How much would it cost to drill up concrete?

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Approximately how much would it cost to drill up a concrete floor to move a bathroom sink and toilet 4 feet from where they are?

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  • Richard Wood Richard Wood on Feb 02, 2019

    a lot ????

  • Seth Seth on Feb 02, 2019

    MC,

    You can rent an easy to handle jack hammer to break up concrete. However, what you may need to do is cut a precise path for the new plumbing to be laid, not break up the entire floor, in which case you need a concrete saw. They both make a terrible mess and whether you do it yourself or hire someone, make sure you enclose the area to contain the dust. If you have a forced hot air type heating/cooling system, cover any vents in the area and shut it off while the demo is going on so as not to draw in all the dust, which may spread throughout your house if the blower is running. If you are hiring a plumber to do the whole job and are getting an estimate, ask them to back out the cost of demo to see what that portion is. Not knowing the scope of what needs to be done, it is hard to put a number on it, but I'm going to say $500-$1,000 to pay someone. A few hundred in tool rental and materials if you do it yourself and have a way to dispose of the old concrete. More if you need a dumpster.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Feb 02, 2019

    You would need to move the plumbing to the new area, it probably will be more than you want to pay. The price depends on where you live and I would get estimates from at least three companies. It will probably take a couple of different ones to do it, one to remove the cement and pour the new and a plumber to move the pipes.

  • Several thousand dollars on the conservative side. Relocating pipes in a slab is a big job. Requires permits and inspections. Here is how to hire a contractor.


    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0242-hiring-contractor