brick walkway pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jsaunders, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Customer wants a brick walkway put it. Dimensions 55 ft x 3 ft with curve at the end going to front steps. What do you charge? I was thinking $5 per foot plus materials - Total $825 + materials. I was thinking I might have to rent a brick cutter. Any thing I'm missing or you can suggest?
    Thankyou Joel
     
  2. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sounds alittle lite to me. Walkways are alot of work, and I like doing them, but only if I can make top dollar doing it.

    I start at about 12 bucks a foot with everything included. I would bid that walk for 2 grand, then try to up sell them 4 or 5 hundred bucks on an upgraded paver.

    Just my opinion. I'm sure you will get alot of hits on this subject.

    Tom
     
  3. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    By the way, what part of NH are you from? Or have I already asked you this?
     
  4. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    mow& snow -I'm in southern NH right on the mass border. I'm 45 mins west from Nashua and 30 mins south from Keene. Where in Maine are you? Always go to Maine to Vacation.
    I just met with the customer today and I have to give him a booklet on the different types/colors of the pavers-bricks.What is the standard brick that you use for the $12 per ft figure and what do you mean by the upgraded paver?
     
  5. Mow&Snow

    Mow&Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    I live in So. Berwick which is 20 min from Portsmouth and 10 min from dover. I work more in NH than Maine.

    As far as bricks go, a basic brick is a plain jane .48 cents apiece clay brick. I like to use Bolduc pavers as an upgrade, but there are lots of manufacturers that have some nice looking ones.


    These are nice...

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  6. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just a few clarifications needed. Is there already a concrete walkway that you are going to mortar brick on to or is this going to be dry set pavers on a compacted base? Are you using clay bricks or concrete interlocking pavers? One of the things about walkways---there is a lot of edging to put in and usually more cutting so the unit price needs to be higher than for a patio.
     
  7. heygrassman

    heygrassman LawnSite Senior Member
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    What were you thinking in the terms of sub-base? 55*3= 165 sq ft. $895/165 = 5.42 per sq ft. That sounds a little lite to me.
    Cheapest I have seen around here is $9.95 per square @165 = $1650 total cost.

    Most importantly, if you can make money at that rate, go for it..

    Good Luck..

    jf
     
  8. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    heygrassman said it best - if you can make money on it, go for it.

    Just keep in mind what you might be leaving on the table.
     
  9. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Price aside, a 3 foot wide walk is a waste. It really needs to be at least 4 to 5 feet wide to have two people walk side by side, and/or to pass comfortably, even residential. Just something to think about.

    Definately looking over $2000 for something nice.
     
  10. PAPS

    PAPS LawnSite Senior Member
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    My estimate based on what you described:

    55x3 = 165 sq. ft + 15% waste = 25 sq. more = TOTAL : 190 sq.

    *Price for tumbled block (Techo-bloc) = $2280.00
    *Price for non-tumbled (CST, Unilock) = $1995.00


    - I would suggest though bumping that walk out to a min. of 4.0', thats basically standard.
     

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