How much $ to expect to spend...

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  1. gramps

    gramps Veteran Member

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    Going to have a couple quotes done on adding a concrete pad alongside my garage - enough to park a car and open the doors and drive up to, so like 12’ wide by 36’ How much might you think this to cost?
     
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    Wild guess, 6 yards at $500 a yard, $3000. Could be more depending on preparation needed.
     
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    Smokin'Joe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Tom3's probably not far off. Down here in Texas, it's going for about $7.50 per square foot for 4" thick, so 12x36=432sf x $7.5 is $3,240. Cost will vary depending on grading and thickness, and of course, location. the $7.50 around here is pretty common, but not sure about in Minnesota.

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    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    will depend, if you want a good pad that will last for years, that will require proper site prep, dig down to a solid compactable base then 4-6 inches of stone a 15Mil vapor barrier on top of that, then WWM , then concrete , then the concrete finished , and protected for drying out to fast , if you want it to last, concrete is around $130 per CY however you need to buy it in full loads to get that price , then the cost of the site work and the form work, if you find it for around $9.00 and they do all of that prep work, edit, you will need 5.3 CY so 6 CY is correct ,
     
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    here in mid GA goes around $150-175 /yd...then the "rule of thumb" is x2 for automotive install labor (level, add wire mesh, forms and finish ) min 4" thick

    you need about 5-6 CY
     
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    Hire some day labor to do the excavation/grading, spread the dirt somewhere else in the yard if possible, lay out the vapor barrier, add about 1"+ sand to aid dry time for finish, get wire mesh or better #3 or 4 rebar assemble at 2'x2'. set up a concrete co to pour and finish
     

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