Nothing illegal I trust?
this is a 24x36 <snip> My estimates for Aggregates is $3,478, <snip> So
it's just a notch under 5 k for materials <snip>
Wow. What part of the country do you live in? A couple of years
ago I priced a slab for a garage, about 22X32, and I was quoted either
$1500 or $1600. That wa for the guy filling in at the back, as
required, the labor, forms, reinforcement, fill, etc., and concrete
(delivered by a ready mix company). Unfortuately, I wasn't able to do
it at the time, but hope to later this year - at some extra cost, I'm
sure, and after I get a loan. LOL I'm in central NC. Can't recall
exactly how much concrete would be required, but the cost then was $672,
as I recall, which was included in the $1500-1600 quote. I'm hoping for
$2 K max, but not holding my breath, I still have to get quotes.
You might want to check with some small contractors, and get some
quotes. If you still have time. I'm forced to pass on labor, because
of my back, but even so, I think I'd probably still pass on it, if I
could. I've done cement work in the past, and work is the operational
Not sure how much concrete costs in the NC area, but I just had a garage
slab done a few weeks ago...the week after the Fourth, that is...and part of
the driveway. I had done the demolition of the old work and hauled it all
away, then I got hurt, nothing serious, just serious enough to keep me from
24X26 garage slab, smooth troweled, wire mesh 3" of clean pea gravel and zip
strips for crack control and a 10X26 piece of the driveway, all the same
details except that it took about 4" of fill and was a brushed surface. It
was under $2K...not by much, but some under.
And the best part for me was that they did it FAST...I called on Friday
afternoon, dude came and looked at it on Saturday morning, deal was done
over a handshake and the work was finished on Thursday.
Oh, for camparison, ready mix concrete, 3-11 yard load delivered with a ten
minute per yard wait time included runs about $80/yd and clean pea gravel
runs $10 a load. No idea what they get per yard on the gravel, because where
I go charges by the load for homeowners, not the yard...and I have a friend
with a dump truck.
Just for comparison and your mileage may vary.
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