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Old 06-21-2012, 10:37 PM
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So Sq Ft costs have been beat to death but Ive never really paid attention to them until taking a look just now and Im shocked. How are people affording 15-25 a sq ft? And where is my pricing going wrong?

2000 sq ft

Pavers- reuse old pavers

crusher run and sand 100 tons-2000 with deliv

geo textile-600

poly sand-600

edging/spikes-?

5 days labor with 2 guys-$7500

that leaves $23000 for paver and edging?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:46 PM
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what are you paying your guys/hr? or is that with your profit/overhead?
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:49 PM
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Thats both profit/ overhead 1500 a day for 2 guys
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:57 PM
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I like the sound of that.

so whats your total price on the job? are you saying 15/sf is low on a job that size?
what part of ny are you in? problem down here on the island is the lawn mowing guys are putting down pavers for 8/sf when the brick costs 3/sf!!! its insane.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:04 PM
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Im still way WAY lower than the numbers I see on here. Im at 11 k without pavers when average here is 40000 with pavers. So if my figure included the pavers Id be less than half what most guys are getting.

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:21 PM
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I guess thats where time+material pricing trumps square footage pricing. more competitive bids. however, some jobs done on square footage can make tons of cash. aka if the guy who said 40k got the job. i've never seen pavers put down at 25/sf, or even 20 though. if you get 15 around here youre doing great.

your price works out to 5.5 for labor and materials, without brick. i think thats a little low. I do paver relays (pull old pavers, clean, add sand and re lay) for 3 to 4 a SF. once a customer bought all materials and just wanted me to install, I did that for 5/sf.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:39 AM
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all of the pipes are merely pvc.

so you break a pipe. No biggie. Shut the pump(s) off (some pools have 2 pumps, one is for the cleaner). And go to your industrial plumbing supply house (not Home Depot or Lowes) and buy a repair coupler and some piple and put it back together. Piece of cake.


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And for the goodness sakes, make sure you use pressure fittings and not that DWV crap! (you shake your head but thats the only type of fittings that my local hardware store carries!)
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:40 AM
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You are going to pull 2000sf of pavers, excavate, install stone, compact, lay 2000sf, cut edges, compact and sweep sand.

All in 5 days with 2 guys???!!!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:20 AM
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You are going to pull 2000sf of pavers, excavate, install stone, compact, lay 2000sf, cut edges, compact and sweep sand.

All in 5 days with 2 guys???!!!
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Sounds like that hgtv show for house flippers. all in 5 days with a budget of just $xxx...
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:34 AM
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Time also sounds low to me an average 2 man crew can install 100-170 sqf. Of pavers a day including excavation and base materil 6" depending on soil condition, access and many other things.
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