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1BadHawk
08-28-2005, 10:10 PM
What pave jobs have you done and how long did it take to do it and what sort of resources were required?

Avery
08-28-2005, 11:15 PM
A few, a long time, and a lot of equipment and manpower.

PAPS Landscape Design
08-28-2005, 11:55 PM
hundreds of jobs, many man hours, tons of diamond blades, and several hundred pairs of blue rubber gloves.

DVS Hardscaper
08-29-2005, 12:14 AM
Hardscapes accounts for over 85% of our income.

Most of our jobs average 600 - 3000 SF.

Most jobs take no less than 3 days. Even a small walk may take 2.5 days. (with backfill, grading, etc)

Some Jobs Take 20-30 days.

There is no one magic answer!

Rex Mann
08-29-2005, 12:23 AM
We finished a job last week, which cost us .40 cents a square foot labor to install for a 4500 sf sand and paver install on a driveway. We also just finished a job that cost us $1.50 a square foot labor and it was only 450 sf. Twice as many cuts on the small patio compared to the driveway.

Peace,

Rex

PaversInstalled.Com (http://paversinstalled.com)

1BadHawk
08-29-2005, 07:13 AM
What sort of profit margin is thier in pavers? and walls?

Ive had a number of my lawn customers ask me if we do them or not. Im wondering if theirs a decent market for it around here and what the overhead vs profit is for these jobs.

Of course I'd like to take a few courses and such first. Perhaps try one in my own yard to get the idea before I commit to anything.

YardPro
09-03-2005, 08:41 AM
+depends on the market and the competition...

here we get $10.00-$18.00/sqft.

depends on the jobsite conditions, etc.....

our actual cost in laying pavers ranges from $5.00-$9.00/sqft.
again depending on the jobsite.

dmbmikee
09-11-2005, 12:00 PM
Hardscapes accounts for over 85% of our income.

Most of our jobs average 600 - 3000 SF.

Most jobs take no less than 3 days. Even a small walk may take 2.5 days. (with backfill, grading, etc)

Some Jobs Take 20-30 days.

There is no one magic answer!

Amen Bro. I couldnt have said it better myself.

You can start on real small walkways though. Like a 10-15 footer, maybe 3'3" wide.....Even if it's curved a little, you'll be alright. Just read up on the installation process. There's info all over the net on how to install a wwalkway....etc. You can't have an Ace without a perfect base!

Oh and another thing, when you look at the job and the time it would take to complete that job, pops in yur head - multiply that time by 3 and you should be in the ballpark.