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Old 12-02-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Just called these guys. Wanted $3,500 for a 10x10 concrete slab.
Might as well go ahead and call a "concrete mix" place, pay them for a full truck and find somebody to get everything ready for you and flatten it out.
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:51 AM
 
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Might as well go ahead and call a "concrete mix" place, pay them for a full truck and find somebody to get everything ready for you and flatten it out.
Exactly. For that kind of money I will just figure out how to do it myself. Even if I screw it up totally and have to start over it will be cheaper.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Just called these guys. Wanted $3,500 for a 10x10 concrete slab.
That's CRAZY!

10x10 isn't that big, just mix it yourself.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: SouthCentral Texas
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I think there is a service call "Seek it local" is a list of reputable companies that list there, the have backround checks and good customer service ratings.


Seek It Local | WOAI.COM: San Antonio News
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:34 PM
 
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Now is my turn for a concrete patio.

I live in the Schertz area and I'm a little concerned about clay expansion in the ground, it already messed up my driveway because the water just sits right next to it. In 8 months, the driveway got a crack of about 1-1/2".

The driveway will get fixed by the builders,
but I'm concerned about the foundation, so I want to build a 40'x10' concrete patio in my backyard.

I'm thinking about doing it myself to save money, get everything ready (I have a few friends that are structural engineers), pay a concrete mix place for the concrete and then pay some guy some cash to flatten it out.


Does anybody know how much it would cost to build a 40'x10' concrete patio?
Has any of you guys done it yourself?
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:45 PM
 
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Highly recommended. Bill Weichert with Concrete Decorating in San Antonio did an outstanding job with our back yard patio. Our concrete patio is stamped and stained. His integrity, honesty and timeliness is the backbone of his business. He will be there when he says he will and he always returns your calls in a matter of minutes or a couple of hours. He cleans his worksite and his workers are very courteous.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:57 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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I had a 16 x 20' pad poured about 5 years ago for a workshop - IIRC, it was about $1600. Watch the steel - lots of 'em will want to just use netting - with something that size, I'd highly recommend some perimeter beams w/good rebar at a minimum.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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Highly recommended. Bill Weichert with Concrete Decorating in San Antonio did an outstanding job with our back yard patio. Our concrete patio is stamped and stained. His integrity, honesty and timeliness is the backbone of his business. He will be there when he says he will and he always returns your calls in a matter of minutes or a couple of hours. He cleans his worksite and his workers are very courteous.

Well, the $35 /sq foot he quoted me was either a 'go away, I don't want those jobs' price, or it was magical concrete hand mixed by virgins in the light of a full moon.

Glad it worked out for you though.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: North Central S.A.
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Well, the $35 /sq foot he quoted me was either a 'go away, I don't want those jobs' price, or it was magical concrete hand mixed by virgins in the light of a full moon.

Glad it worked out for you though.
So $630 (6X3X35) is too much too? What are you looking to pay?
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: somewhere south of Canada
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wow, interesting to see this thread come to life again.

For what it's worth, I still have a cracked front step. I had a bunch of other expenses (a/c repair etc.) and may get back to the great concrete hunt next month.
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