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Old 03-27-2014, 10:24 PM
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How do I price a patio?

I've got two estimates on patio's which I've never done before. One is flagstone and the other is pavers. I know they need to be priced per square foot but I have no idea even a ballpark number. Anybody?? Thank you.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:36 PM
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Old 03-28-2014, 12:32 AM
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[QUOTE=wolfe04;499709.......I know they need to be priced per square foot but I have no idea.............[/QUOTE]

Dang that's news to me....
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:10 AM
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Materials plus markup
Plus
Labor plus markup
Plus
Subcontractors (if needed)plus markup
Plus
Profit=Your price

DO NOT PRICE BY THE SQUARE FOOT
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:46 AM
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Materials plus markup
Plus
Labor plus markup
Plus
Subcontractors (if needed)plus markup
Plus
Profit=Your price

DO NOT PRICE BY THE SQUARE FOOT
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What he^ said. Then take price and divide by square footage of all areas worked and add on a $1 per square foot because its a pain in the arse.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:57 AM
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And then subtract $1.72 / sf because they have friends that want patios.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:29 PM
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Cost to remove 8-10+ inches of soil.
Cost to compact sub base.
Cost to purchase/install separation fabric.
Cost to purchase/install and compact 6+ inches of compacted stone.
Cost to purchase/install pavers/flagstone.
(note, much more labor involved in flagstone installation than in paver installation.
Cost to purchase/install joint sand.
Cost to purchase/install edge restraint.
Cost of material deliveries.
Cost to cleanup and repair any damage.
Cost of overhead (equipment, insurance, profit).
Cost of your time for initial appointments/design.

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Old 03-29-2014, 08:29 PM
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I like when people say "then add in what you want to make on the job"

I did that last week.... I added all my overhead, I.e. Labor, materials, etc... Then added what I wanted to make. 1.65 million dollars. It didn't work.
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DVS do you typically use the separation fabric?
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:09 AM
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DVS do you typically use the separation fabric?
He's totally against it.... He says the stone is enough, it's expensive insurance, and as long as you use poly sand your good to go
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