Paver Install Time Question

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MDLawn, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, this question is pretty vague but was just curious and it is NOT about pricing. Lets take a 300 sq ft patio project. Easy access and no real material movement problems. What is your average time frame for an installation like this using all the right tools/machines? Again this is your perfect install conditions, if you ever have them! I don't offer paver installations but would like to attempt a patio at my own home. I've done courses/seminars but not too much actual hands on. Want to see how much longer it takes me (oh and I am sure it will be much longer) than the average hardscaper to complete. Maybe for those of you who have been doing this for a long time, look back to when you started and even now. I'm sure I'll be getting asked by a certain someone "Well how long is this project going to take you!!!" :dizzy: so I want to give somewhat of an answer.


    Some specifics might be:

    8-10" Ecavation
    Geotexile
    6" deep (crusher run) base
    1" sand
    multiple shape paver (Unilock Brussells Block)

    Any help/ideas appreciated.


    Thanks!
     
  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Rectangle or curved ? Soldier course ?
     
  3. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry. Straight along the house and sides then curved on the length of the patio. The one end may have 8 ft of patio width and the other 12. So a gradual curve to connect the two, make sense?. Yes soldier course.
     
  4. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a job efficiency sheet which is derived from years of patio construction that tells me averages.

    But wehn a client asks me how long to do - I just look at my trusty computer screen and my super dooper looper job costing program tells me exactly how many days :)


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  5. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    OK........... This is not for a client but for a project at my own home. I was just looking for a time frame for installing this type of project to give me an idea of how long. That way I can see what a professional hardscapers time frame is compared to my time, which will be much longer. Just looking for an idea of this.
     
  6. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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    For my one thousandth post the answer is..................


















    54 man hours. 3 guys 2 days 9 hour days.
     
  7. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
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    wow now I am a bronze member. sweeet.
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Congrats to climbing to my caliber! :weightlifter:
     
  9. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    If conditions perfect and material delivered to site, excluding the clean up. Max. 2 days with three men. Brussels has to be the easiest brick to lay, especially the "Y" pattern.
     
  10. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Thanks for the info guys. Much appreciated. So I am looking at a full week by myself...............great.......ha!
     

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