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My friend and why I let you guys hardscape

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by twomancrew, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 940

    My good friend asked me to price replacing his RR tie steps with stone. I told him I don't do that but from what I read on LS he should find a hardscaper who can give standard prices on steps like that. I told him he should expect no less than 5K. He was shocked. I told him to get a small patio with the steps and make the area nice- I thought 8-10K.

    A month goes by and he called me down for an aeration on the weekend. He showed me a bid his neighbor gave him for $900. not 9K- no no $900. 7 steps there now maybe a 5 or 6 foot drop but the area is so un-level to begin with and it is all dirt with nothing underneath. 30" gate in the fence is 75 foot from where he wants the steps-or they can carry the mats through the house!

    Chris I hope you took my advice and came to LS this morning. This is the section you should be looking at:)call me
  2. Barnabas

    Barnabas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 117

    That wont even pay for material...
  3. twomancrew

    twomancrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 940

    Materials should be 450 so two times materials is what the guy offered.:rolleyes:
  4. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,635

    Its all good. The guy will make no money but he will learn a valuable lesson.
    I did more than once when I first started this business and I'm still here.

    One that sticks to my mind....

    Did a 65sqft. walkway with 2 steps, charged her 500.00 Broke one step and spent another 3 hours replacing it. Myself and one man labour for 2 days. :laugh:
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    I think weve all done a few of those zedo....
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