Concrete is a common material choice for an exterior equipment pad.
You will find that the cost to install average concrete pad depends upon material and finish grade, surface area and material volume, preparation and special needs, and the labor rate.
In the following table the Labor Cost figure is what the able and prepared DIY persons should expect to save by performing the corresponding tasks.
Equipment pad: 500 sq.ft. and adequate for vehicle parking; include costs for miscellaneous material, equipment, and waste.
|Item||Unit Cost||Quantity||Line Cost|
|Concrete pad: excavate, prepare, pour, and broom finish 500 sq.ft. of 4" thick concrete slab with rebar, wire mesh, and aggregate/sand base. Include 20 feet of pad access ramp-header.||$3.39||per sq.ft.||525||$1,781|
|Upgrade: additional cost to install an 8" thick slab.||$2.75||per sq.ft.||525||$1,446|
|Material Cost||$6.45||per sq.ft.||500||$3,226|
|+ Labor Cost (base)||$36||per hour||18||$648|
|+ Labor Cost (upgrade)||$36||per hour||12||$432|
|Total Cost||$8.61||per sq.ft.||500||$4,306|
Prices range from $1,781 (500 sq.ft. concrete equipment pad - DIY) to $4,306(500 sq.ft. concrete equipment pad - upgraded) and also vary depending on your zipcode:
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