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Old 05-11-2010, 03:42 PM
 
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Default Concrete patio price/sq ft

Does anyone know what's a decent price per square foot for a concrete patio? Nothing fancy - just a 10'x20' concrete slab with a broom finish.

I know people last year who paid <$5 per square foot and so far the best I've found is $7.30 per square foot. Have prices for concrete gone up that much the past year?

Anyone who recently had concrete poured or in the business have any thoughts?
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:10 PM
 
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I would think you could get it for less than $5, however, you have to take into account a couple of factors.

1. On small jobs they try to charge more to make it worth even taking the job. So the larger quotes are probably that much more to make the job total hit some minimum amount.
2. If your patio location is hard to get to and they can't use a truck and have to wheelbarrow it in, they charge more.
3. If you are hiring a contractor or outdoor living company, they pay for the concrete THEN add their profit, also, is this turn key...they set the form, lay down gravel or sand, and set steel?

You may actually save quite a bit of money if you set the form yourself and then purchase direct from a concrete company by the yard as needed.

For your 20x10 patio, at about 4 inches thickness. That's 200 sq ft. Multiply by .333 ft = 66.66 ft cubed. Divide by 27 (sq yard) = about 2.5 yards of concrete. Calculate $85 - $110 per yard, depending. Since you'll pay a premium for a short load, I'd say total will run about $350 - $400. This of course does not include labor/installation/steel/form/finish.

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Old 05-11-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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I paid less than $5, but I did over 1000 sq ft. Check your PM.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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I got these figures from the internet for 1922 square feet concreted slab in my backyrad. Moorpark, CA.
17.80 cubic yard (3" thick)

$213.56..........> gravel delivery
$???? ..........> gravel layout labor
$192.20..........> reinforcement
$1922 ..........> form, pour, and finish
$1601.67........> concrete delivered
$400.00 ........> two times deliver fee (I added my sefl incase)
$4329.42 .......> Total
Is this correct????
Sounds like very little. I was expecting to be about $12000 for the whole thing.
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Old 06-10-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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I had my 400sqft patio done for $3.5/sq ft. It's 4" thick with reinforcement. Total came out roughly $1400. They did the whole thing in about 4 hours.
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:15 AM
 
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I had my 400sqft patio done for $3.5/sq ft. It's 4" thick with reinforcement. Total came out roughly $1400. They did the whole thing in about 4 hours.
Which company did you use? I am looking for a patio concrete contractor as well but all the bids I get are about 8 to 9 dollars per square foot.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:28 AM
 
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You people are forgetting concrete people have to make a living too. You are forgetting their workmans comp, G/L ins., tools, etc. a fair price for all involved provided you can dump straight from truck is $6 a foot to form, pour and finish(broom).
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:24 PM
 
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I had my 400sqft patio done for $3.5/sq ft. It's 4" thick with reinforcement. Total came out roughly $1400. They did the whole thing in about 4 hours.
Would you still happen to have the person/company info? May I get please?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Katy TX
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I had my 400sqft patio done for $3.5/sq ft. It's 4" thick with reinforcement. Total came out roughly $1400. They did the whole thing in about 4 hours.
I'm also interested. Also, what sort of warranty do they offer?
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:12 AM
 
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I live in a suburb of Chicago and need to replace my 520sq. ft. patio. I am in the budgetary stage and need to know approximately what to budget for.
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