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blake g
10-10-2008, 09:34 PM
got a call from a guy about installing pavers today its about 800 square feet and i need a little help pricing it out. he has the pavers and just wants them installed. help please.

Hardscaping
10-10-2008, 10:01 PM
more info aboutt he base there or not are you suppling anything at all or just labour? you have to explain better. maybe some pictures.

blake g
10-10-2008, 10:04 PM
just the labor. its hard packed clay down here. plus theres a walkway he wants 15 feet long by 3 feet wide.

Hardscaping
10-10-2008, 10:10 PM
well best thing to do is what i did for pricing in my area call every company until one spills the beans. just don't show them the job just ask how they would go about pricing a job simila to this.

blake g
10-10-2008, 10:13 PM
ok sounds good i just hate doing that cause i hate when people try to do that to me.

Hardscaping
10-10-2008, 10:22 PM
well it is really the only way to get the going prices in your area
or you can ask if he has quotes already and what they are.

blake g
10-10-2008, 10:42 PM
thanks for the help i guess ill start calling around on monday.

PatriotLandscape
10-11-2008, 10:03 AM
what is a going price anyway?

the going out of business price?

the i'm going to lose money on this price?

how much are you willing to do the job for and cover your expenses? calling another company with different overhead will never help you.

how long will it take and how much do you want to make it is that simple no magic dust no man behind the curtain just make the damn price up but don't waste a businesses time asking about a job they will never get thats just wrong.

Hardscaping you have a lot of advice for someone who has not been around long. a few weeks ago you wanted everyone here to tell you how much to charge on a job that you never were going to get.

blake g
10-11-2008, 05:57 PM
patriot i agree i wouldnt want anybody calling and wasting my time.

pghlandscape
10-11-2008, 06:50 PM
If its a 800 sq ft driveway on clay with a standard paver(@2.10sq ft) 12800.00 (-cost of pavers) includes 3" #3`s, geo-grid fabric, 12" 2a modified limestone compacted in 4" lifts, 1" bedding sand
sidewalk/patio 8800.00 (-cost of paver) geo-grid fabric, 6" 2a modified limestone, 1" bedding sand
also add if there are cuts, custom work, sealing, and its tough to get to, you know the bull **** factor.

PlatinumLandCon
10-11-2008, 09:19 PM
If its a 800 sq ft driveway on clay with a standard paver(@2.10sq ft) 12800.00 (-cost of pavers) includes 3" #3`s, geo-grid fabric, 12" 2a modified limestone compacted in 4" lifts, 1" bedding sand
sidewalk/patio 8800.00 (-cost of paver) geo-grid fabric, 6" 2a modified limestone, 1" bedding sand
also add if there are cuts, custom work, sealing, and its tough to get to, you know the bull **** factor.

Those prices are pretty reasonable.

Like he said, you have to adjust based on the cuts/pattern/ etc.

csl
10-13-2008, 01:36 AM
yeah i agree with patriot. once every few weeks i get a call with almost no description about the site, product, or anything else, they just want a price for labor. they dont know what kind of block they are gonna use, what size anything is, they just to know how much i charge. i can smell the bs a mile away, so i play along. they give me some excuse about buying the material at home depot or something, and i know its just the competition that has no idea what they are doing. and hardscaping please stop giving out the advice so liberally when you have no idea what you are talking about. you say your family has been doing this for 15 years, but its like every job you talk about is in a foreign language. another great place for pricing is your supplier. they usually can help you break down pricing because a lot of those guys used to be in the biz.

PlatinumLandCon
10-13-2008, 01:53 AM
and hardscaping please stop giving out the advice so liberally when you have no idea what you are talking about.

YES!! The guy is CLUELESS!!