|We are concrete installers. That means we DO NOT mix the concrete. We
place the concrete after it has been delivered by a ready mix plant into the
forms we create.
We do the following:
|Prices for our Work
|It is vital to understand that there is no such thing as a "small" concrete job when it comes to price.
Usually, the smaller the job the greater the square foot cost. This price anomaly is caused by a
variety of factors. An example is provided below with the reasons for the costs..
|When the yardage ordered by the contractor falls below the minimum yard requirement (usually 7
yards) a short load fee" is applied. Usually $250.00 in addition to the concrete costs. Therefore if one
has a patio, for example, thats 12ft by 15 ft, equalling 180 square feet, the concrete required would be
2 1/2 cubic yards. The contractor's cost for the concrete would then be about $$490.00 and this is just
the concrete costs.
Once one figures the cost of labor to wheel the concrete from the street to the rear yard, the cost of
shooting the area with a laser level, prepping the area, digging it out to the required depth and setting
forms, establishing dowels, etc., the cost increases to well over $1000.00. This cost does not reflect
steel rebar or other reinforcement many people feel necessary to the work nor profit.
Our prices therefore reflect the size of the work as well as the labor, materials and other sundry items.
We do not add a markup to the concrete costs. REMEMBER - if someone can give you a specific quote
over the phone without seeing the field conditions or the job site and its particulars - something is
wrong !! There is no such thing as "we know what it is" - because ALL CONCRETE JOBS ARE
Another example would be if neighbors wanted identical size patios lets say 20ft by 20ft. It would take
five yards of concrete to do the job, but .... one neighbor had a very large drop in his yard and the
other yard was relatively flat. It took only one day of labor to prep the flat yard but it took three days of
labor to prep the one with the large drop, therefore even though the five yards of concrete was the
same, the cost for one neighbor would be more than the other.
For stamped and colored concrete our prices are $8.50 per square foot including the concrete costs
BUT NO TEAR-OUT, with a 500 square foot minimum. Driveway remove and replace costs $8.00 per
square foot with a minimum of 500 square feet. This includes tear out, haul away, your choice of
reinforcement, either #3 rebar or welded wire fabric, and trowel smooth broom finish. Acrylic concrete
overlays are $7.50 per square foot with a 400 square foot minimum. All costs are "per bid" after review
of the field conditions and measurements which could change the overall per square foot price of the
work.. it may even be cheaper - give us a call and find out - the estimate and recommendations are
free. DO NOT ASSUME YOUR COSTS WILL NOT BE LOWER -- IN MANY INSTANCES THEY ARE LOWER
THAN THE PRICES QUOTED. THE ONLY WAY TO FIND OUT IS TO GIVE US A CALL. OUR ESTIMATES,
ADVICE, CONSULTATIONS, AND DESIGNS --- ARE FREE !!