The national average cost of a concrete slab is
|Thickness||Average cost * per square foot|
In this regard, can I pour concrete 3 inches thick?
If you are going to be pouring concrete, plan to pour it at least 3.5 inches thick to match building codes; four inches is a nice round number and will improve the strength of the slab a bit. More importantly, you need to ensure that the concrete has a minimum compressive strength of 3,000 PSI.
Secondly, how much concrete do I need for a 30×30 slab?
18 yards of 3000 psi concrete mix @ 135.00 per yard. Wire mesh reinforcement. A double row of #4 rebar around the edges. Labor to form the slab.
How much does 30 yards of concrete cost?
Otherwise, if you’re ordering a truckload or more, expect to pay the typical range –– $104 to $144 per cubic yard. Below you’ll find the average price per cubic yard.
|CUBIC YARDS||AVERAGE COST||TYPICAL COST RANGE|
|25||$2,080||$2,600 to $3,600|
|30||$2,240||$3,120 to $4,320|
Cost of concrete per square foot
|Slab Size||Square Feet||Average Cost|
A 24×30-foot slab covers 720 square feet. With an average price of $6 per square foot, you may pay about $4,320 for a slab foundation. However, the price can range from $4 to $8 per square foot, resulting in a total cost between $2,880 and $5,760.
How much does a 30×40 concrete slab cost? The average cost is $4 to $8 per square foot. The median price is about $6 per square foot. Based on these averages, you may pay $4,800 to $9,600 with a median estimate of $7,200.
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.
A typical residential patio is 4″ thick with an average of 3000 pounds per square inch ratio. It is designed to carry more than the weight of two automobiles. The average compact car is about 3,000 to 3,500 lbs. A mid size car, van or light truck is about 5,000 to 7,000 lbs.
To prevent load-stress cracking, make sure a slab is built over a uniformly compacted, well-drained subgrade, and is thick enough to withstand the kind of use it will get. In residential concrete, 4 inches is the minimum thickness for walkways and patios.
Four inches is the minimum thickness for a concrete patio. You’ll want to make it six to eight inches thick if the patio will support a structure such as a gazebo or hot tub.
The minimum thickness for pouring concrete over concrete is 1.5 inches. In most cases, I don’t like to pouring the new concrete less than 2 inches thick. Two inches of concrete (or more) that’s bonded, gives you adequate strength for a wear surface, especially if you’re driving over it.