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Old 09-15-2010, 11:04 AM
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Paver Install Time Question

Ok, this question is pretty vague but was just curious and it is NOT about pricing. Lets take a 300 sq ft patio project. Easy access and no real material movement problems. What is your average time frame for an installation like this using all the right tools/machines? Again this is your perfect install conditions, if you ever have them! I don't offer paver installations but would like to attempt a patio at my own home. I've done courses/seminars but not too much actual hands on. Want to see how much longer it takes me (oh and I am sure it will be much longer) than the average hardscaper to complete. Maybe for those of you who have been doing this for a long time, look back to when you started and even now. I'm sure I'll be getting asked by a certain someone "Well how long is this project going to take you!!!" so I want to give somewhat of an answer.


Some specifics might be:

8-10" Ecavation
Geotexile
6" deep (crusher run) base
1" sand
multiple shape paver (Unilock Brussells Block)

Any help/ideas appreciated.


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Old 09-15-2010, 11:40 AM
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Rectangle or curved ? Soldier course ?
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Old 09-15-2010, 11:49 AM
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Rectangle or curved ? Soldier course ?
Sorry. Straight along the house and sides then curved on the length of the patio. The one end may have 8 ft of patio width and the other 12. So a gradual curve to connect the two, make sense?. Yes soldier course.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:10 PM
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I have a job efficiency sheet which is derived from years of patio construction that tells me averages.

But wehn a client asks me how long to do - I just look at my trusty computer screen and my super dooper looper job costing program tells me exactly how many days


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Old 09-15-2010, 12:30 PM
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I have a job efficiency sheet which is derived from years of patio construction that tells me averages.

But wehn a client asks me how long to do - I just look at my trusty computer screen and my super dooper looper job costing program tells me exactly how many days


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OK........... This is not for a client but for a project at my own home. I was just looking for a time frame for installing this type of project to give me an idea of how long. That way I can see what a professional hardscapers time frame is compared to my time, which will be much longer. Just looking for an idea of this.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:58 PM
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:59 PM
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:47 PM
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wow now I am a bronze member. sweeet.
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-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
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-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.
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If conditions perfect and material delivered to site, excluding the clean up. Max. 2 days with three men. Brussels has to be the easiest brick to lay, especially the "Y" pattern.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:29 PM
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Thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated. So I am looking at a full week by myself...............great.......ha!
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