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Old 01-24-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
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Default How much should it cost to have someone pour a concrete slab?

What is the price range I should look at to have a company pour a concrete slab about 15' x 15' in my backyard including materials? I'm sure there is a price per sq/ft.

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Old 01-24-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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go to home depot and make em tell you how to do it yourself? cant be too hard, i bet they'd rent you a mixer
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
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go to home depot and make em tell you how to do it yourself? cant be too hard, i bet they'd rent you a mixer
Forget it. I'm pretty handy but I'm not about to try to grade a 15x15 slab for my first project with concrete.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:51 PM   #4
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It's not something I would reccommend tackling yourself. It's pretty tough to do actually...
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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In Miami its about $5 a square foot.. thenagain in Miami everythigns expensive.. its really not that hard of a job to do yourself, however if you choose to buy concrete via a concrete company they might have yuou buy a minimum of 5yds which is more than you need.

Editops laate wiht my response....but price is the same
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:52 PM   #6
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call 5 concrete companies...get 5 estimates...ask for previous customers phone numbers so you can call them and ask how good of a job the company did with their pour
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:53 PM   #7
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Its not that hard just takes more than just one person to do it. Get a buddy or two (the more the better.) and buy some beer and go at it after going to home depot and learning how. Its way cheaper, if not then start calling independant contractors or random companies to see how much it will cost them to come by.
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Old 01-24-2005, 07:56 PM   #9
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I did it for a 10'x10'x1.5' slab, and I built the frame or mold or whatever myselff. The guy just came in a truck and poured, and I smoothed it off. $300.00
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You will save a bunch of money if you do it yourself, but thatís up to you. The only really hard part will be finishing it; the rest just takes some time and careful measurements. If you want it to look nice I suggest you hire someone to finish it. A few years ago my family built a small shed in our backyard about that size. It wasn't all that hard and turned out very nice. We rented one of those mixers you tow behind your car.
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Do it yourself, i'ts really not that hard.

You might have to rent a hopper truck, plus the mixer, which can be costly.


Make a form, make sure it's level, mix up the concrete in a wheel barrow, pour, repeat till up to edges of form. Cream it, wait till tacky, then do whatever texture you want.

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15' by 15'? Isn't that kind of large for a slab?

There's certain maximum sizes I think of individual slabs. Just be sure that 15'x15' is within the range for whatever you plan to put on it. It would suck to have it crack six months later. Perhaps it's possible to go bigger with a different mixture? I just think that most driveway slabs are like 10'x10'...I could be wrong though...I have limited experience in this area.
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how big is the body?
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:39 PM   #14
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Do it yourself, i'ts really not that hard.

You might have to rent a hopper truck, plus the mixer, which can be costly.


Make a form, make sure it's level, mix up the concrete in a wheel barrow, pour, repeat till up to edges of form. Cream it, wait till tacky, then do whatever texture you want.

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Yikes. I've done plenty of smaller concrete work- sonotube deck pilings, a couple ~1'x2' squares, even a few custom mooring anchor weights, etc. But to do a 15' x 15' slab with a wheel barrow? That's nuts. It'll take forever.

Presumably this is to park cars on? So it's gotta be what, ~6" deep? That's a huge amount of material for a DIY. You could do it if you rented a mixer/ hopper...

But jamz has the best suggestion- build the frame yourself, and find a company who'll just pour it for you.

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Edit: Google tells me that for cars, you need minimum 4" thick. That's still a whole lot of material.
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Old 01-24-2005, 10:41 PM   #15
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If you do it yourself, get someone with a little experience to help you. My previous neighbors tried to mix and pour their own driveway and it looked awful. It was lumpy with huge cracks and uneven edges, etc.
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