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Concrete work, how much????

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Concrete work, how much????

I'm just preparing for the upcoming spring season. I want to get some concrete curbs, a walkway to the front steps of the house, another walkway btw my house & my neighbours and if cost permits a concrete patio in the backyard.

I still haven't made up my mind on whether to get coloured and/or patterned concrete. But if anyone can give me an idea as to what the cost/sq.ft is like, I can then budget accordingly. Also if you can recommend someone, then pls let me know.

Much appreciated everyone :)

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sunnybono wrote:I'm just preparing for the upcoming spring season. I want to get some concrete curbs, a walkway to the front steps of the house, another walkway btw my house & my neighbours and if cost permits a concrete patio in the backyard.

I still haven't made up my mind on whether to get coloured and/or patterned concrete. But if anyone can give me an idea as to what the cost/sq.ft is like, I can then budget accordingly. Also if you can recommend someone, then pls let me know.

Much appreciated everyone :)

SK
Its expensive, but if you're prepared to do some of the grunt work yourself, they can just come pour the cement and level it out.
My neighbour did this and saved thousands $$
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Hey sunnybono, keep me posted on what you find. I am looking to do some work around my place too (walkway, patio, steps).
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mlc2000 wrote:Its expensive, but if you're prepared to do some of the grunt work yourself, they can just come pour the cement and level it out.
My neighbour did this and saved thousands $$
One thing to think about before jumping into doing the work yourselves. Some hidden costs that you don't really think about is removing the dirt/soil/earth that you will dig up. So take the cost of garbage disposal into consideration unless you have somewhere you can dump the stuff.

But at the end, you're probably still come out saving money.
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alkaseltzer01 wrote:One thing to think about before jumping into doing the work yourselves. Some hidden costs that you don't really think about is removing the dirt/soil/earth that you will dig up. So take the cost of garbage disposal into consideration unless you have somewhere you can dump the stuff.
If you own a pick up truck or can borrow one from a friend, there's not much expense. In Calgary, it costs $2.00 to dump any amount of dirt/soil/gravel/rocks. Regular landfill is $46.00 per tonne.
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Theres a hydro right of way down the street.
Everyone hauls their dirt there in a wheel barrow.
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