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Concrete Installation Cost

Concrete can be used for a number of different projects, including home foundations, driveways, countertops, patios, sidewalks, floors, and pool decks. If you're ready to get started on your project, we can help you get several free quotes from concrete contractors in your local area.

How do contractors charge for concrete?

The cost of concrete is often determined by the type of project. There are several different ways that a contractor may charge for their services. In most cases, basic site preparation will be included. However, if major excavation and grading are required, this will come at an additional cost. Specialty finishes will be more expensive than a basic broom finish. Take a look at the ProMatcher Concrete Cost Report for even more information about the cost of concrete in your area.

1. Cost of Concrete per Square Foot

A contractor may quote you a fixed fee per square foot for many projects, including patios, driveways, foundations, slabs, and floors. The cost of concrete coatings or concrete demolition is often quoted by the square foot as well.

The standard thickness is typically four inches. Thicker layers will come at an additional cost. The cost per square foot will be higher for stained concrete, colored concrete, or stamped concrete as well. You should ask your contractor if the concrete will be reinforced with rebar.

2. Cost of Concrete per Cubic Yard

For concrete delivery, you are likely to pay a fixed fee per cubic yard. The concrete will arrive by the truckload. In most cases, there is a set amount of time allotted to pour each yard. Anything over this time limit will be considered overtime.

You should expect to pay more slightly for stronger concretes with a higher PSI. Reinforced concrete will come at an additional cost. It will likely be reinforced with rebar or some sort of wire mesh. However, it can be also be reinforced with glass fibers. Glass-fiber reinforced concrete has the potential to be very expensive, but it is very durable.

3. Cost of Concrete: Hourly Rate

For concrete repairs, a contractor will likely charge an hourly rate (in addition to the cost of materials). A repair contractor can fix cracked driveways or sinking patios, as well as many other projects.


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