Estimated Concrete Volume
0.889 cubic yards
24 cubic feet
Estimated Weight of Concrete
1.6 tonsCovering 48 sq. ft. at 6" depth
for waste allowance
10% = 0.09 cubic yards
Total Concrete with 10% = 0.98 cubic yards
How Many Concrete Bags?*
|53.2||60lb Concrete bags|
|39.9||80lb Concrete bags|
|35.5||90lb Concrete bags|
|63.8||50lb Concrete bags|
|12||Small wheelbarrow loads|
|6||Large wheelbarrow loads|
Concrete Truck for 6'x8' x6"
Cost Estimate for 6'x8' x6"
Bag Cost Estimate
Truck Cost Estimate
Most concrete truck companies have a 1 to 4 cubic yard minimum order. We recommend contacting your nearest concrete suppiler for an estimate. So for this estimate the 1 yard minimum will be used.
Concrete trucks may also charge a "short load" fee for partially filled loads. Short load fees are charged at about $17 for every yard not used on the truck.So for a 10 cu/yd Truck Load - 1 cu/yd of concrete = 9.00
9.00 x $17.00 = $153.00
$153.00 + $108.22 = $261.22
Pros Do Everything*
|$240.00||$5.00 sq ft Low End**|
|$288.00||$6.00 sq ft|
|$336.00||$7.00 sq ft|
|$384.00||$8.00 sq ft|
|$504.00||$10.50 sq ft High End***|
*6 inch pours and under.
**Cost assumes subbase and general prep is done.
With a brief look, a 6x8 area at 6 inches deep, you would need approximately 1.26 tons or 0.89 cubic yards of gravel.
Concrete reinforcing is also recommended in high traffic areas and medium to large areas. Wire mesh on average costs $0.56 per sq ft and fiber mesh costs $0.13 per sq ft.
So for your 48 sq ft area, this may roughly cost $26.88 for wire mesh, $144.00 for thicker wire rebar mesh and $6.24 for fiber mesh.*Reinforcing for 10 inch pours and under.
6 / 12 = 0.5 ft depth
48 * 0.5 = 24 cu ft
24 / 27 = 0.88888888888889
= 0.889 cu/yd
How to Calculate Concrete Weight
0.88888888888889 * 3590 = 3191.11 lbs
Density of concrete used 2130 kg/m3or 133 lbs/ft3.
6 ft x 8 ft x 6" Concrete Summary
How many concrete bags would I need for a 6 ft x 8 ft x 6" slab? 39.9 x 80lb Concrete bags.
How much does it cost to pour a 6'x8' x6" slab? Ready-mix costs approx $250.90.
How much does it cost to hire a contractor to concrete a 6'x8' x6" slab? A pro costs between $240.00 and $504.00.
How do you calculate concrete volume? Formula ((width x length) x (depth in inches / 12)) / 27 = total cubic yards. See our how to here
This Concrete calculator can be used for a slab, floor, garage, block, wall, driveway, patio, countertop, footings, foundation, pool or basement, and most rectangular areas.