You might be thinking about just breaking up the concrete all by yourself so that you can save more money but it will require enough knowledge and some skills in contradiction to the popular belief that it is just a brainless work. However, if you tend to hire a contractor to do it for you, you might spend quite some money, but you can rest assured that your concrete slab removal will be done effectively and efficiently.
Repair or remove?
First, you need to decide if you still wanted to repair your concrete or you wanted to remove it. If you are going to renovate your house, it might be your best option just to remove the concrete. Or if there are multiple cracks in your concrete that are quite wide and deep, or due to the frozen weather, one side of the concrete had been pushed up, or because of the failed preparation of the subgrade, it caused a settle concrete, you should consider concrete slab removal.
On the other hand, if you notice that there are small, tiny and minimal cracks and the concrete was just sunken a heavy equipment, you could still save some money if you tend to repair it than to remove because generally, concrete removal is a little bit expensive compared to concrete repair.
How much does it cost?
If you’re going to hire a contractor, there are some factors that have to be considered to determine the overall cost of your concrete slab removal. First is the amount of the concrete that you are planning to remove, the disposal options for the concrete that have been removed as well as the location of your house.
If your contractor offers to haul your concrete into a recycler, you should be able to save a lot of money because the disposal fees of the concrete will be based per ton.
Tools to use
On the other hand, if you wanted to remove it all by yourself, you’ll be needing some tools to complete the job. There are two most important tools that should be present in the process of the concrete slab removal, and this includes the sledgehammer and jackhammer. Make sure that you invest in those two before you start your work and if you can, ask some of your friends to help you because concrete slab removal will include a lot of lifting heavy objects and it’ll be convenient if you have extra bodies moving around.
Aside from that, you should also make sure that you prioritize your safety while working. Wearing safety goggles, gloves, and some mask to avoid inhaling unwanted particles and dust. Also, if cement is about to fall, just let it be and do not try to save it because you’ll be injured seriously. It’s better to spend a little extra time on transferring pieces of cement than having to heal from a serious injury in the hospital.