RWF, Inc.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by tthomass, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
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    Good to know. I had seen a few samples looks close to blue stone but never got a chance t see a side x side. Maybe i will look at a cost comparison between the 2 for the customers who can not afford the real stone.
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
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    Blue stone and flagstone.......usually $4-$5sf here. The cost savings between materials is minimal and the biggest difference is labor. A simple 1,000sf paver job can be completed in say 3-4 days.......the actual patio, forget the cleanup and grading etc. Wet lay that with stone and you're looking at 12ish. A safe rule of thumb for wet work is 100sf per day. We can lay 150sf with two people and about 200+ with three people but that's just flat out laying stone, not cuts/curves/patterns etc. You can dry lay but it's not interlocking pavers and you'll likely see movement.
     
  3. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,891

    we very rarely lay dry bluestone. it never seats properly unless you by really nice stone. love watching your projects hopefully i can post some work as nice as yours one day...... or at least take my camera to work more.
     
  4. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Bluestone is mid-teen's $$ per sf around here. YIKES!
     
  5. 2low4NH

    2low4NH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NH
    Posts: 1,891

    wow we pay $5 sqft for stock material anything under 2x3 any bigger then that it goes to $15 sqft.
     
  6. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
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    it runs just under $7 in NY
     
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    om saturday nights you need to be drinking Coronas.

    not talkin sf this and sf that, for cryin out loud.................


    And congrats to me! I'm now a f&^%$# bad a$# SILVER member!!! I knew I was celebrating something impoprtant.

    Whoo who!
     
  8. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just looked through your thread and seen the pics of your work.

    I have a couple of questions about the veneer process you use.

    Is there a post in here explaining it and what post number is it. I'm sure you've explained it already.

    I've had more than a few clients ask if I do concrete work, and I hate it with a passion, but in this economy I might have to diversify.
     
  9. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    Thanks. What's the question?


     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,776

    Basically are you laying concrete pads and doing the veneer over it.

    If that's the case, are you using mortar for the veneer and what type?
     

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