9:41 PM 07/22/2012
Hello! We are thinking of having our 2-car parking pad in our alley (now concrete-ish + dirt) replaced, but honestly have no idea of what cost estimates for this type of project might include. Has anyone had such work done recently that could give an idea, and if so, any contractor you'd recommend? The work could also include (1) replacing a retaining wall (our backyard is ~3ft above the alley) or (2) replacing the small concrete staircase from the alley to the backyard, if those are factors you also have experience in. Thanks!
When we had our (private) alley paved, it was about $10/sf. Concrete removal was another $5/sf, although that was a separate job and probably would be less if the two were combined. This was also for a larger area than a parking pad, and was a couple of years ago. Prices of concrete do fluctuate, and I suspect that was the biggest part of the expense.
11:23 AM 07/23/2012 | 0 Votes
I don't have a recommendation, but wanted to mention that the DC RiverSmart homes program will actually subsidize $1200 of the cost if you use pervious pavers to replace concrete. You have to apply, then be evaluated before confirming you're eligible, but seems worth it to me - I only had to wait a few months before someone came to evaluate me. I've gotten this far and have just been lazy about actually searching for someone to do it, so this post will be helpful to me too!
More info here: http://ddoe.dc.gov/riversmarth...
11:51 AM 07/25/2012 | 0 Votes