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 How much does a cubic yard of concrete cost?
Hans_Gruber  [Member]
9/8/2010 11:32:42 AM EDT
How much would it cost to have a cubic yard delivered and pumped in to deck footing forms?

Is it much cheaper to do it yourself? That would be almost $200 in quickrete I think, plus mixer rental.
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CozumelSteve  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 11:34:28 AM EDT

HomeDepot was offering 2 yards delivered at $250 this summer. I've done several projects by the bag and mixed by hand, but if possible I'm going the delivered method from now on. Concrete is hard work

MadBomber  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 11:35:57 AM EDT
Last I checked I could get it for $90/yd with a 3 yd min.
3rdpig  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 11:49:41 AM EDT
I used to go to a concrete place that rented a special trailer filled with 1 cubic foot of concrete. You'd hook it up, drag it home, dump it, hose it out and return it. I did this several times and it worked great. I can't remember the price, but it was considerably less expensive than having them deliver it in a regular concrete truck.
xjronx  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 11:50:37 AM EDT
averages around $100 per yard, we've had this thread before.
xjronx  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 11:51:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
I used to go to a concrete place that rented a special trailer filled with 1 cubic foot of concrete. You'd hook it up, drag it home, dump it, hose it out and return it. I did this several times and it worked great. I can't remember the price, but it was considerably less expensive than having them deliver it in a regular concrete truck.

Around here they call those "carts".
arowneragain  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 11:53:00 AM EDT
Figure on at least $90/yard if bought in bulk.

<––-running some concrete numbers of his own at the moment.
Tanker06  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 11:57:19 AM EDT
Good timing!

Trying to figure out costs & logistics to rework a sidewalk.
GUNGUY148  [Member]
9/8/2010 11:59:29 AM EDT
around here its $80 a yard on weekdays, $100 on weekends
2 yard min
elbastado  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:01:39 PM EDT
Around here Buckeye Concrete wants 130 a yard 5.5 yard minimum or there is a haul charge, unless you have an account. its not hard if you know how to work it.
Admiral_Crunch  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:04:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
I used to go to a concrete place that rented a special trailer filled with 1 cubic foot of concrete. You'd hook it up, drag it home, dump it, hose it out and return it. I did this several times and it worked great. I can't remember the price, but it was considerably less expensive than having them deliver it in a regular concrete truck.

That's awesome! Some jobs are too big for hand-mixing and too small for a concrete truck. Glad to see that available as an option.
TheRocketmac  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:05:25 PM EDT
Just had a 5'x5'x6" slab poured as an extension to my patio.. It was $125. Of course, it was done by the builder since they are just finishing up building my home.
Gixxersixxer  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:07:50 PM EDT
It's $90/yard in SLC. It used to be more, around $120, before the housing started to taper off.
RDTCU  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:10:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadBomber:
Last I checked I could get it for $90/yd with a 3 yd min.

$88-95 here, same 3yd minimum without a premium...
My dad has poured concrete for 40 years, and i worked summers with him from 2nd grade through college.
It was real motivation to go to college for a useful major.
He's now enjoying his semi-retirement...
elbastado  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:11:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RDTCU:

Originally Posted By MadBomber:
Last I checked I could get it for $90/yd with a 3 yd min.

$88-95 here, same 3yd minimum without a premium...
My dad has poured concrete for 40 years, and i worked summers with him from 2nd grade through college.
It was real motivation to go to college for a useful major.
He's now enjoying his semi-retirement...


truth in red
Wayward_Texan  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:22:55 PM EDT
when I made the base pour for my backyard tower... about $160 was for the 6 yds of 5,000 psi concrete...
the other $300 was the truck fee...

concrete can be fairly reasonable... truck fees are crazy expensive...

YMMV
Ranchitecture  [Team Member]
9/8/2010 12:26:11 PM EDT
$75/yard with I believe a six yard minimum... you had to pay a little if you did not want six yards. - $150 maybe.
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