Bid on hardscaping of front

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by alpine692003, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay guys, Im about to put a bid on a landscape install in the front of the house..

    150 sq feet of pavers
    800 sq feet of sod
    50ft of roman stack stones
    2 yards of topsoil/sand
    edging restraint
    starter fert

    Materials - $1300
    Disposal - $200 (disposal of everything)
    Equipment rental - $300 (Bobcat mt52, jackhammer, vibrating plate)

    I was going to get the bobcat mt52 and use that to remove all the existing turf, flowerbeds and make the front completely bare and only leaving soil. I will then bring in about 2 yards of soil..

    Install the pavers with the restraint, then lay down the sod. Then put the stepping stones ontop of the sod cause they want stepping stones..

    I was thinking 3 days with 3 guys $2400 for labor, this will be my 2nd install if I get it, I was thinking the bid was going to be around $3500 - $4300 not inc. 7% TAX yet.. What you guys think?
     
  2. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Its tough without seeing the job, but would guess $4200-$4500 so you are pretty close. Again this is just a guess without seeing the job site, this is with a $2.00 brick
     
  3. yardscaper

    yardscaper LawnSite Member
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    That is a decent price, but I do not know your operating costs. Also, as already stated, without seeing it, I would be around $4,500. Also, if this is only your second install, be ready for the unexpected and for extra time on the job.
     
  4. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks, I thought I was in the right range..

    thanks guys..
     
  5. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Welp, my price of $3900 was on the high list.. he said he was willing to pay cash and said how much discount? I said about $3600

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    I guess I'll keep you guys updated..
     
  6. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'll post pictures..

    of the before pictures, what i'm going to do and what you guys can suggest to me what I can do..

    I'm thinking 3 days with 3 guys, but its going to take me about 5 days cause of my 2nd install and I'm rookie and want to take my time to do a good job.
     
  7. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here's the pics of the house we're going to landscape.

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  8. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Here's the remaining..

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  9. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So here's my project..

    1) Sod Installation - about 700 - 800 sq feet
    2) Pavers - 150 sq feet
    3) Small retaining wall about 1.5" high about 3 blocks high with caps.

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  10. alpine692003

    alpine692003 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My 1st Step in this install job..

    1) Rent a jack hammer and remove concrete pathways.. I will install the old country stone pavers with the restraints, gravel, sand, blah blah..
    - After this job is completed,

    2) I will begin removing existing turf with a sod cutter, put down new sod..

    3) I will almost eliminte all the flowerbeds, remove all their shrubs and put new shrubs down..
     

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