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Old 03-29-2011, 07:27 PM
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Help with stone veneer estimate?

hey guys,

I have someone that asked me to cover their existing brick foundation with a natural stone veneer. The area is about 300 Sq. feet. The existing foundation will need to have old plaster chiseled from the brick in some places before having wire and plaster applied.

Is there a standard price/sq ft. for installation or does it vary?
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:33 PM
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This will sound arrogant, but it's intended for the better.

Refer the work to a buddy that does this. And hope that he refers work that you do back to you.

With all due respect, if you need to ask about pricing - you should not be doing veneer work.

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:39 PM
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I have a stone guy that's real good. He's going to do it but I need to charge the customer. He gave me his estimate already, I just wanted to see how it compared to the numbers you guys through out.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:30 PM
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then just tell us what the number is and we can let you know.

why should we do mental math when you have the number already?
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:14 PM
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he quoted 3k for labor, which I felt was high. I think I'm going to charge them about 2200, so just over $7/sq/ ft.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:36 PM
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he quoted 3k for labor, which I felt was high. I think I'm going to charge them about 2200, so just over $7/sq/ ft.
I don't understand?

you are marking down your subcontractor?
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:48 PM
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I don't understand?

you are marking down your subcontractor?
Confused???

Don't worry, he's going to make it up in quantity..............



OP, what is the mason supplying: the mortar, lath (you don't really need it most likely), ??? Or just labor?
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:22 PM
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I'm lost too, well I have a few theories, but they are only theories. My question is what type of veneer are we talking about. Some go up much faster than others.
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:25 PM
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I would say you and your buddy are both way off. Obviously it depends on many factors including style, however those prices are well bellow half of what they should be....
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:19 PM
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300 sq. ft. can be a lot of different things.
Are there door and window openings?
Are there corners?
Is it one big rectangle with nothing to go around?
Why is there plaster on the foundation wall?
$3,000 for labor but you're charging $2,200?
You said the guy is "real good", but you want to knock his price?
Why do people insist on having a sq. ft. price?
So many questions.
I don't get it either.
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