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I need Raised Patio Pricing

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DoneRight, Apr 19, 2006.

  1. DoneRight

    DoneRight LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 7

    Hi Folks,
    I am hoping to get some feedback and info from paver pros.
    What would you charge for a raised paver patio?
    Can you tell me your location as well. Im in NJ.

    - 40ft x 25ft (1000sf)
    - 3ft high/85ft long wall
    - Top Four Steps (5x6/6x8/7x10/8/12)
    - Bottom Five Steps (14ft/14ft/14ft/16ft/18ft)
    - Two 4ft high pillars
    - 35 recessed flush mounted stair lights (Copper finish)
    - Drainage inside patio with clean stone and mesh
    - Coventry caps on all steps and edge of raised patio

    - EP Henry Coventry Wall 3 inch (7 Palets)
    - EP Henry Coventry I 6x9 (4 Palets)
    - EP Henry Coventry I 6x6 (3 Palets)
    - EP Henry Coventry Corners 2x4ft (128 pieces)
    - EP Henry Coventry Caps (136 pieces)

    - 100 ton 3/4 blend
    - 15 ton dust/sand
    - 20 ton 3/4 clean (For Drainage)

  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,028

    Calvin - consider flowable fill instead of modified . Labor saver and 99% compaction.
  3. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 894

    I'm from south jersey southern ocean county and our prices would be too low for most of NJ. Where in NJ are you?
  4. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    What is your overhead? How many people do you have on a crew? How much experience does your crew have? My total might not be the same as yours but these are factors you need to know when configuring pricing.

  5. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819


    Where in NJ are you located? I would be happy to give you an estimate for the job and you can sub it out. Raised patios are difficult if you have not done them before. What you are describing is something my company installs all the. You labor rate will probally be triple what mine is based on shear time. this job sound slike it should be around 20 grand tho.
  6. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    20K? I was easily thinking 30-40K? When you say 3' wall, you need a rail or a sitting wall per code, correct? Add that and you are easily at 40K.


  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    Do you guys in jersey actually get 40k jobs? Im lucky where i live to get a 12k jobs a season.

  8. Drafto

    Drafto LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    Maybe you are not pricing correctly? On a job like that you probably have 15-18K in material.
  9. DoneRight

    DoneRight LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 7

    Hi Everyone,
    Thank you for all your feedback and response. I am not a landscaper/hardscaper. I am a home owner who recently took on the task of building my own raised patio. I thought my overall cost would be no more then 12k for a 2ft high raised patio with simple steps. However, it kinda grew bit by bit. Its stilll basically the same size, but the savings sure did shrink.
    I thought I might of been able to save 50% by doing it myself, but so far, Im way over budget. However, I think its still cheaper then the quotes I had gotten. Ive gotten quotes for 2ft hight, 600-650sf plus basicl steps for $20,500 or 750sf, 2ft high and basic steps from another contractor for 18,500 to $23,000.

    So far, Im at $24,000 already. The only difference is that I now own a Wacker 1540 Tamper, a Wacker 14inch chop saw/demo saw AND a Target Table Wet saw. Total spent on equipment was around $4,000.

    The 3 workers I had hired were regular day workers. I told them what to do and how to do it. I did a lot of reading before I jumped into this project.
    I spent about 5k on workers for close to 2 weeks so far. I spent about 12,000 on materials. 1,000 on supplies.

    Yes, I did end up spending more then what I was quoted for, BUT, the raised patio Ive built ended up bigger, higher and nicer. I used all coventry caps on edges and steps. Im just wondering if I saved any money from doing this project on my own or did I end up spending more then It would of cost to pay someone esle to do it for me. It was fun though.

    I had an existing pool paver deck done last year and to be honest, the deck I built seems more professional. I ran all the drainage, mesh, clean stones...etc while my pool paver didnt.

    Anyay, I will post some pictures soon. Unfortunatley, its been raining so I cant get much work done. I just finished caping the border of the patio. I will cap the top steps when it stops raining and then pave the patio top. Then Ill be done.

    Thanks again folks,
  10. KCLandscape

    KCLandscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 526

    Post some pics when you get them....

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