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Old 12-03-2007, 03:10 PM   #1
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I am building a 24 by 16 foot storage building. Planning on a monolithic concrete slab 16 by 24 feet, minimum 4 inches, thickenened to 8 by 8 inches around the perimeter. Site is close to level with a max of 5 - 6 inch change over the 24 feet. Specifing wire mesh in the pour. Location is coastal South Carolina and frost is not an issue. I am located 10 miles from the redi-mix plant.($115.00 per yard delivered)

Contractor will add gravel to level site,compact, install forms, add wire mesh,install bolt down bolts, finish concrete (steel trowel) and remove forms.

Price quote is $1275. Is this reasonable for this job?

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Old 12-03-2007, 03:37 PM   #2
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where in SC? just wondering? That is a great price the concrete alone will be $ 690. I think he under bid , make sure you get it done right

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A 24x 16 slab 4" thick will use 4 yards of concrete. Add for the curb. I personally would have the slab poured first, then the curb at a later date. If you plan on keeping heavy equipment (vehicle) in this storage building, I would go to 6". How about drain tile and a provision for underground power?
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Its not a curb , it is the footer around the slab , you have to pour it all at the same time . It's a little over 5 1/2 yards so you will need 6 that makes it $690.
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Typed too fast. I knew the perimeter would be 8" deep to act as a footer, but I was already thinking to elevate the sill above grade level with a curb.
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That is a hell of a deal. I would question if the guy is legit. Does he have a license? Does he have insurance? Does he have a bunch of illegals doing the work?
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Boy that sounds right in line with my budget, I want a slightly longer building though.

Up here where I live, if you do some of the formworkand help with the pour, you can get some guys to do the finish side very cheap.

Sounds like a guy here where it's just him and his brother, they do small/medium projects just the two of them.

I have no experience, just stating what I've been told while shopping around to a couple guys.

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That guy is working cheap....check references, or ask to see some of his work. This is like buying a $29,000 truck for $19,000.
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Sorry, I'm a chevy boy But if you're giving a nice one away I change
Oh OK. A guy on a Ford forum who was a huge help had the same screen name and was from FLA.

Sorry, trying like hell to keep mine.

Best of luck to the original poster, sorry for the hijack.

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