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Question DetailsAsked on 10/25/2013

what is the average cost for replacing a sidewalk slab

The city has asked me to replace two sidewalk slabs and repair two cracks

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Generally, concrete sidewalks run about $5/SF to put in. However, for a small repair job, I would guess you are looking at a minimum of around $500-700 (depending on whether done by a handyman or a concrete contractor) because they have a lot of tools and such to bring in, generally have to mix the concrete by hand or bring in a portable mixer because the quantity is too small for a redimix truck, have forming to do, haul off the removed concrete, and tool cleanup, all for a minimal size job.

I would carefully check your town's regulations - many city street departments send notices to homeowners saying they have to fix their sidewalks themselves, but in most cases only the central business district commercial properties are required to build and maintain sidewalks at their own cost, and the residential area ones are actually usually built by and the responsibility of the street departmment - they just con people into maintaining them to save the city cost. Geneally, unless the homeowner (or predecessor) built the sidewalk voluntarily (and there has to maintain it for safe walking, or remove it), commonly it is the city or county that built and has to maintain it.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD


If you are hiring a sidewalk contractor, he will pull a permit from DOT in NYC which costs $70 and then the price depends on the size of the sidewalk. If a job is more than 1000 sq. ft. the price is going to be around $6-7 per sq. ft which makes about $6000 to $7000. Contractors also consider the distance from the recycling units where they bring the debris, distance from their own location as it increases the cost if the crew needs 1 hour just to get to the job. Also ask contractor the quality of the concrete he is going to use, a good concrete should not be less than 4000 PSI. A small job like 100 sq. ft will be around $1200 as the contractor has to bring the truck for debris and mix the concrete by hand which may take longer than the ready-mix deleivries. Do check the license before you hire the contractor and ask them for couple of references.


Answered 3 years ago by adeelgondal

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