Paver Patio Bid

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Finestlandscape, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Finestlandscape

    Finestlandscape LawnSite Member
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    i have a customer who has asked me for a price to install a patio. they have a cement slab already which they put marble tile over a while ago. i would be ripping that up patching the slab if needed. then installing the pavers over top.i no to glue the perimeter boarder and use polymeric sand to secure them my question is what is the going rate for a job like this. its 350sq ft rectangle patio not really hard cuts or anything. i will be using ep Henry pavers i get them for around 2.99 a sq ft . they want a rough estimate I'm right around $3500 total material and labor. me and 2 guys about 2 days. any help would be appreciated thanks
     
  2. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    As long as you make $$ sounds good to me
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    No to "gluing" the pavers around the outer perimeter(s).

    Use edge restraint with spikes drilled into the concrete slab.

    And it's not a "cement" patio. Cement is an ingredient that concrete is comprised of. It's a "concrete" patio :)
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Why rip up the tile if you're going over the slab anyway?
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  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have glued the soldier course of pavers and used 3 1/8 inch material. Wrap the border in geo fabric to hold bedding sand and lay field with 2 3/8 inch pavers inside. This is per ICPI standards. I have had no problems.
     
  6. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If we are doing an overlay we always glue the perimeter ( assuming the new paver patio is not larger than the existing slab. Masonry adhesive Is meant for concrete to concrete adhesion is peeped correctly) and we use a textile between the pavers and slab so there is no 'clicking' when walking on the pavers
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  7. Finestlandscape

    Finestlandscape LawnSite Member
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    Thans for all comments yea I definatly will be gluing the perimeter DVS way seems like to much work and they wouldn't pay for all that. I will upload some pics as soon as I get started as well as finnished pics. As far as price does that sound about right?
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    What if it's a raised concrete slab? Would the edging be exposed
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  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    To each his own.

    But you're missing the point. Completely.

    Retainimg wall adhesive is not intended for high traffic use. It has it's limits. Gluing something as the edge perimeter is taking a risk of the lawn mower knocking it lose. It's taking the risk if someone working in the flower bed along the patio and knocking the pavers loose with the rotortiller. Water can get under there and freeze and pop.

    In business the objective is to do the job once. Not twice.

    If any aspects of HARDscaping are "too much work" then you are destined to not achieve success in this industry.
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  10. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's silly. Sure you want to do it right.
    But really why not core drill down to bed rock, then fill with epoxy? Much stronger than your method, and when the neighbor drives his Sherman tank over it, you won't get a call back. And in all reality since the pavers are sitting on concrete and not locked in by the sand from tamping I bet the pavers have a better chance of being flipped out (although very unlikely) from the edge restraint when walked on before the adhesive will fail.
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