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Old 10-02-2013, 06:14 PM
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How to configure french drain labor cost

Hi, I am new to the site so please bare with me. I am currently bidding out a french drain project. My first french drain install. I have enough knowledge to install a true french drain. The drain will be 80ft long and I have all my material and equipment figured to complete the job but having trouble deriving a labor cost. Is there a certain lineal foot rate I should abide by? Does this rate included material cost? Any feed back is very much appreciated. Thanks
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:50 PM
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Material cost + markup + regular hourly rate divided by 80 = price per foot.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:53 PM
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Material cost + markup + regular hourly rate divided by 80 = price per foot.
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Any suggestions on mark up percent?
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:06 AM
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Most range from a 50-150% increase markup with 100% being average

So if you buy something for 1$ . Sell it for $2 .. Buyers market Middle man mark up.. Keep it legit

Drainage markup with fall short of any kind of amazing profit as labor is so high with these kind of jobs
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:57 AM
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Labor and gravel is what's so expensive. You've got to be in the hole 3 different times.. Once to dig to grade. Once to grade the bottom of the rock. Then when the pipe is laid in, you gotta get back in one last time to make sure it stays centered and gets a good even cover of rock.

I try and sell ez flow as much as I can...
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