# paver job price???

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bobcatnj, Apr 4, 2006.

1. ### bobcatnjLawnSite Senior Memberfrom flemington,NJPosts: 687

im bidding on a job of 965 sqft of walkway and patio.im using the cambridge roundtable collection. i figure 41 tons of 3/4 and 9 tons of dust(just the high price material) and the block. i get the pavers @ 2.20 sq ft. the pavers are 4 different sizes and hes getting a border. i was thinking of charging 16.00 sqft. is that 2 high???

2. ### GreenMonsterLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NHPosts: 2,702

Depends. How are you arriving at the 16.00/ft2 price? Have you calculated your costs, manhours, and determined your profit, or are you just using that number because people say \$16/ft2 is a good price for patios and walks?

3. ### bobcatnjLawnSite Senior Memberfrom flemington,NJPosts: 687

i used 12 sqft for the same size paving stones (like the cobble or holland). this block is 4 sizes so i figuring it would be harder with the pattern. plus it for a back yard and the machine can fit because of a fence so it has to be done by hand.

4. ### GreenMonsterLawnSite Silver Memberfrom NHPosts: 2,702

I don't understand. How did you come up with 12/ft2? My question to you is, are you calculating the price based on costs and manhours, or just figuring X/ft2 is the "going rate".

I would say \$16/ft2 falls somewhere in the average for walks/patios, but that is just an average. Access, curves, cutting, paver selection all contribute to how that price is achieved. A 16/ft2 average means some walkways are done for 10/ft2 while others are done for 22/ft2.

Figure out your manhours, and costs to come up with your price, then if you want, do the math and see what it is per ft2.

5. ### richallseasonsLawnSite Senior Memberfrom winsted ctPosts: 479

for what i have to make on a job like that with my numbers plugged in \$15.00 a sq ft. pays my bills.

6. ### dccarlingLawnSite Memberfrom Canterbury, CTPosts: 62

What is the 9 tons of dust for? Sure hope you're not putting any under the pavers!

7. ### ricky29LawnSite Memberfrom nyPosts: 3

people have told me in my area(dutchess,ny) people are getting around 15 to 18 a sq/ft

8. ### zedosixLawnSite Silver Memberfrom Eastern OntarioPosts: 2,638

Either you guys are taking way too long to do your work, or you are charging a fortune, (maybe both). You should take the time to figure what it costs you and base your price on this. Square footage pricing isn't the way to go. You will price your self out of business on the larger jobs if this is your practise. FWIW

9. ### ricky29LawnSite Memberfrom nyPosts: 3

what is your going rate in ontario

10. ### wski4funLawnSite Senior Memberfrom Needham, MAPosts: 323

Don't forget the sand. And is 41 tons of crusher a type-o??