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Old 08-08-2014, 09:52 AM
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Flagstone Patio

Hi Everyone,

I am bidding on a flagstone patio install. I have only done small flagstone walkways so I'm a little unsure on the pricing/time to take to install a patio. Here's what is involved. I appreciate any advice at all.

The customer is installing the base layer of crushed gravel himself. He's an engineer on high rise buildings so I'm comfortable with him doing this correctly. He also has purchased the flagstone.

This is what I need help estimating time/price on.
800 sq. Ft patio
All we are doing is install sand, flagstone, and grouting the joints.
How long would this take to do?

Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:00 AM
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An experienced guy a few days. Inexperienced a few weeks. There is no way of us estimating the time needed.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:08 AM
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Are you for real? Every single time some one has said "I'm an engineer", and I mean every single time - they have ended up not having a clue what they're talking about.

I won't tell you dollars to price, only you can do that.

Do a search under my user name and you'll find extensive information on job costing, contract writing, and I even write about how to program a VCR.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:09 AM
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:21 AM
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I have guys that install flagstone for $3 per sqft labor only
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Mortar set also
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:00 PM
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You say your grouting the joints? As in mortar?
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:09 PM
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You say your grouting the joints? As in mortar?
What do you think grout is?
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:13 PM
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What do you think grout is?
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That's what I know it to be. If you dry lay the flagstone and then mortar the joints it falls apart in a couple years. I'm about to pull up a flagstone walkway that was done like that and redo it. If its dry laid it should have polymeric sand or an aggregate joint.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:17 PM
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That's what I know it to be. If you dry lay the flagstone and then mortar the joints it falls apart in a couple years. I'm about to pull up a flagstone walkway that was done like that and redo it. If its dry laid it should have polymeric sand or an aggregate joint.
Better to not even use flagstone. It just delaminates over time and it looks like crap afterwards. Better off using concrete pavers.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:06 PM
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This should go well. Post pics
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