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    Concrete Estimates

    Is there anyone who works in construction that has an idea on a ballpark figure for cost of concrete per cubic yard for a structure similar to a retaining wall? Doesn't need to be exact. I'd just like to know current general prices in this area.

    I would just call a company but I'd like to know tonight if possible.

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    Re: Concrete Estimates

    Concrete costs the same if you are pouring a slab or a wall. It's the size of the wall that determines your price. The taller the wall the more expensive it's going to be.

    If I had to guess, concrete itself is probably 100-125 a yard. I haven't had to price concrete in a while though so I'm not sure.



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    Re: Concrete Estimates

    I'm curious about prices as well, as I've been considering having a slab poured for a third car parking stall next to my garage.



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    Re: Concrete Estimates

    Flatwork runs $4 to $6 per square foot installed (driveways).

    Walls--no idea, as there are a many variables. Forming up concrete can be pricey (compared to flatwork). For a retaining wall you may be better served (with a better look and structure) with a block or stone retaining wall. How large is the structure? What is it retaining?



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    Re: Concrete Estimates

    Quote Originally Posted by saf View Post
    Flatwork runs $4 to $6 per square foot installed (driveways).

    Walls--no idea, as there are a many variables. Forming up concrete can be pricey (compared to flatwork). For a retaining wall you may be better served (with a better look and structure) with a block or stone retaining wall. How large is the structure? What is it retaining?
    You seem knowledgeable. Quick thread hijack (sorry OP)...

    If I build the forms for about an 8 foot by 12 foot slab, how much do you think it would be just to have it poured? I'm not sure how thick a parking slab should be....6 inches? 10?



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    Re: Concrete Estimates

    Really not an expert here (more of a landscaper and mason--mainly do concrete trench footings), but a parking slab would probably be 4 or 6 inches. At $6/sqft that would cost you less than $600 installed (this seems to be a safe rate, but may be contractor pricing).

    If you were to form it up you would have less than 2 yards of concrete, which would be less than $250. You probably want some bar in there as well--maybe another $100 for that.



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