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Old 05-15-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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I am building a deck in my backyard and cannot get a truck back there. The truck would need to pump the concrete about 60ft. Any idea what it would cost for about 2.5 cubic yards fo concrete to be pumped in for the footers? Tryign to decide if its worth looking into or if I should suck it up and mix and pour the 13 footers (36" deep) myself.

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I think you will find pricing can vary area to area. Just call a few pumpers and ask. Your concrete supplier may provide pumping services as well, and if not they will have a list of pumpers they like to work with.

You may have a price diff for small and large stone in the concrete mix - smaller pumper needed for smaller stone. I did a patio with smaller stone to get the price of the pumper cheaper vs. larger stone for the slab on grade foundation for my 24x30 workshop.

Other options are to rent a concrete buggy or get a concrete trailer if you can get either of those in there.

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for that distance & cy, a trlr-mtd pump will be the least expensive,,, don't forget to ask your pumper how many cy to prime it,,, he &/or the plant will probably have mix recommendations.
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Any idea on the ballpark cost? I would probably be wiling to pay $200-$300. Any more than that and I would just do it myself. Is it worth calling if that is all I am willing to spend?
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none whatsoever as we primarily work in e cobb ( atlanta ),,, our trlr pumper's rate is $400 for 1/2day + cost of the redi-mix mud but all depends on what your time & back are worth,,, that's a lot of humping for 1 guy,,, naturally i don't pay it as it all gets passed on to the end user ( in this instance, you ! ) since you're a 1-time customer, don't think the price is negotiable,,, don't plan on any extracurricular activities till the pain wears off & the aleve bottle's emptied - you're a better man than i

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Your arithmetic seems a bit high. You say you are putting in 13 tubes at 36 inches each, that makes a total of 39 feet of concrete. If you use a 12 inch sonotube (pretty common for footers), that makes a total of about 30 cubic feet, or about 1.1 cubic yard, not the 2.5 yards you quoted. Unless you are using 18 inch tubes?

I put in nine 12 inch diameter concrete footers for my deck, they varied from 36 to 48 inches deep (a few hit ledge before they hit 48 inches). I had a similar problem, so I mixed the concrete by hand in a plastic tub and wheelbarrowed it over. I did have the gravel and sand delivered to my backyard, they were small trucks and could fit whereas a concrete truck would never have made it. It wasn't too bad of a job. I did it solo, but I would suggest getting a helper, buy them some beer. And do the work on a cool day, the concrete sets better, and you will feel a lot better about the work. But I don't know that I would care to mix up 2.5 yards, I only put in about 1.25 yards, and that was enough.
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Thanks Daniel. I was thinking I needed 18" but the inspector said I could do 12" and just try to flare out the bottom to 18. With that I expect it to be about 1.2 cuyds which seems much more managable. Probably not worth a pumper.

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