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Old 07-10-2006, 08:59 AM   #1
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Oklahoma - Looking for a good formula to estimate cost to replace standard curb and gutter. I am paying around $550 per CY for patios and driveways including tearout and hauloff of old slabs. But the sub I am working with wants twice that for curb and gutter work. We are working a condominium with private streets. How should I be estimating curb and gutter work (incl tearout and hauloff). The sub says standard practice is to chrage twice whatever his cost is. Is that a good rule of thumb?
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Old 07-10-2006, 09:05 AM   #2
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FYI, we are only repairing small sections of curb and gutter, not an entire street. Only broken curbs and gutters either side of driveways and around catch basins. A typical section of curb and gutter would be about 5-8 feet long. I estimate about 1/2 CY per section and a total of around 10 CY for the whole job.

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Considering the work involved you are describing, I don't think that sounds out of line.....we quote flatwork at $5 a sq/ft if we buy the concrete and steel, and tear-out (with a jackhammer,etc.) and hauling would easily double that number. Then you add the fact that since they are small areas, it comes down to how many man hours are involved, and so on.
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I want to nail this down a little bit more if I can. We poured 14 CY of concrete. Cost wise, Equipment rental (compresser, jack-hammer, hammer-drill, concrete saw, diamond blades, and trailer) $2,050, supplies (stakes, forms, etc) $250, dump $80, concrete (14cy) $1,200, delivery (concrete) $300, and labor (24 mandays) $2,270. Total Cost therefore $6,178. The contractor wants to double that making the job total $12,356. That works out to $850 per CY. That seems pretty high to me, but I wan to be fair. And I want to establish some price per CY so we do a better job of estimating future work. It doesn't seem that it should cost more to tear-out and replace curbs than any other concrete, except a little more time on the forms and finsihing of the curb itself. Does $850 seem reasonable, or too high?
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I do not understand estimating based on CY for either. If you are pouring a cubic yard, flatwork, 6" deep, you will need an entirely different basis to figure a CY of flatwork 4" deep, and it will not be based on CY of concrete used. Same with curbing, which is slow hand work. Square foot x slab depth for flatwork, VS LnFt for curb work.

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I do a lot of curb replacement here in my area (the only approved contractor in two counties), I charge 22-25 afoot to remove and replace. In louisville, KY, the going rate is about 32-35 a foot. On a 2 ft wide roll curb, I figure 15 ft the the yrd. Last yr, I replaced app. 3000 ft linear by hand.

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I want to nail this down a little bit more if I can. We poured 14 CY of concrete. Cost wise, Equipment rental (compresser, jack-hammer, hammer-drill, concrete saw, diamond blades, and trailer) $2,050, supplies (stakes, forms, etc) $250, dump $80, concrete (14cy) $1,200, delivery (concrete) $300, and labor (24 mandays) $2,270. Total Cost therefore $6,178. The contractor wants to double that making the job total $12,356. That works out to $850 per CY. That seems pretty high to me, but I wan to be fair. And I want to establish some price per CY so we do a better job of estimating future work. It doesn't seem that it should cost more to tear-out and replace curbs than any other concrete, except a little more time on the forms and finsihing of the curb itself. Does $850 seem reasonable, or too high?
All I do is curb and I think you got took. I'm in Arkansas and we could have done it for 22 to 25 a Linear foot. I could have done it in 2 weekends off the clock for 20 a lineal foot
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As an afterthought do you realize at 18lf a yd it figures to over $47 a lf. That's double the norm for my area
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im not into concrete,but anytime i am faced with anything out of the norm
of my scope of work,my price rises.thats why i get more for laying brick in a mailbox(generally at least twice),gables and bay windows,than i do for straight line work.
that being said,it would stand to reason,curb and guttering would cost more than flat work.i really dont think twice is out of line.

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