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Old 01-02-2024, 01:43 PM
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Do not use price as a criteria for choosing a concrete contractor, period no exceptions. Cheap quoting contractors are a dime a dozen. Choose based on the quality of their work, pay their price. Cheap concrete isn’t good, and good concrete work isn’t cheap. Get references, call them, go look at the previous work, ask the customer if they are happy, was the contractor good to work with, would they use them again, ask them for more references and repeat.
If a contractor tells you they use microfiber reinforcement instead of wire mesh or rebar, fire them on the spot. One is not, and never has been a replacement for the other. They serve two separate, yet related purposes. Lots of contractors say that above statement because it is an easy cost markup that requires zero labor on their part, unlike mesh and rebar.
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Old 01-03-2024, 05:17 PM
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I had a guy out today that our cousins recommended. He said the same thing about the concrete, He liked the rebar and mesh. He seemed like he knew his stuff and already knew the codes for our area(footers and such). Unless his quote is insane, I will be going with him.
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Old 01-10-2024, 06:59 PM
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Well $20k was not what I expected...
I'm looking forward to see the next quote.

No the work being bid is not just footers and slab for a 30 x 40 pad, its a little more involved. I may have to trim back the scope of work.
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Old 01-10-2024, 08:01 PM
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Ouch. I’m out of touch with todays prices for sure. I think I paid about 2500 to have my last pole barn floor poured. 30x 56’.
25 years ago. I did all the prep work, hired neighbor to bring in his crew. He probably cut me a break too.

But then when I think about it, I wouldn’t be willing to go back to those hourly wages v back then too, so I guess todays costs must be more.


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Old 01-10-2024, 08:53 PM
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$2500 probably wouldn't cover the concrete now.

in 2004 I had a 36X50 turnkey shell built for $25K. My neighbor was quoted $100K for a similiar sized building last year.
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Old 01-10-2024, 09:27 PM
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I think when I called in the fall, local price was about $300 a cubic metre. So a 30x50 at 6” thick would be about 27 yards, or around $8K canuck bucks here, for the concrete.


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Old 01-11-2024, 06:57 AM
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Just to clarify, was that $20K just the concrete, no building? Or with Building?


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Just to clarify, was that $20K just the concrete, no building? Or with Building?


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Just the concrete, and that does seem a bit high, friend just bid a shed a bit bigger than that just poured floor inside an existing pole barn, $10k.
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Old 01-13-2024, 11:15 AM
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So now the township says no lean-to. I was under the impression that the enclosed space was 1200sqft, nope open roof counts too.

Shit.

The 20k estimate was for more than the ground work(12x30 footers) and pad of the barn.
We're having a 12x10 pad poured for a hottub, 3x25 sidewalk, and since he'll have an excavator here, there is an old broken up pad I want dug up so I can remove it.

I know I'm probably getting a decent deal as he is a friend of family, but I'm getting other estimates too.
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Old 01-13-2024, 02:53 PM
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Onterrible was the same, if it was a roof supported by posts or walls, it was taxable as floor space.

Out here I’m still learning the details, but unless you’re agricultural, where I am looks similar, though less strict, as where I was in Onterrible. I suspect that there’s more leniency though, and less snitching and bullshit from neighbours.


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