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Old 07-07-2010, 04:29 PM
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Default What is the average concrete slab square foot cost in your state?

I just got quoted a cost of $5.50 and $6.00 a square foot for a house slab, nothing fancy, just footings and a rectangle shaped slab. I am in North Louisiana, are those quotes in the ballpark or am I being taken for a ride?
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:34 PM
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Default Re: What is the average concrete slab square foot cost in your state?

Sounds cheap to me. Was it based on plans and specifications or just napkin drawings?
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:01 PM
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Sounds cheap to me. Was it based on plans and specifications or just napkin drawings?
I have architect signed blueprints and they both met me at the site so they know what they're getting into.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:09 PM
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Default Re: What is the average concrete slab square foot cost in your state?

Prices differ by market, but that sounds dirt cheap to me for anywhere. I would get another price at least, and maybe not go with the cheapest if there is a big difference.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: What is the average concrete slab square foot cost in your state?

Let me ask you this: Did he say "this is what the price works out to be per square foot", or did he say, "I can generally do this type of slab for $5.50-6.00 per SqFt"?
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:14 PM
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Default Re: What is the average concrete slab square foot cost in your state?

Also, do you have structual drawings for the foundation or just architectural.
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Default Re: What is the average concrete slab square foot cost in your state?

They gave me a set price and I divided by the square footage of the slab.
They didn't itemize it. I am still waiting on a third price to come in to see how close they all are.
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Old 07-07-2010, 05:17 PM
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Default Re: What is the average concrete slab square foot cost in your state?

The blueprints have a detail of the foundations and a slab cut away.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:00 PM
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OK, the price is the price, but it still sounds cheap. Concrete and rebar don't vary that much, so it has to be labor.
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:05 PM
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Going by this:

NAHB: Breaking Down House Price and Construction Costs

The foundation and associated costs should be around 7% of the total estimated cost of construction. How does that compare?
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