Quote:The built site will be about 200-250 feet from where my driveway ends and I don't have a really clear path for a truck to pull back to the site (nor would I want to if I can avoid it). Has anyone dealt with concrete being pumped a similar distance?
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Quote:Ouch. First quote for excavation and concrete for the 2 pier bases (3' x 3' x 3' each) is $1200 - $1500. Does that sound right? At that rate I'll blow through my budget in no time
Quote:Thanks Mary. That's more in line with what I was thinking. He said even if I dug the holes myself it would still be over $1k.
Quote:I was in residential construction for years. The customers who complained the loudest about prices were the weekend warrior types. I wouldn't even dream of pushing several cubic yards of concrete 200'-250' in a wheel barrow in my best days. They'll probably use power buggies to do it. I'd kiss every foot of earth getting back there just to find someone period that would do it for that price! I'd pay that in a heartbeat and get on with the next phase. Observatories aren't cheap at least the better ones. Mike
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Quote:I have had that advice given to me before but I really don't know how to accomplish that. I will be looking into that shortly. I priced 2 steel piers for $900.00 each (10 inch thick, 6 feet high) and shipping was almost $500.00. The only nice thing about them was that the pier head rotated...but for $2300...I think I am going to have to make a trip to the scrap yard...
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