Ballpark for driveway replacement?

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Old 01-08-19, 08:40 AM
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Ballpark for driveway replacement?

Yeah, I know, costs vary from place to place. Just trying to get a general feel for the price range. Figure medium cost area. Not looking to do it anytime soon, but eventually will probably need to be done in my lifetime.

Current driveway is 16' w by about 55' long poured in roughly 8x16 sections. About 25 years old. Some significant cracks and shifting.

Question: About what kind of price range might be expected for demo and replacement?

Question 2: About how much more would pavers be vice poured concrete? Twice as much? Three times? I like the look of pavers, but I can live with concrete. Just curious.

Additional thought: The two sections closest to the road are, except for age, pretty pristine. No cracks or movement. Should I even think about trying to save those two to cut cost? I'm guessing it will be impractical mainly on the demo side of the job.

 
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Old 01-08-19, 09:39 AM
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I would be fairly easy to figure the yards needed and a call to your local concrete supplier would give you the cost per yard but I have no idea of what the labor bill would be.

You mentioned pavers, have you thought about stamped concrete [with or without color] I don't know what it costs but I've painted several dozen homes where they put in a stamped driveway. I thought they look nice.
 
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Old 01-08-19, 10:17 AM
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Yeah, that would be an option, too. I've seen some that looked really nice. If it wasn't for the required demo I suppose I could DIY it in small sections using a rented mixer and bags of Sakrete.
 
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Old 01-08-19, 10:19 AM
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I was chatting with a concrete guy a while back who happened to be at one of my client garages and he threw a number out. I'm kind of curious if someone will have a number in the same range, I thought the number was a bit high.
 
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My parents driveway is a little longer, not sure whether it's the same or a little wider, though. They had theirs replaced about 10 years ago and the cost was about $10k. They lived in MN at the time, don't know whether the difference in geography means a difference in cost.
 
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Old 01-09-19, 04:45 AM
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Well, that's exactly the number the guy I ran into tossed out, so I expect maybe that's a pretty good figure. Thanks.
 
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Not in the business, but would guess that's in the ballpark. Round figures based on what I've seen, assuming something in the range of 5-6" thick you're somewhere north or south of 15 yards, so depending on their markup you'd have say $2500 in concrete, then double that to cover labor for forming and pouring the new drive, and I would imagine that you could double it again to cover demo and hauling of the old concrete and grading. For pavers, again, just based on what I have seen and heard locally, I would guess something in the vicinity of twice that amount, maybe more depending on soil conditions and assuming they accounted for that. Sawcutting and replacing just certain sections is sometimes an option, but need to keep in mind that big truck might not be too kind if that meant backing over any original sections, particularly suspect ones.
 
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