How to Save Money on the High Price of Concrete

How to Save Money on the High Price of Concrete

How to Save Money on the High Price of Concrete 2560 1706 admin

Christian Construction is Staten Island’s favorite concrete contractor. We have installed concrete on and around properties all throughout the region, not only here in SI, but also throughout Brooklyn, New Jersey, and beyond. Despite being a general contractor, we employ masonry specialists in house and on staff, which means that the people that work on your concrete are genuinely amazing at concrete installation.

We recognize, however, that concrete can feel fairly expensive. The cost for concrete and concrete construction has gone up considerably. Before COVID, it was already on the rise as a result of high demand. After COVID, increased demand and supply chain issues meant that the costs went up even higher. We know that many families are in need of concrete, and yet may find that the cost of concrete can be outside of their budget.

What Can Be Done?

First, we want to assure all of our clients that we offer some of the most competitive pricing of concrete available. We are confident that, if you’ve been quoted a high price for concrete before, you’ll find that our costs are often far less than the competitions’.

But some of the cost of concrete is baked into the price, and not something that we can control. Luckily, there are ways you can help to save money on concrete while still obtaining a landscape, walkway, or driveway that you will love. These include:

  1. Concrete Pavers – Lots of times, true concrete is not necessary for a project when the look or function of concrete will do. This is especially true of small garden walkways and non-functional, attractive space. Concrete pavers, which are a fraction of the cost of concrete installation, can often offer a very effective and lower priced alternative.
  2. Less Space – Cutting the size of concrete down even by a little bit can save money on labor and installation costs. For example, if you were going to get a 10 x 12 patio, shrinking that to a 9 x 11 patio will be largely unnoticeable but still help you save money. There are other landscaping tools and techniques that can be used to help.
  3. Schedule it For Offseason – While some of the costs of concrete are baked into the price, and our team does stay fairly busy, those that find that our concrete is not quite within their budget can contact us about installing concrete during slow times. The downside of this approach is that it is harder to schedule you in for a specific time, as it is based on the overall workload of our team. But the upside is that there may be a time when concrete requirements are lower, thus allowing for even better prices.

Another thing to keep in mind is resale value. Concrete may be expensive now, but if that concrete is being used to replace an unattractive part of a property, some of your investment may be recouped in the future when you sell your property. The value that concrete brings to your property can vary considerably depending on what is there currently and the overall housing market, but it is often possible to receive some of your investment back.

Get a Quote and Schedule Today

At Christian Construction, we offer some great quotes for concrete and some excellent pricing for those that are in need of of concrete contractor. You may find that our overall cost for our services is less than you expected, as we always do our best to give you the best rates we can for our masonry and concrete services.