The prices for ready-mixed concrete

The prices for ready-mixed concrete are among the most variable among all building materials. Hard to calculate are only relatively expensive bags from the hardware store. When ready-mixed concrete is to be delivered and bought freshly mixed, many price factors play a role.

Material-dependent costs

Whether ready-mixed concrete is worth the price or whether it is a good alternative to mix it yourself is a matter of personal consideration. In the significantly cheaper material for self-mixing costs such as machine lending and working time must be offset. Not to be neglected is the high physical effort required by concrete production.

Precast concrete delivered is offered in ready-mix concrete prices. The prices are composed of the material itself and the transport and delivery costs. For the precast concrete, the following price factors are usual with regard to the material:

  • Compressive strength
  • Setting accelerator or retarder
  • Air-entraining agents
  • Plasticizer addition
  • Antifreeze surcharge
  • change in consistency
  • pumpability

Additional price factors

In addition to the material-related price factors, many costs associated with transport and actual delivery play a major role. Common factors are from external circumstances such as time. Workload and quantities influenced:

  • Kilometer transport package
  • winter surcharge
  • Overtime allowance
  • Supplements for Sundays and public holidays
  • nightaddition
  • minimum quantity surcharge
  • Residual bedding after emptying
  • discharge

From Friday is mostly weekend

With the prices for precast concrete some surcharges are unavoidable, since for example some providers calculate also for Friday afternoons or Saturdays a weekend surcharge. However, many do-it-yourselfers only have the opportunity to process ready-mix concrete directly in these times.

That's how much precast concrete costs
1 cubic meter of precast concrete (compressive strength C8 / 10)about 67 EUR
1 cubic meter of precast concrete (compressive strength C12 / 15)about 72 EUR
1 cubic meter of precast concrete (compressive strength C16 / 20/25)about 78 EUR
1 cubic meter of precast concrete (compressive strength C30 / 37)about 88 EUR
1 cubic meter of precast concrete (compressive strength C35 / 45)about 95 EUR
1 cubic meter of precast concrete (compressive strength C40 / 50)about 104 EUR

Price surcharges result from material surcharges such as retarding agents, air entraining agents, industrial and antifreeze agents about five euros per cubic meter. Setting accelerator around thirty euros per cubic meter. Changed consistencies or pumped concrete around ten euros per cubic meter.

Tips & Tricks

When ordering precast concrete, you should take into account in the pricing that circumstances on the spot can exceed the originally estimated price. This includes delays in unloading, also due to weather conditions or an increased disposal requirement of residual concrete if the ordered quantity is undershot.

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