Ask Your Question

Angie's List Answers is the trusted spot to ask home improvement and health questions and get answers from service companies, health providers and consumers. For ratings and reviews on companies in your area, search Angie's List.

Top 30 Days Experts
Rank Leader Points*
1 kstreett 240
2 Guest_9020487 110
3 Guest_9190926 105
4 GoldenKid 100
5 ahowell 95
6 KnowledgeBase 95
7 skbloom 80
8 Guest_98024861 70
9 Guest_9311297 70
10 Guest_9400529 70

*Updates every 4 hours

Browse Projects By Category

Question DetailsAsked on 2/26/2014

Cost of framing and pouring a slab

Avg cost of a 12' by 16' , overall 3" slab with hiway mesh and a 6" by 6" chainwall for a 12' by 16' shed.

Do you have the same question? Follow this Question

2 Answers


1) I am at a loss about the chainwall - maybe you use the term for something else in your neck of the woods, because a chainwall is commonly held to be a structural grid wall used to raise a structure up off the ground, normally in flood areas - but would commonly be 5-20 feet high, not 6 inches. Perhaps you mean a strip footer or thickened edge, like these (first two images in order) ?

2) Or a curb wall like this, that sticks up from 4-12 inches above the slab ? -

3) Anyway, assuming you are talking something like that rather than a belowground foundation wall that raises the foundation well above the ground surface, then you are looking at from $5-10/SF typically except in exceptionally high concrete price areas like Hawaii - this is from proper rough grade, so all they have to do is the subgrade few inches of filland levelling, forming, setting anchor bolts, and pour and finish. Thickened edge generally cheaper than a curbwall and probably closer to $5/SF, as few contractors know how to do that in an integral pour with the slab. In extremely cheap labor and concrete areas like some of the deep south and Mississippi Valley area, I have seen prices as low as $2.50/SF for straight or thickened slab.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


Oh - BTW - when talking to contractors, you want to be talking 'forming and pouring" rather than "framing and pouring" - forming is putting in the temporary forms that hold the concrete in place till it sets, framing is what carpenters do and implies putting up the studs, beams, etc.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

Related Questions

Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy