ENOUGH of the "how much do I charge by the SF" posts!

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Paver Gangster, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Paver Gangster

    Paver Gangster LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    . . . or the "how much a percentage of labour do I add to materials" posts.

    I rarely start threads here, but I cant bloody TAKE IT anymore!!!!!!:mad: :cool:

    Let me set you young lads straight when it comes to estimating hardscapes:

    1. BUY THIS BOOK.
    2. READ IT.
    3. READ IT AGAIN, and write notes in the margins.
    4. ATTEND A SEMINAR BY THE AUTHOR OR ONE OF HIS ASSOCIATES:

    http://www.icpi.org/node/1276

    Thank you.
     
  2. steve5966

    steve5966 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    Will the book tell me how much to charge per square foot? :confused:
     
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,210

    I'm curious, I have a 10 x 20 patio...how much should I charge per square foot????
     
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 567

    Ha Gangster,
    While i have your attention, can i charge the same for a 100' long wall 2' high and a 50' wall 4' high.

    Thanks for your help

    Oh and how much should i charge if i buy the block for $2.50 per foot from home depot! :rolleyes:
     
  5. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Posts: 1,209

    How much should I charge a square foot my if cutomer already bought the pavers from Lowes?

    Really I would rather go against these guys all day then educate them about Chuck and his associates. so keep it to yourself :D
     
  6. would it be better to charge by the square yard instead.
     
  7. Meezer

    Meezer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    Oh yes, absolutely!:cool2:
     
  8. TennisBum

    TennisBum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 185

    I was going to say something, But you gents took care of it nicely.
     
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    This is a classic "when a post goes bad" kinda post. :)
     
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,406

    This is something I have mentioned numerously on here.

    And you folks can help.

    What this forum NEEDS is those STICKY threads.

    I participate in a forum of something that's a hobby for me. And over and over the same questions come up - "what size suspension lift", "what engine", etc". So the forum admin created stick threads that remain at the top of the forum, this way guys are not starting the same topic every week.

    Contact Lawnsite's admin and beg them to do STICKY topics.

    It's a very busy time of year for me, but if we can get some sticky topics, I would be willing to layout my super duper looper experiences and thoughts in the topics.

    Letz bombbard the admin with private messages requesting sticky topics.



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