Price of concrete

Ask us anything. Cambodia Expat's Online has a huge community of long term expats that can answer any question you may have about life in Cambodia. Have some questions you want to ask before you move to Cambodia? Ask them here. Our community can also answer any questions you have about how to find a job or what kind of work is available for expats in Cambodia, whether you're looking for info about Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or anywhere else in the Kingdom. Don't be shy, ask CEO's members anything!
jer31244
Tourist
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:36 am
Reputation: 1

Price of concrete

Post by jer31244 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:18 pm

Anyone know how much it costs to pour a square meter of concrete in Cambodia these days? If it matters, the construction will be residential and in Kampong Cham.
Bitte_Kein_Lexus
Expatriate
Posts: 2845
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:32 pm
Reputation: 275

Re: Price of concrete

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:42 pm

How thick will the slab be? 10cm? 30?
Ex Bitteeinbit/LexusSchmexus
User avatar
beaker
Expatriate
Posts: 963
Joined: Fri May 30, 2014 8:45 am
Reputation: 134
Location: Ta Khmao
Cambodia

Re: Price of concrete

Post by beaker » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:35 pm

possibly he wants the price for a cubic meter
"i'm the one who has to die, when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way i want to"
jimi hendrix
Bitte_Kein_Lexus
Expatriate
Posts: 2845
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 7:32 pm
Reputation: 275

Re: Price of concrete

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:54 pm

Last edited by Bitte_Kein_Lexus on Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ex Bitteeinbit/LexusSchmexus
Splashback
Expatriate
Posts: 76
Joined: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:41 pm
Reputation: 29
Australia

Re: Price of concrete

Post by Splashback » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:56 pm

If you're a foreigner and having it done by locals I think for that you'll be looking at around $11 per square meter. Unlikely they will use rebar or even bamboo strips, but instead they will compact the ground and compress some largish rocks by hand to build the slab on. That should be fine for what you need.

You can do it cheaper with a few workers over a couple of days. $5 per 50kg sack of concrete, around 50,000 Riel's a day for a good worker, sand about $80 for 6 cubes delivered, rocks there maybe $100 for 6 cubes delivered. All mixed by hand. Maybe hire three guys.

There's another forum with some good info on this, previously run by the late Parrothead, I believe. Livingincambodiaforums... Or something. Some good info on builds there.
User avatar
NeverNude
Expatriate
Posts: 68
Joined: Wed May 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Reputation: 12
Hungary

Re: Price of concrete

Post by NeverNude » Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:19 pm

Splashback wrote:If you're a foreigner and having it done by locals I think for that you'll be looking at around $11 per square meter. Unlikely they will use rebar or even bamboo strips, but instead they will compact the ground and compress some largish rocks by hand to build the slab on. That should be fine for what you need.

You can do it cheaper with a few workers over a couple of days. $5 per 50kg sack of concrete, around 50,000 Riel's a day for a good worker, sand about $80 for 6 cubes delivered, rocks there maybe $100 for 6 cubes delivered. All mixed by hand. Maybe hire three guys.

There's another forum with some good info on this, previously run by the late Parrothead, I believe. Livingincambodiaforums... Or something. Some good info on builds there.
Good. Are foreigners allowed to repair a street? There’s a nasty crumbling of the street, probably 2 meters*3 meters that’s like scaling Mount Everest on the main road in my neighborhood. Fucks traffic up line you wouldn’t believe during rush hour. But a fix would make traffic fine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
explorer
Expatriate
Posts: 1625
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:37 pm
Reputation: 536
Australia

Re: Price of concrete

Post by explorer » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:22 am

NeverNude wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Are foreigners allowed to repair a street? There’s a nasty crumbling of the street, probably 2 meters*3 meters that’s like scaling Mount Everest on the main road in my neighborhood. Fucks traffic up line you wouldn’t believe during rush hour. But a fix would make traffic fine.
I dont know of any official ruling. I have seen hotels and individuals repairing the road in front of their place. I think it would be a good thing to do.
## I thought I knew all the answers, but they changed all the questions. ##
User avatar
John Bingham
Expatriate
Posts: 6231
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:26 pm
Reputation: 2119
Yemen

Re: Price of concrete

Post by John Bingham » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:40 am

NeverNude wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Splashback wrote:If you're a foreigner and having it done by locals I think for that you'll be looking at around $11 per square meter. Unlikely they will use rebar or even bamboo strips, but instead they will compact the ground and compress some largish rocks by hand to build the slab on. That should be fine for what you need.

You can do it cheaper with a few workers over a couple of days. $5 per 50kg sack of concrete, around 50,000 Riel's a day for a good worker, sand about $80 for 6 cubes delivered, rocks there maybe $100 for 6 cubes delivered. All mixed by hand. Maybe hire three guys.

There's another forum with some good info on this, previously run by the late Parrothead, I believe. Livingincambodiaforums... Or something. Some good info on builds there.
Good. Are foreigners allowed to repair a street? There’s a nasty crumbling of the street, probably 2 meters*3 meters that’s like scaling Mount Everest on the main road in my neighborhood. Fucks traffic up line you wouldn’t believe during rush hour. But a fix would make traffic fine.
I've seen all sorts of impromptu repairs made on streets here, from chucking builder's rubble and broken bricks into vast potholes to whole 20 meter sections getting sorted out by neighbors with concrete. It seems that pretty much anyone can patch up the street and put a few plastic chairs around the wet cement for a few hours. 8-)
User avatar
Username Taken
Raven
Posts: 10370
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 6:53 pm
Reputation: 1821
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Price of concrete

Post by Username Taken » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:53 am

If you draw penises around the potholes, the local authorities might have them repaired within a few days.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-48068866


Image


If penises aren't your thing, then there's always the trees option.


Image Image
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

https://BooksAboutCambodia.com
User avatar
AndyKK
Expatriate
Posts: 2070
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:32 am
Reputation: 431
Cambodia

Re: Price of concrete

Post by AndyKK » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:58 pm

NeverNude wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:19 pm
Splashback wrote:If you're a foreigner and having it done by locals I think for that you'll be looking at around $11 per square meter. Unlikely they will use rebar or even bamboo strips, but instead they will compact the ground and compress some largish rocks by hand to build the slab on. That should be fine for what you need.

You can do it cheaper with a few workers over a couple of days. $5 per 50kg sack of concrete, around 50,000 Riel's a day for a good worker, sand about $80 for 6 cubes delivered, rocks there maybe $100 for 6 cubes delivered. All mixed by hand. Maybe hire three guys.

There's another forum with some good info on this, previously run by the late Parrothead, I believe. Livingincambodiaforums... Or something. Some good info on builds there.
Good. Are foreigners allowed to repair a street? There’s a nasty crumbling of the street, probably 2 meters*3 meters that’s like scaling Mount Everest on the main road in my neighborhood. Fucks traffic up line you wouldn’t believe during rush hour. But a fix would make traffic fine.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Now you should all know better. For a start barang can't do anything better than a Khmer when it comes to repairs and building work.
Also just consider if anything was to happen anywhere near your new road repair, and more then likely nothing to do with it. Lets consider a small coming together of two motos, a crowd develops around the small accident! How long before someone mentions barang messed with the road. How much will this cost you?
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Anchor Moy, Bing [Bot], Bubble T, CamExpat, Clemen, Deefer, GMJS-CEO, Google Adsense [Bot], hiway5, offroadscholar, pissontheroof, siliconlife, simon43, taabarang and 194 guests