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I have a slab that's about 315 square feet and slops at an angle from 4 in deep to about twelve, it has re-bar in it. I need to give a quote tomorrow. Long long should this job take.

I was thinking a jack hammer, there 140.00 A Day Here if I pick it up.
Plus debris disposal?

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I have a slab that's about 315 square feet and slops at an angle from 4 in deep to about twelve, it has re-bar in it. I need to give a quote tomorrow. Long long should this job take.

I was thinking a jack hammer, there 140.00 A Day Here if I pick it up.
Plus debris disposal?

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You will be there forever bud, I have done a few, we rented a concrete saw and cut the concrete into sections then I brought by excavator in with a thumb, in my case is was 6 to 8" thick, it went well.

The idea unit would be an excavator with a breaker attached to the boom, you would be done in no time, I woun't run a breaker on mine as it destroyes the knuckles pretty quick.
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I don't have access to any heavy equipment, should I try an concrete saw, and a jack or sledge hammer to break it up?

Any one got any ideas with out the heavy equipment?
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I don't have access to any heavy equipment, should I try an concrete saw, and a jack or sledge hammer to break it up?

Any one got any ideas with out the heavy equipment?
Cutting it and then a Jack Hammer will probably do it, I say probably as I have never broken concrete that thick, it's going to be desperate heavy and I am not sure how you will deal with the re-bar in the concrete as that stuff really holds the concrete together.
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Due to the thickness of the concrete, could you leave it as an open bid per day and they could stop you at anytime?
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I think I am going to do that and work out a time and materials bid. Figure an hourly rate that is okay. And bill hime for the supplies. He wants me to use a jack hammer, I was thinking concrete saw then jack hammer the pieces or just smash them with a sledge hard work but I'm in pretty good shape .
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you are going to be sorry you took the job with out heavy equipment.
I've done a few sidewalks and won't mess with it again. unless it is for my personal home.
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I've done a few sidewalks and won't mess with it again. unless it is for my personal home.
I agree 100%, we have the gear to do it and it is still one heck of a hard job and I don't recall we have ever done concrete where there was rebar in it. I have done 8" concrete walls and 4" sidewalks/patio's that were around 6" and man oh man they are a lot of work. Last job we did I simply included in my quote an excavator with a breaker, had him come in for three hours and brake things up then we simply used an excavator and loader to move the broken pieces into a truck. 12" concrete is going to be next to impossible for a jackhammer.
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I wouldn't touch this job.

That's WORK man, painful & dangerous work.

You need to hire the hulk.

How many trips would you have to make to dispose of the concrete?

Do you plan on doing this alone?

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It all worked out. The guy wanted work on the cheap, he chuckled at my quote and said too much but thanks.

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