How Much Does Concrete Delivery Cost?
Concrete has many applications in and around your home and can be used for many things. The most common applications of concrete include driveways, sidewalks, patios, pool decks, garage floors and foundations. While bags of mixable concrete can be purchased from most hardware stores, these larger applications would require a number of bags not even feasible to transport, much less mix and pour. In most instances, hiring a concrete company to deliver and pour your materials is the most efficient option.
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When you are having mixed concrete delivered, you generally place orders in denominations of cubic yards. Taking into consideration all three measurements of length, width and height, the contractor or concrete specialist you hire should be able to give you a very accurate figure as to the amount of concrete to order. Depending on your needs, there are also different types of concrete to consider. While most modern concrete is industry-standard to be stronger and more resistant to wear and tear, there are now higher strength self-compacting concrete mixtures that increase durability.
You must now take into consideration the price of concrete per square yard, the amount of grading that may need to be done to remove dirt, any reinforcements you may want and the possible pouring costs that can result. As a general guideline, a good average to start with is $75 per square yard of concrete. As a standard delivery charge, expect to pay at least $200, in addition to the cost of a contractor which will need to be present to receive and properly distribute the materials. Moreover, some jobs like a simple concrete patio work often take multiple days because concrete has to have an opportunity to properly set before frames or other materials can be removed.
Although it may be difficult to figure out how much concrete will be needed, in general, concrete slabs for patio applications should be a minimum of 2 inches deep and more than 6 inches for areas like driveways. To have a point of reference, one cubic yard of concrete poured at a depth of 3 inches will cover a little over 100 square feet. Of course, the application will depend greatly on the thickness needed and therefore hugely effect material prices--for example, concrete poured at 4 inches instead of 3 inches means losing over 20 square feet.
Last updated on Mar 31, 2016
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