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Question DetailsAsked on 8/7/2017

How much is a 700 ft tear out of concreate. Cost if we dispose of our selves

We have equiptment we dispose of

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If you have equipment to dispose of it (like a bobcat or utility tractor or such and truck) why not just break it up yourself (assuming you are talking normal outdoor driveway or patio slab or such) - lifting with the tractor so it has no support under it makes normal 3-4" and even (with 16# sledgehammer) up to 6" break up very easily - commonly 1-2 blows per panel to crack it. Jackhammer also makes it quick - a few hours should handle that much square footage easy.

Otherwise - assuming this is accessible and outdoors, probably about $500 ballpark to break it up into a couple of foot maximum size pieces, maybe more like $1000 range for more like 1 foot pieces (hand-loading size into a pickup or low trailer).

If you have the means to dispose of - why not just rent a jackhammer and break it up yourself, including cutting connecting reinforcing, in probably 4 hours or less - goes MUCH quicker if pieces are not supported on the ground because they break up a lot quicker. 60# (90# if over 4" thick) Electric jackhammer rental with heavy duty extension cord about $100-150/day at tool rental place (remember your safety faceshield - goggles do not protect your face from flying chips). Reinforcing mesh easily cut with a spade bit for the hammer - if rebar reinforced then a flat metal-cutting chisel bit is easiest - about $15 additional rental cost/day.

BTW - on the disposal - if you can use some pavers, cut the reinforcing with an abrasive cutoff wheel or just hammer so it points down, then plant flush in the ground as pavers or a flat yard storage or lawn chair area.

Here is a previous AL question with answer which might also help:

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