$1,700.00 Fair for 7 Yards of Concrete


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Old 08-01-14, 08:47 AM
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$1,700.00 Fair for 7 Yards of Concrete

I have an 80-year old garage needing a new floor. The old floor is cracked and buckled in a few places. I got a quote from a contractor for $1,700.00 to come in an pour the new concrete over the old and finish. Is this a fair price? The project is near a metropolitan area (no long drive to the country).

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Might be a fair price but I don't think I'd do it - I would be removing the existing and pouring new.
 
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7 sq yds OR 7 cy ? doing the work as you posted guarantees the cracks will reflect up thru the new o'lay,,, i can't imagine you: 1, posted the entire circumstances or 2, the contractor has any idea of what he's doing,,, i don't know of any pro who would complete this project as you're posted
 
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Generally speaking, cracked and buckled concrete surfaces aren't good candidates for placing concrete overlays on, for the reasons already mentioned. If the $1700 quote included removal and hauling away the existing floor, then it would be quite reasonable. Presuming the causes of the cracking and buckling in the original floor are addressed and mitigated first, of course, so there's not a repeat performance of same in your new floor.
 
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As far as I know, I have posted the entire circumstances. This was conveyed to me by someone else. My first impression was the same, it doesn't make sense to cover the old, cracked up concrete with new.
 
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I can tell you what the going rate in NJ is. $3 for removal + the container and $7 to pour per square foot. Or $10 per square foot. Is your garage a 170 sq. feet. I would definitely look for another contractor. We had 325 sq. feet of concrete broken and hauled away. It cost more to do the job as the wire mesh down the middle slowed us down. The $10 still may be on the low side. If you have a bunch of young energetic people you can rent a jackhammer and call your local recycling center. They will drop off a container and pick up the concrete once you are done breaking it apart.

I tried many times to figure out a way to put new concrete over old concrete (not cracked) and at the end it had to be broken up. Keep us posted.
 
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I am in Indiana too and have successfully capped many a slab with 2 inches of concrete. However, I would not have this done as you describe. If its a garage floor, it probably needs to be completely removed and replaced
 
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we're pricing 3cy today for replacing 3 d/w sections for d/w's w/i spitting difference,,, per cy $ will be $ 1,080 incl removal of existing slab ( avg size 65.3sf ),,, container's $ 400 - bobcat $ 300 - 3 guys @ 2d = $ 900 - mud $ 450 - profit & ovhd = 40% - just 20m north of atl if that helps

under 5cy min, there's a trk charge of $ 100 addl
 
 

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