I paid $10/sq ft earlier this year for flatwork. That included everything from excavation to finish work.
I was talking to a buddy that runs a concrete supply company and he said most suppliers are only letting contractors take 50 yds at a time. Lots of cold joints out there on bigger projects.
That is good. Our neighbors got some after me and were telling me it was like $6 and then it got finished and they’re wishing they would’ve paid my guys $10I haven't actually measured, but by their claimed sq ft, minus the foundation and curb cut fee's, I am paying $9.60.. so that's good to see that I am similar.
2" isn't squat. I'd personally shoot for six and be content with a few shallow spots of 4".I just wish people would do their job right. It’s not that hard to do.
My guys told me they only do 2” of roadbase under the driveway. He looked at me like I was a loony when I said it needs to be at least 4”, and I prefer 6”.
Shouldn't be any problem using secondary.I ended up using the contractors bobcat and dug the driveway myself to get it done right and done quicker. I got that done almost 2 weeks ago.
The contractor put road base down Yesterday.
Tonight I went out and dug down about 5 spots that were way higher than the others so I don't end up with 1" of concrete
I am going to be diligent about keeping it wet for a week or so after it gets poured (in two days says the guy.. we'll see says I) Is there any reason I can't be using my secondary water to wet it? I imagine that will be a lot of water over the week.. and I've read it's even better to have warmer water if possible.. and the secondary is warmer than culinary by a bit. I can even flip a couple sprinklers around to have it be automated...