Flagstone Patio

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mtp2s, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. mtp2s

    mtp2s LawnSite Member
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    Hi,
    I have a customer/client that is interested in getting a flagstone patio. I have already priced everything out such as materials. My question is how much do I charge for an estimate for a 10X14 area? Also if you feel necessary to give me any advice or suggestions feel free. This isn't something I usually do, but I don't feel like I couldn't handle the job. Thank you for your time.
    Mike
     
  2. TwoTinySprouts

    TwoTinySprouts LawnSite Member
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    4 inches gravel, 2 inches sand, flagstones on top, brush the sand in. try not to use concrete because it's so hard to fix if the ground buckles... make sure you excavate deep enough (so, if flagstones are 2 inches high, then I would do like 7 inches deep!) and allow 1/4 slope per 2 feet for drainage.
    estimates are usually free where I live.... I guess we have it good :)
     
  3. mtp2s

    mtp2s LawnSite Member
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    Hi,
    Sounds great thank you. Also yeah I give free estimates as well I meant like what should I charge for labor by sqft? Or however you would price it?
    Mike
     
  4. TwoTinySprouts

    TwoTinySprouts LawnSite Member
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    uummm... take a look at the soil. im doing my own right now, a huge one, and it's hard work.... but SO much worse if there are rocks all over! I would willingly pay someone at least 6 grand to finish it for me :) so far I've had to use a damn grinder to cut off a boulder that was protruding from the ground! PIA!
     
  5. mtp2s

    mtp2s LawnSite Member
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    Definitely, its pretty flat. Just a straight up patio. The flagstone we are using is a Tennessee tan 2'.
     
  6. ztuttle7

    ztuttle7 LawnSite Member
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    You guys might want to consider putting rock clauses in your estimates
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mike, I usually try to get $50 to give an estimate.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. Agape

    Agape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    lol too funny DVS:laugh:
     
  9. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer LawnSite Member
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    How much does Tennessee 2" cost per ton?
     

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