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    Post Average price for Concrete Block ?

    About what is the average price for concrete blocks on 8" and 6" I'm gonna be shopping around for prices... So i wanna know what is a good deal when i see it. your info would be appreciated.

    I'm off to work right now, but ill check back on this thread later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rctfan2 View Post
    About what is the average price for concrete blocks on 8" and 6" I'm gonna be shopping around for prices... So i wanna know what is a good deal when i see it. your info would be appreciated.

    I'm off to work right now, but ill check back on this thread later.
    I paid $1.49 for the 8" @ Lowes - probabably not the cheapest - but very close and since I had to make multiple trips (they are heavy) - this was best for me
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    my bill in Oct 07 has

    6" trusses .205 per ft (these are what I installed between every 3 courses.)


    I went with standard weight block (not light weight)
    and not solid blocks.

    4"= $1.25 ea
    6"= $1.50 ea
    8"=$1.73 ea
    10"=$2.19 ea
    12"=$2.55 ea


    bag of Portland cement $9.20 (I think 80 lbs)
    mortar $7.35 (I think 70 #)
    #4 1/2 " rein-rods .44 per ft
    mason sand $35.95 per ton (2000 lbs)


    Than a 5% contractor discount (I asked and they gave it to me, no I am not a contractor. But my contractors without accounts there use my account. No markup for them and discount for me )

    I go directly to the cement plant where they grow them to get them.
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    I asked this question a while back because the Menards here had 8x8x16 block for only $0.79. I thought maybe they were of a lower grade because of the price. The folks who responded pretty much said a concrete block is a concrete block, and as long as they were basically going to act as forms for concrete, enjoy the good price. They have actually gone up a bit, around $0.89 or $0.95, but they are still under a buck in my area.

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    Last year, 8x8x16 blocks were $1.38 at Lowes, and $0.99 at Home Depot. I hope they're the same this year, I'll need 300 or so.
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    seems they were around $1 / block here too, but it's been awhile since I've checked it out

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    My DH said that there is a place that makes them near here so I'll go out there and buy them. The 8" ones are $1.39 at Lowes here.

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    Alright thanks all for responding while i was at work. I now have a good idea of a base price on them with all your prices. Hopefully I can go out now, find some good deals :D. I know their are a couple large concrete company's here in north Georgia I will get quotes from them. I would imagine it would be cheapest at the source *crosses fingers*

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    There is a huge brick yard here locally. Probably takes up 10 acres. They sell new 8" for $1.36. But they have about an acre of 2nds, missed matched colors laying around they sell for 50 cents each. Ask around for 2nds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman View Post
    There is a huge brick yard here locally. Probably takes up 10 acres. They sell new 8" for $1.36. But they have about an acre of 2nds, missed matched colors laying around they sell for 50 cents each. Ask around for 2nds.

    thanks thats a good tip. it really doesnt matter the color for more then half the price :P its gonna be covered with a liner anywho.

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    Might not hurt to check you local CraigsList postings. Unless you need them NOW search for concrete, cement, cinder and see what pops up. I got 40 for $20 one time and some free ones another time.
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    didn't think of trying that.. good idea!

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    have found it cheaper myself, to just have menards / lowes / local brick yard, just do the delivery for me. so it costs $50 to $75 bucks, by the time ya count in multi trips and gas money, for a pallet or more of concrete blocks. it was worth it for me. then again for me i am 30 to 45 minutes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rctfan2 View Post
    thanks thats a good tip. it really doesnt matter the color for more then half the price :P its gonna be covered with a liner anywho.
    You got that right.

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    I bought them direct from a block maker here for 76 cents apiece. And had 900 block delivered and stacked where I wanted them for a $90 fee. It was a awesome deal. Heres some PICS.



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