Concrete Cost Guide
Each concreting project is unique and, therefore, there is no standard template for concrete pricing. However, in response to numerous customer inquiries, Wizcrete would like to provide a guide to the way in which we price our projects, noting the variables that may impact upon the cost of concreting your driveway or path.
Initially, we assess the project site. This is a completely free service, with no obligation attached, during which we consult with you, discuss your ideas, clearly identify potential site issues and present the various options available to you, within your designated budget.
Within 72 hours of this consultation, we will provide you with an obligation-free quote, supported by a watertight guarantee of our workmanship. This quotation will provide a concise and detailed explanation of the work to be undertaken, including notation of any identified site variables that are included in the price.
These variables are contingent upon not only the condition of the site but are also reliant upon the materials which are required for the outcome you envisage.
Factors such as the area to be concreted, the slope, accessibility, drainage, excavation requirements and waste removal are the most common site extras, whilst the strength of the concrete, the type of reinforcing steel mesh, the thickness of the slab required, the surface colour and finish all contribute to the ultimate cost.
Where customers see only a designated area to be concreted, expert tradesmen like Wizcrete know that a site needs to be optimally prepared in order to achieve the desired outcome. This preparation ensures that your concreting not only looks good on completion but retains its quality in the long term. That is why we inspect your site and discuss any site issues in advance. As site issues can contribute significantly to the cost of a concreting project, we ensure that you are informed and understand the site factors, and relevant costs, that will impact upon your project.
The size of your project will obviously dictate the volume of materials required. It will, however, also impact upon the labour costs, as a larger area requires more tradesmen to complete the project efficiently. Similarly, the type of surface you select will also inform the manpower required to complete the project, as some surface finishes are manually intensive whilst others are less so.
In terms of site issues, variables such as accessibility and excavation, in particular, can impact significantly upon cost, with the need for a concrete pump for access potentially increasing the cost by $800 plus and bobcat / truck hire and waste removal for a site excavation potentially adding a comparable (or greater) additional cost to the project.
For example: where an average Sydney metropolitan driveway, with no site extras, may cost approximately $7,500, a site with drainage and excavation requirements and/or accessibility issues may cost an additional thousand or two to achieve the same outcome.
Ultimately, it is through contracting recognized concreting professionals, such as Wizcrete, who consult with you, maintain clear channels of information and support the quality of their workmanship with a guarantee that you will achieve the optimum concreting outcome.
Certainly, there are concreters out there who will charge significantly less. However, will they offer the same quality of workmanship, provided by highly skilled tradesmen, utilising the highest quality materials? These considerations should be integral to your decision.
Your driveway should have longevity and maintain the quality of its appearance over the long term. Cheaper alternatives frequently result in the application of lower quality materials and poor workmanship, which ultimately results in an inferior outcome. This could cost you significantly more in the long term, particularly if repair or restoration is required.
Weigh up the cost benefits in the long term.
The highest quality craftsmanship is an investment in your property.
Contact us at Wizcrete Concrete to arrange a free consultation and inspection – 02 9499 4745