2022 Concrete Prices | Concrete Truck Delivery Costs (Per Yard) (2023)

Concrete Prices

The average cost of concrete is $119 to $147 per cubic yard, which includes delivery up to 20 miles. Pouring plain concrete costs $5 to $10 per square foot depending on the quality, while colored, stamped, or stained concrete costs $8 to $18 per square foot to install.

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Concrete Prices
ProjectCubic YardsCost of Concrete + Delivery
4’ x 20’ Sidewalk1.48$255
10’ x 10’ Shed1.85$320
12’ x 12’ Patio2.66$460
20’ x 24’ Driveway8.88$1,060
24’ x 24’ Garage10.66$1,270

When pouring a concrete slab, patio, driveway, sidewalk, or adding steps, getting ready-mixed concrete delivered is quick and cost-effective. When estimating the costs of your concrete project, factors include the local cost of concrete, the amount of concrete you need, grading the land, preparing the subbase, installing concrete forms, laying reinforcements, pumping, and finishing.

Before hiring a concrete contractor, it's important to learn about the additional costs, delivery types, different concrete quality, and estimate how much concrete you need with our cost calculator.

Table of Contents

  1. Concrete Prices
  • Per Yard
  • Per Square Foot
  • Per Truck Load
  • Per Ton
  • How Much Concrete Do You Need?
  • Concrete Delivery Costs
    • Short Load
    • Ready-Mix
    • Haul Your Own
    • Questions to Ask
  • Prep Work Before Pouring Concrete
    • Grading
    • Subbase
    • Forms
    • Reinforcement
    • Pumping
  • Pre-Mix Concrete Prices
    • Equipment Rental Costs
    • DIY Installation Tips
  • Concrete PSI
    • Recommended PSI
    • Prices By PSI Mix
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Hiring A Concrete Contractor
  • Concrete Contractors Near Me
  • Concrete Cost Per Yard

    According to the NRMCA, concrete costs $108 per cubic yard on average. With concrete delivery and pouring, most pay $119 to $147 per cubic yard depending on the PSI of the cement. A full 10-yard truckload with delivery costs $1,169 to $1,444, which is enough to pour a 20x24 driveway.

    Getting less than a full truckload (short-load) or weekend delivery will add to your final cost. If your job site is more than 20 miles away from the mixing plant, expect to pay an additional fee of $9.50 per mile.

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    Concrete Cost Per Yard
    ItemCost Per Cubic Yard
    Base Price$119 – $147
    Add For Less Than 10 CY Per Load+ $53
    Add For Saturday Delivery+ $8
    Coloring+ $31 – $170
    Stamped+ $45 – $108

    Concrete Price Per Square Foot

    A typical 6" thick concrete slab costs $5 to $10 per square foot depending on the concrete quality and project size. Decorative options such as coloring, stamping, patterns, or special finishes bring the total installation cost to $8 to $18 per square foot. However, most concrete jobs are measured in cubic yards instead of square feet.

    Full Truck Load of Concrete Cost

    One full truckload of concrete is about 10 cubic yards and costs between $1,169 and $1,444 depending on the PSI mix. Anything less than a full truckload is considered a short load which adds $53 per cubic yard to your final price.

    Bulk Concrete and Price Per Ton

    One cubic yard of concrete is equal to 2.03 (short) tons which costs an average of $50 to $75 per ton. Bulk concrete is measured and delivered in tons for large commercial applications, and the price will vary depending on the PSI (pounds per square inch) strength required for the job.

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    How Much Concrete Do You Need?

    How much concrete you need is typically measured in cubic yards and is the largest factor in determining your final delivery cost. Once you calculate how much concrete you need, add 5% to 10% to account for waste and spills.

    Ordering more than you need is way better than ending up short. Pouring twice may produce a "cold seam" between the concrete that will cause you to start over.

    Concrete Cost & Yards Calculator

    Put in the dimensions of your project in our concrete calculator below to find the number of cubic yards required and the estimated total cost for concrete delivery. Does not include adding a waste of 5%.

    Concrete Delivery Costs

    When you order concrete, cement trucks don't drive from house to house making deliveries. If pre-mixed, each order of concrete is mixed specifically according to the requirements of the job. Once the concrete is mixed, the driver has about 90 minutes, or 300 rotations of the truck's barrel, to deliver that load before the cement starts to set.

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    Choosing the right type of concrete delivery is vital whether you're a homeowner or a contractor. The amount of concrete ordered and the distance the truck needs to travel affects your final cost. For most residential jobs, the two common types of concrete deliveries are ready-mix and short load.

    1. Short Load Concrete – Commonly used by residential contractors for small to medium-sized projects where the concrete is mixed on-site. The dry concrete usually fits in one truckload.
    2. Ready-Mix Concrete – The concrete is mixed before delivery at a mixing plant and typically used by contractors for larger construction projects such as driveways and garage slabs.

    Short-Load Concrete Prices

    Each cubic yard of concrete costs $119 to $147 per cubic yard delivered. A full truckload of concrete generally holds 10 cubic yards, while partially filled trucks or "short loads" cost $53 per cubic yard more, or about $172 per yard.

    Some concrete contractors will offer short load services for small or residential projects where they deliver between 1 and 11 yards of concrete in ¼-cubic-yard increments in a single trip. The concrete is then mixed on-site using a freestanding mixer by the company staff for a service charge of about $60 to $110 or more. At that point, you or your contractors are responsible for pouring the concrete.

    Short-Load Concrete Prices
    Cubic YardsMixing On-site Fees
    6 – 6.75$60
    5 – 5.75$70
    4 – 4.75$80
    3 – 3.75$90
    2 – 2.75$100
    1 – 1.75$110

    Short-load concrete deliveries are the ideal option for smaller projects they may require 1-3 cubic yards:

    • Sidewalks
    • Retaining Walls
    • Small Slabs (Sheds, Patios)
    • Landscaping Steps
    • Footings

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    Ready-Mix Concrete Prices

    Ready-mix concrete is pre-mixed in batches of 10 cubic yards or more and includes delivery up to 20 miles for $119 to $147 per cubic yard. The quality of ready-mix concrete is much higher than short load delivery because the concrete is precisely prepared at a mixing plant.

    Once the concrete is mixed, the driver has about 90 minutes to deliver that load before it sets, and the concrete must be poured immediately upon arrival.

    Ready-Mix Concrete Prices
    ItemAverage Cost
    Base Cost$119 – $147 per cubic yard
    Add For Delivery Over 20 Miles+ $9.50 per mile
    Add For Less Than 10 CY Per Load+ $53 per cubic yard
    Add For Saturday Delivery+ $8 per cubic yard
    Add For Standby Charge In Excess of 5 Minutes+ $3 per minute
    Base Cost For Special Finishes+ $96 per truckload
    Add For Coloring+ $31 – $170 per cubic yard
    Add For Stamped+ $45 – $108 per cubic yard

    Ready-mix concrete typically includes 1" to 1-1/2" aggregate and common projects include:

    • Driveways
    • Foundations
    • Large Slabs
    • Footings
    • Long Sidewalks
    • Concrete Structures
    • Commercial Applications

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    Haul Your Own Concrete

    You also have the option of hauling your own concrete, typically up to 1 cubic yard at a time. You will need to rent a small concrete mixer that is attached to a trailer which adds $10 per cubic yard to your concrete price, or a flat fee of $120 per day.

    In many projects, concrete should be poured all at once; else, it will produce a "cold seam" that weakens the structure. Keep this in mind if your project requires more than one cubic yard of material.

    Questions to Ask Your Concrete Contractor

    • What strength of concrete do I need? The strength of the concrete required depends on whether you're pouring a sidewalk, installing fence posts, a foundation, or a driveway.
    • What day of the week will you deliver the concrete? Having concrete delivered on a Saturday could incur an additional charge of $8 per cubic yard.
    • How will you unload the concrete? Concrete delivery drivers do not pour concrete; they only deliver it. Make sure there is a person available to pump the concrete.
    • How much time will you need to pour it? The usual pouring time is 10 minutes per yard, so a full truck of 10 cubic yards would need 1 hour and 40 minutes to pump.
    • What will you do with the remaining concrete? If you think you might have leftover concrete, purchase concrete forms or frames from your local home improvement store so they are ready to use. You can pour some planters or landscaping items such as mailboxes, fence posts, or flagpoles.

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    Prep Work Before Pouring Concrete

    Before scheduling your concrete delivery, extra prep work such as grading, preparing a subbase, building forms, or installing reinforcements may be necessary.


    The base that lies beneath your concrete is essential to a successful slab that does not crack. Grading typically costs $60 per hour for a tractor and operator. Grading is necessary to ensure water drains away from your home and doesn’t pool underneath the concrete, which could result in major cracking. For larger projects, such as clearing the land when building a house costs between $1,150 and $3,680.


    For proper installation, a sub-base or sub-grade of gravel and sand that's delivered needs to be laid and compacted at $10 to $20 per cubic yard. A subbase reduces the possibility of shifting, resulting in less cracking. The foundation must be stable for the concrete to perform best.

    Cost of Concrete Forms

    Plywood forming with stakes, nails, and form oil is required to pour concrete. Concrete edge forms for driveways and sidewalks cost $2 to $3 per linear foot to install, while forms for foundation walls, building walls, and retaining walls cost $2.50 to $6.00 per square foot of contact area.

    Cost of Concrete Forms
    Edge Form TypeAverage Cost
    Driveways and Sidewalks$2 – $3 per linear foot
    Foundation Walls, Building Walls & Retaining Walls$2.50 – $6.00 per square foot
    • Costs include all materials needed such as stakes, nails, ties, clamps, stripping.
    • A 5-10% waste in added for plywood, and 20% waste for bracing.
    • If forms are required on both sides of the concrete, include the length (or contact surface area) of each side plus the end widths.
    • Form stripping labor to remove forms and bracing, clean, and stack on the job site costs $0.30 to $0.60 per square foot.

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    Concrete Reinforcement

    Concrete reinforcement wire mesh costs $0.15 – $0.30 per square foot, while rebar ranges from $0.30 to $0.50 per linear foot. Adding concrete reinforcements helps with poor soil conditions, prevents large cracks, and is highly recommended to make your concrete project structurally sound.

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    Colored Concrete Cost

    Ordering tan, brown, gray, or beige colored concrete will add $31 per cubic yard bringing the total cost to $150 to $178 per cubic yard including delivery. There's an extra charge for truck cleanup of $96 per day, which may be more if a separate mixer is needed for multiple colors. Colored concrete is popular in landscape design.

    Colored Concrete Cost
    ColorAdded Per Cubic Yard
    Tan, Brown, Gray, or Beige$31
    White Concrete Pigment$43

    Stamped & Stained Concrete Cost

    Special concrete finishes such as staining or stamped concrete costs from $2 to $18 per square foot to install depending on the intricacy of the design. Stamped concrete varies from a smooth polish to geometric patterns to something that resembles stone, brick, or tile. Stained concrete is cheaper, and one color is applied to the surface with a protective sealant. Advanced staining projects encompass multiple colors, stenciling, and border designs.

    Stamped & Stained Concrete Cost
    DesignCost Per Square Foot
    Ordinary Stamped Designs$8 – $12
    More Distinguished Designs$12 – $18
    Basic Stains$2 – $5
    Multiple Stains, Stenciling, Designs$15+

    Concrete Pumping Cost

    Concrete pumping for small residential jobs with a trailer-mounted pump and 200' hose costs $15 per cubic yard with a $125 minimum. For larger concrete pouring jobs that require a 75' to 105' boom truck ranges from $140 to $190 per hour with a typical 4- to 5-hour minimum.

    Trailer mounted pumps can move 15 cubic yards of concrete per hour, while a boom truck can run 70 to 90 cubic yards per hour. When pumping with a boom truck, add in at least 1 hour for equipment setup and 1 hour for cleanup.

    For large projects, or if no concrete pump trucks are available, renting an 80-ton crane to reach 100 feet costs $240 per hour, or about $20 per cubic yard, plus travel costs each way. Cranes can move 20 cubic yards of concrete per hour with a 4,000-pound bucket.

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    Pre-Mix Concrete Prices

    Pre-mixed concrete costs $4.49 to $5.57 per 50-pound bag of light-weight and fast-setting concrete mix and is available at most home improvement stores. Pre-mixed concrete comes in two varieties; a "no-mix" bag which requires the addition of water, and another which requires renting a concrete mixer to cure the cement.

    Pre-Mix Concrete Prices
    Cement TypePrices Per Sack
    Light-weight Concrete (50 lb.)$4.49
    Concrete Mix, Fast Setting (50 lb.)$4.57
    Mortar Mix (60 lb.)$5.57
    High Early Strength Cement (80 lb.)$6.29
    Portland Cement I and II (94 lb.)$11.50
    Masonry Cement (70 lb.)$11.50
    Plastic Cement (94 lb.)$12.00
    White Cement (94 lb.)$26.90

    Each bag size produces a different yield of cubic yards:

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    • 50-pound bag yields .014 cubic yards
    • 60-pound bag yields .017 cubic yards
    • 90-pound bag yields .025 cubic yards

    There are different types of cement, but the most common is Portland cement, which is used in concrete, mortar, stucco, and grout. Other types include slow- or fast-drying cement, more- or less-viscous cement, and one kind of cement that resists water damage. It all depends on the ratio of materials used to mix cement and aggregates, which affects the end result.

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    Pre-mixed concrete bags are available from 50 to 90-pound sacks and are excellent for most small residential jobs such as:

    • Fence Posts
    • Mailboxes
    • Flagpoles
    • Minor Repairs

    Concrete Equipment Rental Costs

    When you haul your own concrete, use pre-mixed bags, or get a short-load delivered, you may need to rent equipment based on your project's scope. For example, renting a cement mixer on a trailer for small jobs costs $120 per day or $390 for a week.

    Concrete Equipment Rental Costs
    Concrete Buggies$100$300 $700
    Concrete Vibrator$75$200$500
    Screed Concrete Vibrators$85$280$600
    Troweling Machine$70$225$600
    Power Trowel$70$220$620
    Cement Mixer (6 CF)$110$335$700
    Towable Cement Mixer (10+ CF)$120$390$630
    Bull Float$15$45$105
    Concrete Saw (10 HP)$130$320$710
    Concrete Bucket (1 CY)$90$265$570
    Plaster Mixer$95$290$585
    Concrete Conveyor$140$515$1,490

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    DIY Concrete Installation Tips

    To get the most out of your concrete project, follow these installation tips:

    • Be precise in your measurements. If you do not order the correct amount of concrete, you may have to start over completely. Add 5% to 10% more than you need for spills and waste. Measure twice, pour once.
    • Have the proper tools on hand. A concrete contractor will already own these tools, but you may have to purchase some of them. You will need:
      • Square mouth shovel
      • Screed board
      • Wooden float
      • Steel trowel
      • Edging tool
      • Grooving tool
      • Mallet or heavy hammer
      • Level
      • Garden rake
    • Build a proper form for your project. Use 2x4's for the sides and stakes for the corners.
    • Use a level to make sure you have the correct grade on your slope and to allow water to drain away from buildings.
    • If you need a stronger slab, reinforce the concrete with wire mesh or rebar.
    • Before the concrete sets, you can add decorative finishing such as patterns or textures. A texture will be attractive and will keep the slab from being slippery.
    • Cure the concrete by adding a cure-and-seal compound to your mixture to limit cracking.
    • When you finish, concrete must be cleaned off immediately. Wash the truck, tools, and wheelbarrows in an area where the water will not run off into the garden or other areas.

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    Concrete PSI For Driveways, Sidewalks, and Foundations

    PSI stands for “pounds per square inch,” and it measures the strength of concrete. The more pounds per square inch, the stronger the concrete.

    Recommended Concrete PSI

    The recommended concrete PSI for most residential projects such as walkways, driveways, and sidewalks is 2,500 PSI, while foundations, footings, and floor slabs it's best to use 3,000 PSI concrete.

    Recommended Concrete PSI
    • Walkways
    • Driveways
    • Floors
    • Sidewalks
    • General Construction
    • Foundations
    • Floor Slabs
    • Beams and Footings
    • Pavement
    • Commercial
    • High-traffic Areas
    • Special Construction Areas
    • High Impact

    Concrete Prices Per Yard By PSI Mix

    The higher the PSI strength of the concrete, the higher the price per cubic yard.

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    Concrete Prices Per Yard By PSI Mix
    PSI MixPrice Per Cubic Yard Delivered
    2,000 PSI, 5.0 Sack Mix$119
    2,500 PSI, 5.5 Sack Mix$122
    3,000 PSI, 6.0 Sack Mix$124
    3,500 PSI, 6.5 Sack Mix$126
    4,000 PSI, 7.1 Sack Mix$129
    5,000 PSI, 8.5 Sack Mix$147

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Where Do You Buy Concrete?

    There are multiple ways to buy concrete depending on the amount you need. For small residential projects, you can purchase pre-mixed 50-pound bags of concrete from your local home improvement store. For larger projects, call a ready-mix concrete delivery company which hauls up to 10 cubic yards at a time, which is enough to pour anything from a sidewalk to a driveway.

    What Is The Cheapest Way To Buy Concrete?

    The cheapest way to buy concrete is to mix your own by purchasing pre-mixed bags for $4.49 each and renting a concrete mixer for $120 per day. The second best way, it to buy a bulk truckload full (10 cubic yards) for $1,169 including delivery.

    How Do You Order Concrete?

    When you call a concrete contractor, ask for the dispatch department which is responsible for setting up new deliveries. As long as you can provide the dimensions of your project and what you are pouring, they will be able to tell you exactly how much concrete you need and the PSI mix you need. Always be sure to order 5% to 10% more than you need and ask if you need any additives like reinforced fiber for your project.

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    How Many Cubic Yards of Concrete Are In A Truck?

    A concrete truck's capacity is approximately 10 cubic yards of concrete which costs $1,169 to $1,444 delivered up to 20 miles. This is enough to pour a 20' x 24' concrete driveway that is 8.88 cubic yards and not have to pay for two deliveries.

    What Is The Minimum Amount of Concrete for Delivery?

    The minimum concrete delivery for ready-mix concrete is a truckload of about 10 cubic yards at $119 to $147 per cubic yard. If you order less than 10 cubic yards of cement, there will be an additional fee of approximately $53 per cubic yard.

    How Long Does It Take to Pour Concrete?

    From start to finish, a crew of five can set forms and pour 40 to 50 cubic yards of concrete directly from a ready-mix truck in an 8-hour day. For pumping alone, it takes 60 to 90 minutes to pour a typical truckload of concrete.

    Once the water is added to the dry mixture, the concrete must be delivered/poured within 1.5 hours (or 300 revolutions of the truck) before the cement sets. Trailer mounted concrete pumps move 15 cubic yards per hour, boom trucks move 70 to 90 CY, and cranes move 20 CY per hour.

    Can You Pour Concrete in a Hole with Water?

    Yes, you can pour concrete in a hole with water if the water is calm. If there is movement in the water, it will wash away the cement paste that holds the sand and gravel together.

    Can You Pour Concrete Over Grass?

    Yes, you can pour concrete over grass. For best results, it’s a good idea to use a rototiller over the area until the vegetation is broken up as much as possible. Grass has been known to grow up through concrete, so you want to make sure the grass is dead.

    What Is the Difference Between Concrete and Cement?

    Cement is an ingredient in concrete. Concrete is made up of paste and aggregates. The paste is the water combined with Portland cement, and the aggregate is gravel or crushed stones. (Portland cement is simply the term for the cement used in nearly every kind of concrete.)

    What Is a Lean Mix of Concrete?

    A lean mix of concrete refers to a lower ratio of cement to liquid in the concrete. While this may not make a good driveway, it makes an excellent base layer for other types of concrete to go over. It helps to even out a rough terrain.

    How Far Can Concrete Be Pumped?

    According to the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA), most residential concrete pumping is completed with 30-meter class booms which pump as far as 100 feet. Smaller concrete jobs use a trailer-mounted pump with a 200' hose, while large projects use an 80-ton crane to reach up to 100'.

    How Much Does a Concrete Pump Truck Cost Per Hour?

    Concrete jobs that require a 75' to 105' boom pump truck ranges from $140 to $190 per hour with a typical 4- to 5-hour minimum. This covers the truck and a certified driver, but not the concrete.

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    Hiring A Concrete Contractor

    Be sure to get at least 3 cost estimates and compare multiple concrete contractors. They will inform you on the type of delivery you need, the best PSI to use for your project, what aggregates you need, and will send an accurate quote based on your cubic yard requirements.

    • Check their online reviews from HomeGuide and Google.
    • Check their Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating.
    • Make sure they are insured, licensed, and bonded.
    • Ask for references from recent projects they have completed.
    • Get the contract and terms in writing.
    • Be sure the amount of concrete you purchase is appropriate for your project.

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    How much is pumped concrete UK? ›

    Ready mix concrete costs around £65 – £85 per m³.

    How much does a concrete lorry cost? ›

    A typical cement truck is estimated to carry around six cubic metres of concrete.

    How much is 1m3 of concrete? ›

    1m3 of concrete = 150l water + 250kg cement + 700kg sand + 1200kg aggregates.

    How much does it cost to lay concrete per square Metre UK? ›

    Pouring concrete might cost anywhere between £40 - £50 per m2. This could change based on the job's complexity, and the time it takes to pour the concrete. Generally, labour will cost between £220 - £450 per day.

    How much is a pump truck for concrete? ›

    What does it cost to hire a pump truck? Most concrete pumping companies charge by the hour. Prices may range from $150-$200 an hour.

    Is it cheaper to mix your own concrete or have it delivered? ›

    It depends on the size of your project. If all you're doing is pouring a pad for a set of outdoor steps or pier footings for a deck, it's cheaper to diy. If you're pouring a house foundation or slab for a garage, then have it delivered.

    How much concrete is in each truck? ›

    The average size concrete truck holds 8-10 cubic yards of concrete. But there are larger and smaller size concrete trucks. An 8-10 cubic yard truck is the right size for residential work like patios, foundations, driveways or steps. Larger concrete trucks can carry upwards of 14 yards of concrete.

    What is the difference between a cement truck and a concrete truck? ›

    Many people mistaken concrete trucks for cement trucks. The revolving cylindrical container or “barrel” that you see attached to trucks actually contains concrete, rather than cement. You often see these concrete trucks on site with workers so they can lay the concrete to build a parking garage or a highway.

    How much concrete is in a truck load? ›

    Most concrete trucks can hold between 11 and 15 cubic yards of concrete. Weight limits on roads often limit the amount they can carry to 8 to 11 cubic yards.

    How thick should driveway concrete be? ›

    As for thickness, non-reinforced pavement four inches thick is standard for passenger car driveways. For heavier vehicles, a thickness of five inches is recommended. To eliminate standing water, the driveway should be sloped towards the street a minimum of one percent, or 1/8 inch per foot, for proper drainage.

    How do you calculate labor cost for concrete? ›

    Labor Cost For Concrete Slab

    To have concrete poured and finished, it will cost $2.52 to $2.60 per square foot for the labor, and $2.83 to $3.57 per square foot for the concrete itself. Concrete slabs are poured either off or on the job site.

    How many wheelbarrows is 1m3 of concrete? ›

    There are approximately 20 barrow loads of concrete per m3. this is based on a standard one wheel barrow, loaded to 80% capacity.

    How thick should a concrete slab be? ›

    Standard concrete floor slab thickness in residential construction is 4 inches. Five to six inches is recommended if the concrete will receive occasional heavy loads, such as motor homes or garbage trucks. To prepare the base, cut the ground level to the proper depth to allow for the slab thickness.

    How much does a 3000 sq ft slab cost? ›

    The national average cost of a concrete slab is $6.60 per square foot for materials and labor. Most homeowners can expect to pay between $4.34 and $7.73 per square foot for concrete installation.

    How much should I charge for a concrete slab? ›

    The amount of labor needed differs from project to project. Labor involves preparing the foundation and forms, laying the base or reinforcement, mixing the concrete, pouring, and finishing. The average concrete slab cost of $4 to $8 per square foot includes labor.

    Is concrete Pumping profitable? ›

    Pumping 1 job per day (for a standard work week) and spending no more than 4 hours on that job will gross a profit of $117,000/year! Pumping 2 jobs per day will double that number to $234,000/year....and during a stable economy, an average of 2 jobs per day is easily obtainable for an ambitious pumper.

    How far can you pump concrete from a truck? ›

    Ground line hydraulic pumps can shift concrete at 1m³ each minute and can extend to a distance of around 150 meters, in order to reach the pour site.

    How many feet can you pump concrete? ›

    use as much steel pipe as possible, and try to keep the rubber hose down to a minimum, no more than 80 feet of hose if possible. Make sure the mix is fresh and wet, don't be afraid to turn down a load if it is getting old, and a little warm.

    How much does it cost to pour 1 yard of concrete? ›

    How much is a yard of concrete? When estimating the cost of concrete, use $125 per yard as a ballpark figure. However, concrete prices differ by region, and you'll have to pay a ready mix delivery fee, plus factor in labor charges if hiring a contractor. Get quotes from concrete contractors near me.

    Do you need to compact gravel under concrete? ›

    Because concrete is a very porous material, it will absorb any moisture that it contacts. This can cause pooling. Without crushed stone, pooling water will settle under it and erode your slab. Adding a layer of crushed stone will add proper drainage, as well as create a barrier between your slab and the ground.

    Does adding Portland cement to quikrete make it stronger? ›

    To answer your question, yes adding some portland cement will add a bit of strength, up to a point, then other additives are needed to get super concrete.

    How much does a yard of concrete cover at 4 inches thick? ›

    One Cubic Yard of Concrete: 4-inches thick – covers 81 square feet.

    How do you calculate concrete for a truck? ›


    Measure the length and width that you'd like to cover. Multiply the length by the width to determine square footage. Convert the thickness from inches to feet. Multiply the thickness in feet by the square footage to determine cubic feet.

    How many 80lb bags of concrete make a yard? ›

    How many concrete bags do you need? One 80lbs bag of Quikrete Concrete Mix will yield approximately . 60 cu ft. So it will take 45 bag to equal one cubic yard of concrete.

    What do concrete trucks do with extra concrete? ›

    Having an excess of concrete is not the usual practice for every concrete producer, but Cunningham does confirm that if there is any excess concrete, it gets recycled. A producer may also use it do make concrete blocks, useful for retaining walls or barricades.

    How thick does concrete need to be for a concrete truck? ›

    An 8-inch thick slab is almost always fine for a fully loaded concrete truck. A 7-inch slab can allow for around 60 to 80% of a full truck, whereas a 6-inch thick slab can only allow for 25 to 35% of a full truck.

    How long can a concrete truck sit? ›

    When is a concrete truck considered too old to pour? Do you have to send it back? The answer is yes and no…. Yes – According to ASTM C-94, concrete discharge must be complete within 90 minutes of mixing water with cement and aggregates.

    How much does it cost to pour a 24x24 slab of concrete? ›

    Based on an average cost of $4 to $8 per square foot, a 24×24 slab may cost $2,304 to $4,608. However, those estimates include material, labor, and a six-inch slab. If you want a more accurate estimate, use the following guide to explore the costs of a 24×24 concrete slab.

    Do you need rebar for 4 inch slab? ›

    No, you do not need rebar for a 4-inch slab of concrete on grade. A 4-inch-thick slab cast on the ground and in permanent contact with it will float and rebar is not required. Rebar is recommended on concrete measuring 5 – 6 inches thick.

    Do I need rebar in concrete driveway? ›

    This strength is crucial for things like buildings, roads and driveways. Rebar is not necessary for every concrete project. The general rule of thumb is that if you are pouring concrete that is more than 5 inches in depth, you are probably going to want to add in some rebar to help reinforce the entire structure.

    Do you need wire mesh for 4 inch slab? ›

    No, they do not. Larger projects or slabs may need steel reinforcement to provide support or extra strength. Wired mesh can also help resist cracking. However, not every piece of concrete necessarily requires that extra boost.

    How much is concrete per load? ›

    Full Truck Load of Concrete Cost

    One full truckload of concrete is about 10 cubic yards and costs between $1,169 and $1,444 depending on the PSI mix. Anything less than a full truckload is considered a short load which adds $53 per cubic yard to your final price.

    How much does it cost to pour a 40x60 concrete slab? ›

    How much does a 40×60 concrete slab cost? It would be about $8,500 to $12,000 for a 40×60 foot concrete slab, 6 inches thick. That's based on national averages of around $5 per square foot for a fully engineered, finished concrete slab, including labor and materials.

    How much does it cost to pour a 20x30 slab? ›

    How much will it cost to pour a 20x30 slab of concrete? Concrete costs $4–$8 per square foot on average. This means a 20-by-30 foot concrete slab will cost $2,400–$4,800 depending on the slab's thickness and the type of concrete needed.

    How long do you have to unload a concrete truck? ›

    Concrete is perishable and you will have about 60 minutes to have the truck unloaded. This is another reason you should ensure you have adequate help and all of the tools necessary to complete your project when the truck arrives. Concrete is caustic to skin and eyes and will cause burns.

    How many cubic yards equal a yard? ›

    1 cubic yard =1 yards1 yards =
    2 cubic yard =1.2599 yards2 yards =
    3 cubic yard =1.4422 yards3 yards =
    4 cubic yard =1.5874 yards4 yards =
    5 cubic yard =1.71 yards5 yards =
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    How many wheelbarrows of concrete are in a yard of concrete? ›

    Depending upon your wheelbarrow size (i.e. 2 or 3 cubic feet per wheelbarrow load), it will take 9 to 14 full loads to equal 1 cubic yard.

    Do you need rebar for 3 inch slab? ›

    Generally speaking, if you are making flat slabs of concrete on the ground and no more than four to five inches thick, you do not need rebar.

    How much weight can a 4 inch concrete slab hold? ›

    Typically we like to limit the weight to about 40 lb/sqft on an unknown 4″ slab. In most cases you can go to 80 lb/sqft in isolated spots, but unless you know roughly what the soil bearing and reinforcing is for that slab you might be looking at cracking.

    Does a concrete slab need footings? ›

    A concrete slab foundation needs footings in order to: Provide support to the walls of the building built on the foundation. Resist heaving and shifting due to freeze/thaw cycles. Prevent water runoff from undermining the slab.

    What is the best base for concrete slab? ›

    Most concrete contractors want a mix of coarse and fine aggregate to create a compactable base that is going to be safe for settlement and drainage. Crusher run (a mix of crushed stone and stone dust) and #57 coarse aggregate are two of the best base materials for concrete slabs.

    How much should a 20x20 slab cost? ›

    You can expect to pay between $1,600 and $3,200 for a 20×20 slab. The estimates are based on the average cost of $4 to $8 per square foot for a concrete slab. Yet, the costs may vary.

    How thick should a slab be for a garage? ›

    For most domestic garages, a six-inch slab of concrete will be sufficient. It is only when a space will see constant traffic from much heavier vehicles that a concrete slab of more than six inches would be needed.

    How many yards is a cement truck? ›

    Concrete trucks weigh an average of 25,000 lbs. by themselves and up to 40,000 lbs. when carrying a full load. Their capacity is around 8 cubic yards, but can be up to 10 cubic yards if fully-loaded.

    How much does it cost to pour a 1000 sq ft concrete slab? ›

    The average cost to lay down a 1,000-sq-ft concrete slab is around $3,000, which is around $3 per square foot.

    Can one person pour a concrete slab? ›

    Pouring a slab yourself can easily save you half of what it would cost to hire it out, plus it's pretty fun to pop on a pair of rubber boots and stomp around in wet cement as you pour, push, and pull it into place. All you need to get started is a clear day, a buddy, and the right tools.

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    How much does it cost to bust up concrete? ›

    The national average cost of concrete removal is $1,444, with a typical range between $679 and $2,848 or between $2 and $6 per square foot. Low-end projects, in which pros remove a small, thin concrete slab, average around $260.

    How Far Can concrete be pumped UK? ›

    How far can you pump concrete? A line pump can cover distances of around 150 metres while boom pumps can reach approximately half this distance.

    How much is a concrete lorry UK? ›

    A fully loaded 6m3 truck will weigh approximately 26 tonnes, depending on the type of concrete.

    Is it cheaper to mix your own concrete UK? ›

    Whilst it is cheaper to mix your own concrete in small quantities for personal projects. Generally, it will be more cost-effective to hire a company to do the mixing for you when working on a job larger than 3-4 cubic metres.

    How much do I charge for concrete labor? ›

    A concrete slab costs between $4.34 and $7.73 per square foot, with an average cost of $6.60 per square foot. The national average cost of a concrete slab is $6.60 per square foot for materials and labor. Most homeowners can expect to pay between $4.34 and $7.73 per square foot for concrete installation.

    How do you bid a big concrete job? ›

    Here is how to bid on concrete jobs:
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    Can I pour concrete over damaged concrete? ›

    Pouring concrete over cracked concrete before at least repairing the cracks is not going to go well. If the issues that caused the cracking to occur on your existing concrete surface are still present, they will affect your new concrete surface, too.

    How much concrete can you pump in an hour? ›

    Concrete pumps can pump large volumes of concrete as quickly as a truck mixer can discharge the concrete. Many pumps can pump 30 to 100 cubic metres of concrete per hour.

    How Long Can concrete be kept in the truck? ›

    When is a concrete truck considered too old to pour? Do you have to send it back? The answer is yes and no…. Yes – According to ASTM C-94, concrete discharge must be complete within 90 minutes of mixing water with cement and aggregates.

    What temperature does concrete stop? ›

    The necessary chemical reactions that set and strengthen concrete slow significantly below 50 °F and are almost non-existent below 40 °F.

    What is a truck that carries concrete called? ›

    CONCRETE MIXERS Also called “mixers”, these trucks primarily deliver ready-mix concrete and slurry however they can also deliver sand and aggregates if needed.

    What is a full load of concrete? ›

    A full load refers to the delivery of 10 cubic yards of concrete, or whatever the maximum load is on the vehicle delivering your concrete. The industry standard concrete truck carries 10 cubic yards. This can be a cost-effective option depending on the amount of concrete needed.

    What is a concrete pouring truck called? ›

    Boom trucks are used for concrete pours for everything from slabs and medium high-rise buildings, to large-volume commercial and industrial projects.

    How thick should driveway concrete be? ›

    As for thickness, non-reinforced pavement four inches thick is standard for passenger car driveways. For heavier vehicles, a thickness of five inches is recommended. To eliminate standing water, the driveway should be sloped towards the street a minimum of one percent, or 1/8 inch per foot, for proper drainage.

    Is there something cheaper than concrete? ›

    Composite Cement

    The Bautex wall system which comes from the use of composite materials and foam beads is a great alternative to concrete. It's strong and requires a lot less energy when compared to traditional concrete and cement.

    How many bags of concrete can I mix in a day? ›

    With each round of mixing taking approximately 5 minutes, you can complete a maximum of 12 rounds of mixing in that timeframe. Most standard mixers allow for a maximum of two 80# bags of concrete per batch for a total of 24 bags in an hour.


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