Factors that Could Influence the Cost of Concrete Jobs
Having a driveway that is full of cracks, holes, and oil stains can negatively affect your property’s value and can make it look unsightly. So you’ve decided to finally give it a makeover, but the thing is you don’t have any idea about what concrete jobs cost or what concreters on the Gold Coast charge for each project.
Put your mind at ease because our team at Concreters Gold Coast are going to discuss some of the different factors that can influence the cost of concrete jobs. Let’s get started.
Calculating the Cost of a Concrete Slab
Just like your home, the cost of installing your driveway is determined by the price of the materials per square metre. Keep in mind that the price can go higher, depending on several factors including:
The property’s location. Because of gas prices and the related cost of transporting workers and equipment, the total price of the concrete job can be higher or lower depending on how near or how far the property is from the headquarters.
The thickness of the concrete driveway, path, etc. Naturally, a thinner concrete path leading to your garden is going to be cheaper than a long driveway made up of thick slabs as the latter needs more materials. The process of constructing a concrete path is a bit more straightforward than a winding concrete driveway.
The scope of the concrete job. The driveway of an apartment will always be a lot cheaper than a longer driveway of a suburban mansion. It also requires fewer labourers to work on site.
The jobsite cannot be accessed easily. Last but not least, is the accessibility of the jobsite. The majority of driveways are pretty accessible, but it’s going to be a challenge if you’re building a patio or concrete path at the back of a townhouse or other areas of the property that cannot be accessed easily.
Any decorations the slab has can affect its price. If you’re on a tight budget, then it’s best to go for a plain and smooth concrete driveway, patio, or shed. But if you’re willing to spend a little more to make your property a little more unique, then try concrete stencilling or stamping. You can also have the aggregates beneath exposed for a more interesting texture and look.
How much is the exact cost?
Unfortunately, we can’t give you an exact number here as no two properties are alike. If you need an estimate, simply give us a call or email us and we’d be more than happy to answer your questions.
Can I install the concrete slab by myself?
You can, but you have to follow the correct cement, sand, aggregate, and water ratio to ensure that mixture is correct and it will not become brittle in the long run. You can go the DIY route if you’re building a small shed or patio (with a little help from the neighbours, of course). But if you’re building a long or massive driveway, then it’s best to leave it to the experts like Concreters Gold Coast.