Cost to Install a Cement Slab

Updated: December 2016

Cement Slab Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
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Cement Slab Cost 
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 4+ inch thick, fibermesh reinforced 3500 PSI concrete. Broom finish. Quantity includes typical waste overage, material for repair and local delivery.
129 square feet$211.11$241.76
Cement Slab Labor, Basic 
Basic labor to install cement slab with favorable site conditions. Layout pad height and slope. Lightly grade and remove loose soil. Set forms and reinforcing. Pour and finish concrete. Excavation, gravel base layer, compaction or hardscape demolition not included. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
129 square feet$211.11$241.76
Cement Slab Job Supplies 
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install cement slab including: reinforcing materials and additives, isolation materials, cleaning and chemical release agents .
129 square feet$211.11$241.76
Cement Slab Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: perimeter form boards and stakes. 48" bull float, reinforcing bar cutters, 5+ cubic foot mixing box with mortar hoe.
129 square feet$211.11$241.76
Option: Slab excavation
Excavate with hand tools to a uniform depth below final surface level - to a maximum depth of 8 inches. For sidewalks, slabs and driveways. Distribute excavation material on site.
129 square feet$211.11$241.76
 Unused Minimum Labor
Balance of 2 hr(s) minimum labor charge that can be applied to other tasks.
   
Totals - Cost To Install Cement Slab   
Average Cost per Square Foot  

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Cement Slab! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Cement Slab Installation project. For a basic 120 square feet project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Cement Slab ranges between $7.65 - $9.42 per square foot* .

To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Zip Code Enter the Zip Code for the location where labor is hired and materials purchased.

2. Specify Project Size Enter the number of "square feet" required for the project.

3. Re-calculate Click the "Update" button.


NOTE: *Input the total of the finished surface area AND the area of any openings enclosed by the finished area.


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Cost to Install a Cement Slab - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of cement slab new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Cement Slab Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Cement Slab Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Cement Slab Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Cement Slab - References

Cement Slab Installation - Average Cost Per Square Foot

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Cement Slab Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.


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