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Anyone have an opinion on concrete demolition, using a bobcat. I just got roped into a 4000sq ft driveway job. The width is 12' thickness about 4". I live where it seldom freezes(Naples fl) so there is no rebar involved just standard wire mesh. I started with a hammer the first day which did nothing more then punch holes(nice ones though LOL) I just figured at this rate I'll be here till Christmas, so I switched to a root grapple(my all around personal favorite) started breaking off huge chunks more then my machine could lift, drop them break in 2 or 3 pieces load them into 20 yrd cans with good success(quickly) My question is this I found it very interesting and relaxing to do this and have been asked by two additional homeowners to do very similar projects(smaller scale) I was wondering what the going rates were in some of your areas for this type of work( I am thinking .75 sq ft). Also any tips or insight would be appreciated. I mean I looked at this job but not as closely as I would have had I been charging. Now I am back-pedaling:w00t: trying to remember everything I didn't know about this and all the variables that I hadn't considered when I said yes(beer involved) like the removal of some 5" of sugar sand throughout and then the installation of same in DOT base rock. Looking for opinions, insight & direction
 

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Well going off what you told me... i get anywhere in the area of 1800 to 2 grand for the average driveway in NY. I also have to deal with either rebar or really really thick **** when i do my demo. I tore up one last week about 50 by 20 and it had concrete 9 inches thick... im suprised though that the breaker just punched holes in it and wasnt effective... that and the industrial grapple are my go to demo tools

Thanks, now in your price estimate I am thinking you aren't including the removal from site? or what about the 150 or so yrds of in my case 5""sugar sand" and the reinstalation of 5" of base rock (shot rock). Sugar sand by the way is IMO thee worst to deal with I have to bring in a tracked cat just to go to the next step, not worse then y'alls frozen clay but agravating as H:censored::censored::censored:.
 
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