Concrete Wall Finishes (cont.)
Needle gun treatment, large areas CM@.058 SF .15 2.92 3.07
Wire brush, green CM@.014 SF .06 .71 .77
Wash with acid and rinse CM@.004 SF .23 .20 .43
Break fins, patch voids, Carborundum rub CM@.032 SF .08 1.61 1.69
Break fins, patch voids, burlap grout rub CM@.024 SF .08 1.21 1.29
Sandblasting, Subcontract. No scaffolding included, flat vertical surfaces
  Light sandblast — SF — — 2.16
  Medium, to expose aggregate — SF — — 2.47
  Heavy, with dust control requirements — SF — — 3.47
  Note: Minimum charge for sandblasting — LS — — 990.00
Miscellaneous Concrete Finishes
Monolithic natural aggregate topping
  1/16" topping P9@.006 SF .24 .29 .53
  3/16" topping P9@.018 SF .53 .86 1.39
  1/2" topping P9@.021 SF 1.35 1.00 2.35
Integral colors,
  Typically 8 pounds per sack of cement — Lb 2.67 — 2.67
Mono rock, 3/8" wear course only, typical cost — SF 1.60 — 1.60
Kalman 3/4", wear course only, typical cost — SF 2.43 — 2.43
Acid etching, 5% muriatic acid, typical cost P9@.005 SF .47 .24 .71
Felton sand, for use with white cement — CY 50.50 — 50.50
Specially Placed Concrete Typical subcontract prices.
Gunite, no forms and no reinforcing included
  Flat plane, vertical areas, 1" thick — SF — — 4.29
  Curved arch, barrel, per 1" thickness — SF — — 5.32
  Pool or retaining walls, per 1" thickness — SF — — 4.09
  Add for architectural finish — SF — — 1.63
  Wire mesh for gunite 2" x 2", W.9 x W.9 — SF — — 1.81
Pressure grouting, large quantity, 50/50 mix — CY — — 643.00
Precast Concrete Panel costs are based on 3,000 PSI natural gray concrete with a smooth or board finish on one side. Placing (lifting) costs include handling, hoisting, alignment, bracing and permanent connections. Erection costs vary with the type of crane. Heavier lifts over a longer radius (reach) require larger cranes. Equipment costs include the crane and a 300 amp gas powered welding machine. Add the cost of grouting or caulking joints. Costs will be higher on small jobs (less than 35,000 SF).
Precast wall panels Costs include delivery to 40 miles, typical reinforcing steel and embedded items but no lifting. Use 2,500 SF as a minimum job charge. See placing costs below.
Craft@Hrs Unit Material Labor Equipment Total
4" thick wall panels (52 lbs per SF) — SF 14.10 — — 14.10
5" thick wall panels (65 lbs per SF) — SF 15.50 — — 15.50
6" thick wall panels (78 lbs per SF) — SF 16.90 — — 16.90
8" thick wall panels (105 lbs per SF) — SF 17.80 — — 17.80
Add for insulated sandwich wall panels 2-1/2" of cladding and 2" of fiberboard — SF 5.82 — — 5.82
Add for high strength concrete
  3,500 lb concrete mix — % 2.0 — — —
  4,000 lb concrete mix — % 3.0 — — —
  4,500 lb concrete mix — % 4.0 — — —
  5,000 lb concrete mix — % 6.0 — — —
Add for white facing or integral white mix — % 20.0 — — —
Add for broken rib or fluted surface design — % 20.0 — — —
Add for exposed aggregate finish — % 17.0 — — —
Add for sandblasted surface finish — % 12.0 — — —

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