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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by yourmove, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. yourmove

    yourmove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I have a job coming up that is pretty much a remove and replace paver job.

    There are three parts . . .Two walks and a patio.

    Walk #1 is roughly 162 sq/ft and located in the front which is accessible to truck and materials.

    Walk #2 and patio are located are roughly 342 sq/ft and located in the back yard which will be processed via wheel barrow and labor.

    My plan is to hand dig both areas, wheel barrow materials to my truck, load truck and then return new materials to excavation by hand.

    Getting a Dingo in the back can be done but may be more aggravation than is worth.

    What I am looking for with this thread is a bit of constructive criticism (perhaps) and what may be a reasonable bid for this job.

    Thanks for any help.
  2. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    10,000. Give or take a few zeros....
  3. yourmove

    yourmove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Why even coment . . .you bored?
  4. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    A mini track loader is never a waste. What would take you all day with a few guys can be done in a few hours with a machine and 1 guy.

    Lots of guys are hurting for work so prices are getting slashed all over. In fact to get the job you should probably just cut the homeowner a check for about $1500 and throw the new stone on top of what ever base is there after you level it and water it in for compaction. Perhaps someone else can offer better advice.
  5. yourmove

    yourmove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    Okay, thanks.

    I am getting an estimate together for this job . . . I have a good idea how I am going to do it . . . However, my bidding and maximizing profit in consideration of competition is what I am trying to acheive through this thread.

    I have 342 sq/ft in the back which needs to be humped back-and-forth roughly 30ft each way. I have 162 in the front.

    I have to cut and fill 504 sq/ft of material.

    I just don't want to burn the customer or work for less than what is competatively reasonable.

  6. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    Are you reusing the old pavers, or replacing with new?
  7. philboudreault

    philboudreault LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    compact existing base and new screening and relevel. put down pavers. its just as much work pulling up old stones and getting rid of them as it is putting down pavers that weren't there already ... full price give or take...that is if ur putting down new stones if your not then go with 60 - 70 percent of what u would normally charge...repairs are good money just lots of headaches...
  8. yourmove

    yourmove LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    I am using new pavers.

    I am not sure if the existing base is something that I would rebuild on top of . . . The current patio has had some considerable sinking . . . I wish to fininsh with a top notch product.

  9. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    If possible, go to job site and pull up a dozen or so pavers. Dig down and see what material was used for base and how deep. Don't give an estimate until you know what your dealing with. If it's junk (most likely) it should all come out. If this were to be the case, bid the job as if you were starting from scratch. Then add on for the time to take up old pavers. Charge a dump fee for pavers, as well as the old base material.
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    Gotta love these topics where the topic creator is looking for us experts to hold their hand and tell them what to charge.........


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