break. Your local labor rate may be lower than others as well. Know anyone
who wants to decommission a pool, a great place to dump it.
thanks guys, didnt realize it would cost so much just to get rid of it. Must
be why people are always on craigslist advertising broken concrete in the
I dont have exact dimensions but its at a house I'm considering buying. The
current owner had a giant driveway put in that if I bought the house I'd
like to have a normal size driveway and get some grass back.
In WI, where I am, they "recycle" concrete into cheap gravel. It
doesn't end up in a landfill, so it isn't really any more expensive to
get rid of than anything else. I rented a 20 yard dumpster for
concrete for around $300. YMMV
Properly cost more than a cheap electric jack hammer, a digging bar and a
six pack of Bud, so I would DIY and keep the new tools and recycle the
Ok here is a wild ass guess:
Assume 2 car driveway, assume 600 sf or about 7.4 yard.
Dump fee: You will be charged for 10 yards at $60/yard dump fee or $600 -
Bay Area charges, should be cheaper elsewhere.
Labor: One day for one legal Mexican or $200.
Tool rental: You supply $60/day for jack hammer.
Appr total: $860 or adjust for you area.
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