1. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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    To start out im kinda new to this and im going to be doing a begum block edging job similar to the pic below. i will also be removing bricks. Laing more soil and mulch i will get a pic of the property tomorrow. i will attach a link to the property and its only in the front in the beds and around the side by the drive way. thanks in advance.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl&q=144 white house on left side of street

    job want done Ive done it on my house

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    how much would you charge?
     
  2. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    When ever I do edging I try to get no less than 7 dollars a foot for the edging and sometimes up to 10.

    I've never really been able to come to a good number because all my edging jobs have been part of the whole project.

    Also, are you laying them in mortar with a fiber reinforcement. I wouldn't just dry lay them, they will move and shift in 6 months.

    Here is a pic of one of my edging jobs. This one had rock put in at the end, so I used fabric. If I was using mulch, I'd skip the fabric.

    I also run a string line for strait runs, and also a string line to keep me from making "waves" with the edging. I'm just anal that way.

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    edging1.jpg
     
  4. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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    thanks i probably wont use the fabric tho
     
  5. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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    any one no how 2 charge or what 2 charge?
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Read my post again. Around here it goes anywhere from 7 - 10 dollars a foot depending on material.
     
  7. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The above question tells me that you don't know the business. Do you know how much you have to charge to make a profit? You need to learn to estimate- ask yourself how long will this job take, what are my costs for this job, it this job a pita? Come up with a price that you feel is fair. One contractor could charge $300 and make a profit, another contractor might have to charge $600 to make a profit. KNOW YOUR COSTS AND PRICE ACCORDINGLY.
     
  8. 2brothersyardcare

    2brothersyardcare LawnSite Silver Member
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    is 650 including marterial to high?
     
  9. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
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    no......................................................................
     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    How many feet ?

    I try not to do any edging job for less than 1000.
     

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