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mee081224 01-12-2013 05:40 PM

Asphalt Parking Lot Removal
Hi Im new to this site and have been a DIY for 15 years, but I am working on a new project to build a new house on a former parking lot for the demo house. I am wondering if anyone had experience in removing this. What the pain points were and how much did it cost? I imagine it should be cheaper than concrete since this stuff can be recycled. Let me know if I am missing something. It sits on about 60-70% of a .2 acre site. I have no clue on the depth of the asphalt or if there is any footers with it in South Florida.

Thanks for the help.

joecaption 01-12-2013 07:41 PM

No one here's going to be quoting prices.
Hire someone with a back hoe or skidloader and a dump truck.

paintdrying 01-12-2013 07:49 PM

I can give you a price. Way more than you would want to pay for asphalt. Yes concrete is expensive but so much better. I would lay down gravel if you can.

joecaption 01-12-2013 07:55 PM

He's trying to remove it not put it in.

Canarywood1 01-12-2013 08:27 PM

Asphalt and concrete can both be recycled,but only asphalt removed with a milling machine can be recycled,so like Joe said you'll need a backhoe or an endloader and a dump truck.

mee081224 01-12-2013 08:43 PM

So is concrete easier to pull up than Asphalt? Will I expect to pay more for the removal?

mee081224 01-12-2013 08:47 PM

I dont need a quote, but if someone can give me an example of a job they did or had, and put it into perspective for me that would help me get an idea. Right now I have 0 ideas.

danpik 01-12-2013 10:01 PM

Don't know where you live/are, but around here a company will come in and remove blacktop or concrete for the material. Check around, There may be someone interested

mee081224 01-12-2013 10:15 PM

hmmm interesting, didnt think it was worth it anything. I always forget how much can be recycled. Im in South Florida.

r.mills 01-13-2013 12:39 AM

It wouldn't take long for a skid steer to pick it all up and toss it in a truck.

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