bad pavers jobs!!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by General Grounds, Oct 29, 2002.

  1. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: over the past 2-3 weeks ive been going on estimates to repair bad paver jobs, what makes it real bad is that most if not all have been done w/i the past 3-5 years. every one has said that "they were the cheapest", i think i;ve seen it all. one job was a $30,000 raised patio, the bad part they filled the entire patio with sand, in some places it sank up to 8 inches. i ask them if they tried calling the company and all say the # not in service any longer, go figure. i quess " you get what you pay for" . tony
     
  2. I love it when that happens.

    Goes to show they didn't make the right choice.
     
  3. And what % of them do you think will go low bid on repairs?:rolleyes:
     
  4. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    I wonder if this is where the term "cobble-job" came from - from cobblestone walks...:D
     
  5. Gravely_Man

    Gravely_Man LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,076

    Bob, I think you nailed it on the head. It would be interesting to know what percentage of the people again go with the lowest bid. Some people are just clueless.


    Gravely_Man
     
  6. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    A few years ago I bid a rebuild project...three tiered walls, 2 raised patios. The customer was in the process of suing the original installer.

    He told me the original project price was $18,000. Told me that of those he contacted to do the rebuild, whoever was the lowest bidder would get it.

    My bid was just over $30K. I included a note that said something like "You see what you got when you went with the lowest bidder the first time. Let's learn our lesson on the rebuild."
     

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