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

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

**How to calculate concrete slab**?

- Determine how thick you want the concrete.
- Measure the length and width that you’d like to cover.
- Multiply the length by the width to determine the square footage.
- Convert the thickness from inches to feet.
- 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 f**t

**How to bid on concrete jobs**

- Discuss the client’s goals.
- Ask about the client’s budget.
- Talk about the client’s options.
- Calculate your material costs.
- Calculate your time expenses.
- Decide on your profit margin.
- Adjust your bid if needed.

## 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**.