Cost to Install a Cement Slab

Updated: January 2015

Cement Slab Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
Square Feet*
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Cement Slab Cost
Non-discounted retail cost for common, mid-grade cement slab. Quantity includes typical waste overage, sufficient material for future repairs and delivery within 25 miles
534 square feet$683.85$783.20
Cement Slab Labor
Direct labor expenses to install cement slab. Includes planning, job equipment and material acquisition, area preparation, setup and cleanup.
22.0 hours$1,187.00$1,715.39
Cement Slab Job Materials and Supplies
Cost of supplies that may be required to install cement slab including: reinforcing materials, isolation materials, cleaning and chemical release agents .
500 Square Feet$46.75$53.75
Cement Slab Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including: 48" bull float, reinforcing bar cutters, 5+ cubic foot mortar mixing box with mortar hoe.
 $60.00$106.50

Totals - Cost to Install Cement Slab - 500 Square Feet $1,977.60$2,658.84
Average Cost Per Square Foot  $3.96$5.32

Looking for a fast, accurate estimate of the cost to Install a Cement Slab? This FREE online calculator uses the latest material costs, unit productivity rates and region specific wages to create instant, no-obligation estimates for your Cement Slab Installation project. For a basic 500 square feet project in zip code 47474, the cost to Install a Cement Slab averages $3.96 - $5.32 per square foot* - but costs in your area will vary. To estimate costs for your project:

1. Set Project Location Enter the location is 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

Homewyse cost estimates are "ballpark" ranges for basic work performed in normal, serviceable conditions. The estimates should only be used for preliminary planning. Homewyse estimates are NOT substitutes for firm quotes from qualified vendors. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for an accurate assessment 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:

  • Unless explicitly noted in the description of work, this Cement Slab Installation estimate does NOT include costs for relocating, repairing, modifying or enhancing existing structural, HVAC, electrical, ventilation and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Cement Slab Installation. Add 11% to 19% 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 high end of the estimated price range for a licensed, bonded and insured contractor and for complex or rush projects. Hire carefully, only after verifying prior work quality.

For the best value on Cement Slab Installation: combine related projects; get bids from several pros; and be flexible about project scheduling.


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