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Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab in India – Quantity Of Cement, Sand, & Aggregates For 1000 sq. ft Slab


Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab in India

The concrete slab is a vital part of any construction project that requires a solid and stable foundation. It’s important to have a good understanding of the process and materials needed to ensure the slab is durable and long-lasting.

In this blog post, we will discuss the key steps involved in estimating the construction cost of a 1000 sqft slab. From calculating the required amount of concrete and reinforcement to factoring in labor and equipment costs, we will provide a comprehensive overview of what you can expect when planning a concrete slab project.

Before we dive into the details, it’s worth noting that the cost of a concrete slab can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the slab, the type of reinforcement used, and the location of the project. That said, there are some general guidelines you can follow to help estimate the cost of your project.

Overall, estimating the cost of a concrete slab can be a complex process, but by understanding the key factors involved, you can ensure you’re getting a fair price for your project. With proper planning and preparation, a well-built concrete slab can provide a solid foundation for any construction project.

First, you’ll need to calculate the amount of concrete you’ll need. This will depend on the size of the slab and the thickness of the concrete. For example, if you’re pouring a 10-foot by 10-foot slab with a thickness of 4 inches, you’ll need approximately 2.78 cubic yards of concrete.

Let’s take an example

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab


Slab Size – 25′ x 40′ 

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab
Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

So, the Area of the Slab – is 1000 sqft.

The thickness of the Slab – is 5” or 0.4166 ft. ( after converting inch to feet).

Concrete [M20] grade ratio – 1:1.5:3

(1 part – Cement: 1 Part  – sand : 3 Parts – Aggregates)

To calculate the quantity of cement, aggregates, and sand required for a slab, first, we need to calculate the volume of concrete.

The volume of Concrete in 1000sqft slab – Slab area x slab thickness

= 1000 x 0.4166 = 416.6 Cft.

The volume of the concrete slab in m3 – 416.6/35.3147 = 11.80 Cum.

(After converting Cft to cum).

So, Wet volume of concrete = 11.80 Cum.

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab
Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

To get dry volume multiplied by 1.54 (a constant)

Dry Volume – 11.80 x 1.54 = 18.172 cum.

The sum of the Concrete ratio – 1+1.5+3 = 5.5

Quantity of Materials for Slab

1). Cement

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab
Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

To calculate materials quantity from concrete. Here we used a formula.

Part of cement/Sum of ration x dry volume

= 1/5.5 x 18.172 = 3.304 Cum.

(To Calculate Cement in no. of Bags. Simply multiply it by 28.8)

No. of Cement Bags required – 3.304 x 28.8 = 95.15 or 96 bags


The density of cement – is 1440kg/cum.

= 1440 x 3.304 = 4757.76kg.

= 4757.76/50 = 95.15 bags ( 1 bag cement = 50kg).

2). Sand

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

Part of Sand/Sum of ratio x dry volume

= 1.5/5.5 x 18.172 = 4.95 Cum.

In Cubic feet – 4.95 x 35.3147 = 175 Cft. (because 1 cum is equal to 35.3147cft).

3). Aggregates

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

Part of Sand/Sum of ration x dry volume

= 3/5.5 x 18.172 = 9.912 Cum.

In Cubic feet – 9.912 x 35.3147 = 350 Cft. (because 1 cum is equal to 35.3147cft).

4). Steel Reinforcement

Steel reinforcement
Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

Steel quantity is approx 0.5 to 1% of the total concrete volume.

Consider Average Steel Qty Percentage – 0.75%

Total Slab Concrete volume – 18.172 Cum.

So, Total Steel qty. Required –  0.75/100×18.172×7850 = 1070kg.

5). Water Proofing Concrete Agent (optional)

Here we use LW+ 101 as a waterproofing agent

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab
Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

1 cement bag required 200ml. dr. Fixit 101 lw+

Total Cement bags required – 96 bags.

Total dr. fixit 101 lw+ required –   96 x 0.200 = 19.2ltr. or approx. 20ltr.

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Construction Cost of 1000Sqft Slab
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Total Cost of Materials

1). Cement Cost

Cement required – 96 bags

The market rate of cement bags – is Rs.410 to 430/- bag.

Total Cost of cement – 96 x 430 = Rs. 41,280/-

2). Sand Cost

Dust required – 175Cft

The market rate of Dust/sand – is Rs.50 to 60/- bag.

Total Cost of Dust/sand – 175 x 60 = Rs. 10,500/-

3). Aggregate Cost

Aggregates required – 350Cft

The market rate of Aggregates – is Rs.55 to 65/- bag.

Total Cost of Aggregates – 350 x 65 = Rs. 22,750/-

4). Steel Reinforcement Cost

Steel required – 1070kg

The market rate of Steel reinforcement – is Rs.75 to 80/- kg

Total Cost of Steel reinforcement – 1070 x 80 = Rs. 85,600/-

5).  Dr. Fixit Waterproofing Chemical

Dr. Fixit Waterproofing Chemical Required – 20ltr.

The market rate of lw+ 101 – Rs.2000 to 3000/- for 20 ltr.

Total Cost of Lw+ 101  = Rs.3000/-

6). Electrical Materials 

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab
Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

Electrical Conduit pipes & fan Boxes Materials lumpsum Cost – Rs.2000/-

Total Materials Cost

= Cement Cost + Sand Cost + Aggregate Cost + Steel Cost + Dr. Fixit Cost + Electrical Materials

=  41280 + 10500 + 22750 + 85600 + 3000 + 2000  = Rs.1,65,130/-

Labor Charges

Labor Rates

Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab
Construction Cost of a 1000 sqft Slab

For Shuttering, Bar binding & Concrete Casting – Rs. 35 to 40/-Sqft.

Total Slab Area – 1000 Sqft.

Total Cost of Labor – 1000 x 40 = Rs.40,000/-

Electrician charges = Rs.10/-per sqft

Total Slab Area – 1000 Sqft.

Total Cost of Labor – 1000 x 10 = Rs.10,000/-

So, Total labor charges =  40,000 + 10,000 = Rs.50,000/-

Total Cost of Slab

Materials Cost + Labor Cost

1,65,130 + 50,000 = Rs.2,15,130/-

Per Sqft Cost of Slab

Total Slab Cost/ Total Slab Area

= 2,15,130/1000 = Rs.215/-Sqft.

Important Notes –

i). The Materials & labor rates can vary with the on-site location and site conditions.

ii). We have not considered the waste quantity of materials. pls, add materials wastage qty. before ordering the materials.

iii). All materials rates consider excluding GST.

iv).  We have not considered Any slab chazzan.

v).  We have not considered staircase qty and cost in the slab.

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