Beautiful Concrete of Texas
Concrete costs can vary quite a bit with so many different options, finishes and project sizes. The first thing you will need to know is how many square feet of area you are wanting. All concrete bids are based on the size of the area. If you are removing concrete or installing concrete or any type of concrete coating, you will need an idea of the size of area. This is very easy to calculate. ( L x W = SF ) Length of the concrete area multiplied by the width of the concrete area equals your square feet of concrete. This format (sf) square feet, is not only useful information to the contractor but also to the homeowner (so that you know you are not being estimated for more square foot than you actually have).
To be a profitable company there must be a minimum price point for a job. Otherwise if a price was $5 per sf, and someone had a 10'x10' patio (100sf) they would assume or estimate that it would cost them only (100sf x $5) or $500. You cannot even get a concrete delivery truck to deliver that small of an amount of concrete for that amount nor pay for install etc.... Now that you have a little knowledge regarding the price estimation process let me give you some basic prices below that you may use to give you an idea of the range of what you may be spending.
Standard concrete install ---------- Minimum of $2500 ----- $5 - 7 per sf. (not for building footings / slabs)
Stamped concrete install ----------- Minimum of $3500 ----- $8 - 11 per sf.
Spray deck concrete coating ------ Minimum of $1750 ----- $4 - 5 per sf. (over existing concrete)
Overlay Stamp coating install ----- Minimum of $1100 ----- $7 - 9 per sf. (over existing concrete
Hand Troweled, carved
and colored coating install -------- Minimum of $800 ----- $4 - 5 per sf. (over existing concrete)
Red Cedar Pergola install ---------- Minimum of $3000 ----- $17 - 35 per sf.
Of course these are just to give you an idea so you may begin to estimate the costs on your project. There are many more line items such as borders, steps and walls, foundations, different patterns, different cedar sizes and finishes etc...
Feel free to give us a call or email on any questions you may have. Information is free! (note that we are very busy and it is hard to get to the phone at times when doing hands on work as the owner often does work with the crew).
THERE IS ONLY ONE MORE THING TO KNOW ABOUT PRICING. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. AS THE DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION GROWS IN OUR COMMUNITY SO DOES THE AMOUNT OF CONTRACTORS. I OFTEN GET CALLS TO FIX CONCRETE JOBS. ITS ALWAYS THE SAME STORY. LOW BALL BIDS, TERRIBLE WORK AND IT WILL END UP COSTING YOU MUCH MORE TO FIX OR WORSE IS BEING STUCK WITH A NEW PATIO THAT YOU PAID FOR THAT YOU JUST DO NOT LIKE.. THAT IS A TERRIBLE DEAL!!
CONCRETE IS PERMANENT. HIRE A PROFESSIONAL THAT SPECIALIZES IN WHAT YOU ARE WANTING DONE.