Cheap people pay double.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Sunscaper, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    Here's a few pictures from an estimate I was underbid on two months ago. East Asian Indian decided that my price was too high. Today I was called to give an estimate to fix the job two weeks in the making. The guy finds out now it's going to cost $2k more than it would have from the start and he has the lowest quality paver ever made. Enjoy looking at what $3.00 per square foot will buy you.

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  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Wtf ;) ...........
     
  3. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    did they break that culvert?

    was is 3 dollars a square installed?
     
  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,636

    Its quite obvious the guy is one step above most of us. He was smart enough to put a speed bump in the driveway. I would never of thought of that idea.....maybe next driveway I price I will .........
     
  5. asjgabries

    asjgabries LawnSite Member
    Posts: 70

    Do you need to have a base of stone under that sand?
     
  6. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,066

    Man I see a bunch of things wrong. First, he should have started at the road and work towards the house. The pavers will stay put and not shift like working downhill. Next, any fancy inlay should be done after the field is put down. Why waste all that time trying to figure cuts when you can just trace an outline, then cut. Duhh. I don't even want to know where his screed rails are. That looks like beach sand. A little too dry for my liking. ughh.
     
  7. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,636

    Yes a well compacted base and a geo-tex
     
  8. senatorcongressman

    senatorcongressman LawnSite Member
    from WDC
    Posts: 40

    edging only adds to the cost
     
  9. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    You guys forget that in Florida, they don't have to adhere to ICPI... :rolleyes:

    So, Sunscaper, what you are ultimately charging to fix the mess? $5/foot?
     
  10. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 306

    I will not fix the mess. I am going to make more $ off of the stupidity here than I could have ever made off one installation. I will not lower myself to deal with this guy. He wants crap, crap he will have but not with our brand anywhere associated with it.
     

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