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Old 06-03-2019, 06:40 PM   #1
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Going rate for turnkey flat work in the Longview area is $4.50-$4.75. How much less should I expect if I have forms and rebar in place and I only need the crew to meet the truck and work/finish the pad. Iím building patio/parking pads. A 15 x 25 and a 21 x 25.


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Old 06-03-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
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If you just need it poured and finished I can probably meet you in the middle. I might can do it for 4.80 sf
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:52 PM   #3
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Iím assuming you are trying to be funny.


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Old 06-03-2019, 08:33 PM   #4
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Just talk to a couple local contractors to get a Saturday crew to do it for you on the side.
Guys that know how & will do the work, Prob. $125 a man, 4 man crew. $500 , done.

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Old 06-03-2019, 10:40 PM   #5
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Probably not. The cost is in the concrete and the labor. Lumber and wire is pretty cheap.


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Old 06-04-2019, 12:14 AM   #6
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You won't save much money at all by doing the dirt and forms unless you know or use a concrete guy who you've done work with in the past, or get a quote after you build forms and do rebar. I'm a landscaper and have people tell me all the time they have a friend who will do dirt work and forms for concrete, and it ends up being shoddy, and first thing concrete guy does is tear everything out and tell me its gonna cost more.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:32 AM   #7
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Just talk to a couple local contractors to get a Saturday crew to do it for you on the side.
Guys that know how & will do the work, Prob. $125 a man, 4 man crew. $500 , done.

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I agree with this. It shouldnít be hard to find a crew. Ask around you should be able to find someone that just runs work just as you are describing. Plenty of guys in my area that do this.
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Old 06-04-2019, 06:22 AM   #8
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All the concrete crews I work with wouldn't do it. A good crew has so much work right now and are working most Saturdays making more than $125 a day.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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Old 06-04-2019, 07:00 AM   #9
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I did all site prep, forms and rebar myself and paid $1000 for 5 guys to pour and finish a 30x60.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:22 AM   #10
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You won't save much money at all by doing the dirt and forms unless you know or use a concrete guy who you've done work with in the past, or get a quote after you build forms and do rebar. I'm a landscaper and have people tell me all the time they have a friend who will do dirt work and forms for concrete, and it ends up being shoddy, and first thing concrete guy does is tear everything out and tell me its gonna cost more.
Iíve saved a ton by doing all the dirt work and forms myself. I hire out the trucks and pay for the concrete myself. Just pay a few guys cash to come pour and trowel it. Roughly 1500 sq ft I was in less than $2ft. At the time I paid roughly $90/yd.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:35 AM   #11
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All the concrete crews I work with wouldn't do it. A good crew has so much work right now and are working most Saturdays making more than $125 a day.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

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I agree with you at least in this area, we are 3 weeks out. If you find a crew to work on Saturday for 125 a man something is wrong, again I am talking about DFW area.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:40 AM   #12
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I agree with you at least in this area, we are 3 weeks out. If you find a crew to work on Saturday for 125 a man something is wrong, again I am talking about DFW area.
Yes, I work in DFW area. The concrete guys I use can work me in, in 2 weeks generally speaking. It's a relationship thing.

Not saying it can't be done, but i would be cautious.

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Old 06-04-2019, 08:55 AM   #13
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I would rather pour the concrete than set the form boards and tie the rebar ;-)
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