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Question DetailsAsked on 6/6/2014

I need concrete sidewalk torn out and need to know what is a fair price to pay in the Denver, CO 4"x4'x250'

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Depends a lot on construction disposal costs in your area and if there is a concrete recycling facility that takes it for near free or not - knowing Denver, there probably is but might be a long haul to get there. Typical costs about $2-4/SF - lower end if readily accessible for bobcat loader or small backhoe and unreinforced, higher end for tougher access or reinforced. If reinforced with heavy rebar (larger than 1/2", which is real unlikely in a sidewalk but can be found in some drives) rather than mesh, can run to $5-6/SF, because then instead of hand-held cutters or shears you have to take a diamond saw or hydraulic shears to the rebar to cut it.

Best prices probably from either a small demolition or excavation contractor, probbly a bit higher from a sidewalk/driveway concrete contractor, though for 250LF probably not much differnece between them.

A prime contract proviso should be access and if they have to repair damage to lawns, etc, because for 250 LF they will probably want to use a bobcat loader and back the dump teruck near the work area,, so will be wider than sidewalk truck wheel impressions (watch out for loading damage to buried utilties too), and loader will tear up 6-8 foor wide area turning everywhere unless you mandate he follows sidewalk boundaries at all times, which will significantly increase work time and cost.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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