A rough concrete slab will cost much less than a decorative finish. At a rough estimate, expect to pay in the region of:

**$50**to**$75**per square metre for spray-on concrete.**$60**to**$85**per square metre for plain concrete.How much does a load of concrete cost?

While ready-mix reduces work, it also boosts the cost. Each cubic yard costs about

**$65**. However, a fully loaded cement truck will hold 10 cubic yards—and partial “short” loads cost**$15**to**$20**extra for every cubic yard less than a full load.1

## How much does it cost to build driveway?

Paving a typical two-car concrete driveway of 16 feet wide and 38 feet long (610 sq. ft.) without curves or slopes costs

**$3,040**. Therefore, the average cost per square foot amounts to**$4.99**, although it can be higher if excavation is needed.2

## How much does it cost to build a small garage?

How Much Does Building a Garage Cost? Typical costs: Having a contractor build a standard garage typically runs about

**$35**-$45 a square foot. A small, single-car garage is about 240 square feet, or**$8,400**-$10,800; for a two-car structure it's around 380 square feet, or**$13,300**-$17,100.3

## How much does it cost to build a foundation?

Materials: Poured slab concrete typically costs

**$3**-$5 per square foot. Footings^{1}can add an additional**$1**-$2 per square foot. A crawl space foundation can be a better option, but it also requires more materials and labor time and can double the overall cost of the project.4

## How much does it cost to put in a concrete patio?

On average, homeowners should expect that the costs of installation alone, which excludes the material prices listed above, will run anywhere from $2.50 per square foot all the way up to nearly

**$8**per square foot.5

## Is concrete or cement stronger?

**Concrete**is a mixture of water,

**cement**, sand just like mortar. However

**concrete**also has gravel and other coarse aggregates that makes it

**stronger**and more durable.

**Concrete**has a low water-to-

**cement**ratio and is a thinner consistency than mortar.

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## Is it cement or concrete?

Whats the Difference Between

**Cement**and**Concrete**? Although the terms**cement**and**concrete**often are used interchangeably,**cement**is actually an ingredient of**concrete**.**Concrete**is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and portland**cement**.7

## How many bags of cement are in a yard?

There are 27 cubic feet in a cubic yard. Dividing 27 cubic feet by the volume of the bag will give you the number of bags you need. An 80# bag of Sacrete yields 0.6 cf of concrete.

27 cf / 0.6 cf =

27 cf / 0.6 cf =

**45 bags**per cubic yard.8

## How thick is a concrete driveway?

Grade the fill material or existing soil so that your slab of concrete will be the correct depth, or thickness. Usually driveways are at least

**four inches**thick; for heavier vehicles or difficult to stabilize soil conditions, thicker concrete is suggested.10

## How thick does a concrete slab need to be for a patio?

Joints should be 1/4 the thickness of the slab and placed 2 or 3 times the thickness of the slab. For example, a

**4 inch**(**10 cm**) deep slab would use joints that are 1 inch (2.5 cm) deep. Those joints should be spaced every 8 to 12 feet (2.4 to 3.6 m). Working with concrete can be very dangerous.11

## How much is a 24x24 concrete pad?

According to our concrete slab material estimator, the average minimum cost per square foot of a concrete slab is

**$1.36**and the maximum is**$1.88**. By comparison, the price per square foot for a cement slab is**$5.50**.12

## How much does a load of concrete cost?

While ready-mix reduces work, it also boosts the cost. Each cubic yard costs about

**$65**. However, a fully loaded cement truck will hold 10 cubic yards—and partial “short” loads cost**$15**to**$20**extra for every cubic yard less than a full load.13

## How much is rebar?

Some rebar suppliers actually charge less per foot the longer the bar is. For example, a 10-foot stick of half-inch rebar is about

**$4.47**. That same bar in a 2-foot length is about**$1.90**. Because the cost of rebar is dependent on the price of raw steel, prices don't change much from store to store.14

## How much does a cubic yard of concrete cover?

According to the table above, one cubic yard of concrete placed at a thickness of 5-inches covers 65 square feet. In a perfect universe, our 1,080 square foot driveway will need exactly

**16.62**cubic yards of concrete (1,080 square feet / 65 square feet equals**16.62**cubic yards).15

## What is the formula for concrete?

Multiply the three dimensions together to find the number of

**cubic**feet (0.5' x 12' x 12 = 72**cubic**feet)**Divide**the**cubic**feet by the number of**cubic**feet in a**cubic**yard (27) to find the number of**cubic**yards (72 ÷ 27 = 2.67 cu. yd.).16

## How many square feet are in a cubic yard?

One

**cubic yard**of mulch covers 100**square feet**at three inches deep. To decide**how many cubic yards**of mulch to order, use the calculator provided on this site. You can also use a standard equation where you find the total**square**footage of the beds you want to cover.17

## How much does it cost for a bag of concrete?

Enter the size of the slab you want to build in square feet. The calculator will indicate the number of 60 or

**80 pound**bags of QUIKRETE® Concrete Mix you need to build a 4″ or a 6″ slab. (All yields are approximate and do not include allowance for uneven subgrade, waste, etc.) Concrete Calculator.18

## How do you measure the concrete?

**Steps**

- Measure the length (L).
- Measure the width (W).
- Measure the Height (H).
- Use a construction calculator.
- If you're calculating for cubic feet or cubic yards of concrete needed, you will need to convert your inch measurements to Engineers Scale.