Does this bid for Patio sound right?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by RedWingsDet, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    I just quoted another job. 20x3... I quoted him at 1050, and he said "lets do it". Im also installing sod for him.. wooo hooo. I start tommorow. The sod was another 800. :cool2: It should only take like 12hours to do it all.
     
  2. Residential Recreation

    Residential Recreation LawnSite Member
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    im figurin 17$ per sqft i told you those people had nothing better to do with their money
     
  3. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    LOL.

    but hey, help me with this math, please... im figureing 65sq foot just to be safe. the block im using is 4x8...

    so to figure out how many blocks I need, is it, 70*144/32. so 315 bricks, correct?

    then for the 21aa. is it 20'x3'x 3/12 /27. because that doesnt seem right. thanks again. cause thats only like .55, but maybe im right

    then for slag sand, 20x2x2/12 /27 and its .4.

    thanks again
     
  4. Residential Recreation

    Residential Recreation LawnSite Member
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    4.5 or 5 pavers per sq ft. ad 10 percent extra allways.
    sand gravel topsoil sq ft divided by 100 = tons needed for 2" base add 20% for compaction just to let you know if i move back to the detroit area i will be your biggest competition if you get 17 per sqft on most of your jobs im movin next week
     
  5. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
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    ya i only need 60sq foot, but i added 10sq foot just to be safe.

    thanks for informing me about the compaction! I didnt know...

    and theres already PLENTY of competition...

    the 3500 flyers that I had passed out have really helped :) Im gettin 10,000 more made up!!!
     
  6. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Volume = (L x W x H) / 27
    = (20' x 4' x 0.333') / 27
    = .99 Cubic Yards (plus allow for compaction)

    I dig it 4 feet wide .. 4in min. base ....give you 6 inches approx. either side for edge restraint.
     
  7. Residential Recreation

    Residential Recreation LawnSite Member
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    how much did your flyers cost and dont forget to add the extra sq ft for the edging
     
  8. Residential Recreation

    Residential Recreation LawnSite Member
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    give me your email address i have a paver pack you might be interested in
     
  9. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    thank you very much kootoomootoo's Avatar
    kootoomootoo.... I was planning on doing 3" 21aa and 2" slag sand, maybe ill do 4" 21aa and 2" slagsand... I already have the edging from previous jobs.

    RR. it was 145$ to get 5000 flyers made up. it was 8x11, black and white on green paper. ill pm you my email.


    edit: well it wont let me pm you, so my email is premier landscaping @ comcast net, but delete the spaces.
     
  10. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    sorry guys... one more question...

    I want to do the border with grey 4x8 paver, and then the rest with red 4x8 paver... so do i do, 46*12/8 and thats how many grey pavers I need for the border? and then the remaining pavers is red? Thanks so much, i bet I look like a stupid a$$, but we all learn sometime.
     

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