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Question DetailsAsked on 4/26/2017

How much should it cost to have 60 cubic yards of concert breaker up in zipp code 94044

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Below are a couple of previous questions on drives/patios - but highly unlikely you are talking 60 cy of driveway or patio - that would be about 240 LF of two-car width drive or about an 80 foot square patio, so you are probably talking foundations.

I am going to assume you are talking inhabitated areas - and for 60 cy one would normally not go with explosives anyway, even though it is commonly cheapest per CY if conditions are suited.

For normal foundations (up to about 6 inches thick) demolition commonly is about $50-200/CY, including disposal, at least in my area - using a hydraulic impactor on a backhoe (or bobcat for thinner concrete, not over about 4-6 inch thick). Commonly in the $100/cy range for normal residential foundations where the concrete is recycled (so no dump fees, just transport to the concrete recycling plant). Have dump fees and/or along haul and it can run more into the $200/cy and sometimes even higher range.

Get into mass concrete or heavy foundations (highrise or industrial buildings or heavy machine foundations) or purely hand-held jack hammer work on other-than stand-on horizontal surfaces and it can get up into the $300-500/CY range at times - ditto if access is tough, doing cut-outs in slabs or such, and especially if trucks cannot back right to (or for your smallish quantity close to) the demo site. Ditto if working at height by hand or too high for ground-mounted hydraulic equipment like a long-reach backhoe to reach.

In-ground pools, if talking that (though would be AWFUL big or thick for 60 cy), commonly run about $5,000-10,000 to demolish and remove the debris.

Since this site deals mostly in residential issues, I would check the 60 cy number if you are not talking pretty much a complete 1500 SF or so footprint house foundation and all slabs - could be you slipped a digit or are talking square yards rather than cubic yards and are actually talking a smaller quantity, because 60 cy is getting into around the total amount of concrete used on a wood-frame 1500 SF footprint house with full depth cast-concrete foundation and slab basement ? [Remember - a cubic yard = 27 cubic feet]

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