0Comment # Concrete Estimating – Construction Estimating Services

Are you a concrete contractor and want to increase your profitability? You’ve just arrived at the best concrete estimating and takeoff services in Town.

## How to prepare a Concrete Estimate?

Takeoffs for concrete projects often include various different variables, including manpower, supplies, expenses, and profitability.

The time it takes to put up the forms and complete the final touches on the concrete is included in the labor total.

A little help on what things you should keep in mind while preparing a concrete estimate

1. Make a rough outline of the area you plan to pour the concrete.
2. Record the building’s dimensions (length, width, height) on paper.
3. Calculate the surface area of the structure.
4. Determine the depth of the building.

## How to calculate concrete slab?

1. Determine how thick you want the concrete.
2. Measure the length and width that you’d like to cover.
3. Multiply the length by the width to determine the square footage.
4. Convert the thickness from inches to feet.
5. Multiply the thickness in feet by the square footage to determine cubic feet.

So, let’s take a 24×24 (ft) concrete slab as an example to elaborate more on the above steps

#### 1. Determine the concrete thickness

There are plenty of sizes available in the market ranging from 4 inches to 14 inches in thickness. Normally, it is recommended to use 4 inches or 6 inches thick slab for a residential and commercial project.

For a 24 x 24, we are using 4 inches thickness.

#### 2. Determine the square footage

Multiply the length with the width to determine the square footage

24 x 24 = 576ft

#### 3. Convert thickness into feet

The thickness needs to be converted into feet to get a cubic feet value

4 inch = 0.33ft

#### 4. Determine cubic feet

Now multiply the length, width, and thickness of the slab to determine the cubic feet value

24ft x 24ft x 0.33ft = 190.08 cu ft

#### How to bid on concrete jobs

1. Discuss the client’s goals.
3. Talk about the client’s options.
4. Calculate your material costs.
5. Calculate your time expenses.
6. Decide on your profit margin.

## How much does it cost to pour a 24×24 slab of concrete?

A typical 24×24 garage slab costs between \$3,057 and \$5,944 with prices ranging from \$5.31 to \$8.31 per square foot for a 4” reinforced slab of concrete, and \$6.83 to \$10.32 per square foot for a 6” slab of reinforced concrete.

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

One 80lbs bag of Quikrete Concrete Mix will yield approximately. 60 cu ft. So it will take 45 bags to equal one cubic yard of concrete. If you have a project over a 1/2 a cubic yard you should consider our Mix On-site Concrete especially if you are hand mixing.

## How do you quote a concrete slab?

Take the length of the concrete slab x the width of the slab to get the total square footage. Multiply the total square footage by 6 (dollars) to get the total price. L x W x \$6.00 in this example. Those are the basic materials and labor included in the cost of a concrete slab.

## How Much Does a Concrete Patio Cost?

The average cost for a 12′ x 12′ concrete patio is about \$1,700, or \$12 per square foot. The typical range for a concrete patio depending on design, color, and texture is \$6 to \$16 per square foot or \$864 for a plain slab to a vibrant custom design that costs \$2,300.

## How much would a 12×12 concrete slab cost?

The average cost for a standard 12′ x 12′ shed concrete slab costs roughly: \$720 – \$1,200. or \$6 – \$10.00 per square foot. However, costs can rise if you’d like to have something decorative as a stamped concrete patio, or if you’re looking to have curves and other decorative edging features installed.

### How many sq ft does a yard of concrete cover?

Concrete volume is measured in cubic yards. When poured on a perfectly level surface, one cubic yard will cover 27 square feet at one foot thick.