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AFtigerFan
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Fair price for patio work
I'm in the process of building a house, and I got a quote from the builder on additional concrete work in the backyard. Concrete will already be under the deck, so anything in red in the image will be extra. I was quoted roughly $2,000. I'm just wondering if this is a fair price.



Coon
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re: Fair price for patio work
If that’s material and labor, I’d say yes.



AFtigerFan
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re: Fair price for patio work
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If that’s material and labor, I’d say yes.

It would be for everything. As long as it's fair, I'm good with it.


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That’s a steal


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Coon
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re: Fair price for patio work
Is the house slab and other concrete poured already and complete and you’re just tacking this on?

I come up with about 205sf which is about $9.75/sf. That’s really high BUT you have to remember they’re having to pour just this so not that far fetched.

2.5cy so you probably order 3 at $110/cy plus a short load fee of say $100. So you’re at $430 there.

Probably forming material is $100.

How will they get the concrete back there? Can they back a truck up? If not, Georgia buggy plus fuel probably $200. So we’re at $730 before labor.

So you’re at $1270 for labor. What’s a contractor charge rate for labor? If he pays his guys $10-$15 he has taxes and that fun stiff so he’s probably into it for $20/hr.

3 8h days for 2 guys is 48h x $20 = $960

So he makes $300.

Again, not that crazy.


AFtigerFan
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Is the house slab and other concrete poured already and complete and you’re just tacking this on?

House is almost complete, but no concrete work has been done yet (meaning driveway, patio under the deck, sidewalk, etc.). The area in red would be done at the same time as the patio under the deck is poured.

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How will they get the concrete back there? Can they back a truck up?
They should be able to get a truck back there, but this would be done at the same time as the patio, which is already included in the house price.
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So he makes $300.

I wouldn't be upset at this. The idea is to have a happy medium where the builder can get his profit and I feel like I got a decent enough price on the extra concrete.
This post was edited on 3/25 at 10:36 pm


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Coon
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re: Fair price for patio work
Pi r^2
3.14159265x7x7
Approx 153sf

ETA: nice edit, hahaha

If your flat work isn’t don’t yet, $2000 is way too high. Labor for flat work shouldn’t be more than $1.50-$2/sf.
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AFtigerFan
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ETA: nice edit, hahaha

Yep, I used radius instead of diameter. I was a little quick on the trigger. I believe you're right and $2,000 is too much. I'll try to negotiate a better cost, but I need to be aware of what it would cost to have someone come after the fact and do it. I appreciate the help.


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MoarKilometers
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re: Fair price for patio work
So is everything already formed up and you're now trying to add on after everything was prepped for a certain size? If yes, 2000 is quite reasonable for the change order.


AFtigerFan
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So is everything already formed up and you're now trying to add on after everything was prepped for a certain size? If yes, 2000 is quite reasonable for the change order.

Nothing is formed up as of yet. This is in the planning stage and they'd like me to finalize the plan prior to them beginning any of the flat work.
This post was edited on 3/26 at 8:26 am


MoarKilometers
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Nothing is formed up as of yet. This is in the planning stage and they'd like me to finalize the plan prior to them beginning any of the flat work.

Fair enough then, I'd counter with 1500 then... you'll probably end up meeting in the middle. Forming a circle is a pain in the ass, but still less than 2k worth of hassle.

You definitely don't want to do the small addons after the fact though. The sidewalk to circle maybe, but the 1 or 2 foot extension sections would have to be drilled and rebar added to keep them from separating/sinking.
This post was edited on 3/26 at 8:37 am


Coon
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Even if everything is formed up, that’s expensive.


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Cracker
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Yes


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