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Old 02-24-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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$ of pouring a basement slab


can anyone give me a rough estimate on the cost of pouring a 24x24 (576 sq ft) at about 4 inches thick we a building a house.The walls will be used from concrete blocks.

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Well, that's just over 7 yards of concrete at (when all is said and done) at least $125 per yard, depending on what mix you use. Of course, that varies region to region, mix to mix, company to company, etc.

Then if you have a contractor, it'll be his labor.

And any steel you put in it.

Are you going to DIY? If so, call your local redimix company and request a quote. Make sure to over order by a yard at least, because its much more expensive if you have to get an additional truck. And make sure the truck can get to the slab safely, otherwise you'll have to get a pump (or wheelbarrow it, but that sucks).

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Does it have to be poured on a footing?

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Since nobody has any idea of your job's specific conditions, or labor rates and materials costs in your area, this sort of thread is strongly discouraged on this site...Especially if you're asking what a contractor will charge.
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Thank you so much you are very helpful...My husband is building the house hes a contractor, but we need to pay someone to pour the floor. We were trying to decide weather to do a full basement or a crawel space.
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Do a full basement, even one with only 6' of head room would be good
But for livable space in the future you need 7'
Its a good selling point down the road
One house we really liked, but they did a crawl space instead of a basement - we passed
Every person I know who did a crawl space has regretted it
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A full basement with only 7' of headroom? wow. By the time you have your ductwork, a support beam and plumbing lines, you have much less headroom and it may feel cramped.

I'd do at least 8' but shoot for 9'.
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A full basement with only 7' of headroom? wow. By the time you have your ductwork, a support beam and plumbing lines, you have much less headroom and it may feel cramped.

I'd do at least 8' but shoot for 9'.
Right, by code you must have 7' headroom throughout. Beams can come down to 6'-6".
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can anyone give me a rough estimate on the cost of pouring a 24x24 (576 sq ft) at about 4 inches thick we a building a house.The walls will be used from concrete blocks.
We will prolly do 8' thought we live down south duct work is not needed we are doing a wood burning stove! thanks for all your responses!
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No air conditioning down south? I couldn't do it! I'd have to migrate north for the summer.

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