How Much Does Concrete Cost

How much is concrete? Good Question!

I get asked "how much does concrete cost?" a lot, I guess that's just part of being in the concrete business. I have been pouring concrete floors and doing decorative concrete for the last 30 years. I have to order concrete everyday from different concrete company's for all the jobs we do.

I think it's important if you are a homeowner, builder, or contractor to know the cost of a yard of concrete and what the extras are that will be added to the price per cubic yard. Below, I will list a current concrete company's price list, that I use, of 4 different PSI strengths of concrete.

I live and work in central Maine, so these prices will reflect the cost of concrete in my area. They should give you a good idea of what concrete cost, but always check your local ready mix concrete cost with a company in your area for exact pricing.

In addition to the concrete cost per yard, I will also list the "extra's" or concrete additive cost - enhancements that you can add to the concrete. These concrete additives are optional but important to know.


Updated Concrete Price List For 2016


How much does Concrete Cost?

Here are 4 popular concrete mix designs used by most concrete contractors.

2500 PSI CONCRETE WITH 3/4" CRUSHED STONE ............$94.50 PER YARD
3000 PSI CONCRETE WITH 3/4" CRUSHED STONE ............$97.00 PER YARD
3500 PSI CONCRETE WITH 3/4" CRUSHED STONE ............$99.50 PER YARD
4000 PSI CONCRETE WITH 3/4" CRUSHED STONE ...........$102.00 PER YARD

For 3/8" crushed stone (peastone) instead of 3/4" ..........ADD $3.00 PER YARD

For higher PSI Concrete mixes you should contact the concrete company you are using directly.

Concrete Additives that add to the cost per cubic yard of concrete.

REINFORCING FIBERMESH .........................................$7.50 PER YARD

GLENIUM 7500 (superplasticizer) ...............................$6.00 PER YARD

POZZUTEC 20+ (non-chloride accelerator) .. 1% addition rate $6.50 PER YARD
POZZUTEC 20+ (non-chloride accelerator) .. 2% addition rate $13.00 PER YARD

POZZOLITH 122HE (chloride-based accelerator) 1% addition rate $4.00 PER YARD

POZZOLITH 122HE (chloride-based accelerator) 2% addition rate $8.00 PER YARD

CALCIUM CHLORIDE (50lb bag) .................................$21.00 PER BAG

OTHER CHARGES YOU MAY INCUR FROM THE CONCRETE COMPANY

SATURDAY DELIVERY .............................................$7.00 PER YARD

WAITING TIME (assessed per hour after 7mins/cy expires ......$75.00 PER HOUR

You get 7 minutes to unload each yard, after that they charge you per hour.

SMALL LOAD CHARGE (per cubic yard under 5cy NOT hauled) .......$40.00 PER YARD

If you only order 3 yards, they charge you an extra $80.00 dollars for being under 5 cubic yards. This charge will vary between company's, make sure you ask.

WINTER DELIVERY (cold climate areas) ..........................$8.00 PER YARD

In cold climates, they have to charge extra to heat the concrete with hot water.

BARGE or FERRY DELIVERIES (for delivery to coastal islands)....$55.00 PER YARD

Make sure you ask, they could also charge by the hour.

PUMP CREDIT (you may get a discount for pumping the concrete)...$3.00 PER YARD

It's usually faster to unload the concrete, gets them their truck back quicker.

QUICK PAY DISCOUNT (payments made within 10 days of invoice date)$2.00 PER YARD

This concrete company has a 100/250 RULE. If you have a SINGLE PLACEMENT of 100 cubic yards of concrete or any SINGLE PROJECT requires in excess of 250 cubic yards of concrete, they will give you a discount per cubic yard.

They also have a VOLUME REBATE. If you pour 3000 cubic yards .. $1.00 PER YARD REBATE

If you pour 5000 cubic yards or more ...........................$2.00 PER YARD REBATE

Sometimes there may be a fuel surcharge if the cost of fuel reaches a certain price, ask in advance.

Hopefully these concrete prices help answer your question "How much does concrete cost?"


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