How do I price a patio?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by hudsonhawk, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. hudsonhawk

    hudsonhawk LawnSite Member
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    I've got two estimates on patio's which I've never done before. One is flagstone and the other is pavers. I know they need to be priced per square foot but I have no idea even a ballpark number. Anybody?? Thank you.
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Do a search
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. clipfert

    clipfert LawnSite Member
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    Materials plus markup
    Plus
    Labor plus markup
    Plus
    Subcontractors (if needed)plus markup
    Plus
    Profit=Your price

    DO NOT PRICE BY THE SQUARE FOOT
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  5. berends

    berends LawnSite Member
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    What he^ said. Then take price and divide by square footage of all areas worked and add on a $1 per square foot because its a pain in the arse. :hammerhead:
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    And then subtract $1.72 / sf because they have friends that want patios.
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  7. woodwardschris

    woodwardschris LawnSite Member
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    Cost to remove 8-10+ inches of soil.
    Cost to compact sub base.
    Cost to purchase/install separation fabric.
    Cost to purchase/install and compact 6+ inches of compacted stone.
    Cost to purchase/install pavers/flagstone.
    (note, much more labor involved in flagstone installation than in paver installation.
    Cost to purchase/install joint sand.
    Cost to purchase/install edge restraint.
    Cost of material deliveries.
    Cost to cleanup and repair any damage.
    Cost of overhead (equipment, insurance, profit).
    Cost of your time for initial appointments/design.

    Missing anything?
     
  8. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I like when people say "then add in what you want to make on the job"

    I did that last week.... I added all my overhead, I.e. Labor, materials, etc... Then added what I wanted to make. 1.65 million dollars. It didn't work.
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  9. McFarland_Lawn_Care

    McFarland_Lawn_Care LawnSite Bronze Member
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    DVS do you typically use the separation fabric?
     
  10. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    He's totally against it.... He says the stone is enough, it's expensive insurance, and as long as you use poly sand your good to go
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