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Commercial walkway installation

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by godjwood, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 137

    Hi Guys-

    I have a contract mowing the lawn of a local commercial building.

    They have asked me to quote them on fixing up their walkway.

    It is currently made of crushed stone (3/8 inch?) with a partial paver border which needs to be continued the rest of the way (190 feet).

    Also, he wants a more wheelchair accessible path. I think he is speaking stone dust? Please see picture below, what he has in mind:


    1) Is this stonedust?
    2) Is the chargerate for commercial generally higher or lower than residential?
    3) Do I need to remove the existing stone, or just put on top of it?
    4) how thick should I put it down?
    5) should I compact it? (existing base/and, or new stone)
    6) what about installing the pavers- should I just rent a trencher and place them in the ground or do I need to secure them some how?
    7) General idea of what the price range should be?

    More photos, these are of the actual job:

    I know I need to put down 190 feet of pavers (960 bricks @ $.61/ea= $585)
    I also know the total area is 2000 square feet and stone dust is $27.75/yard

    Thank you for all your help!
  2. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    Your client is required to have wheelchair access to his building under the Americans with Disabilities Act. He may have gotten a notice about the current walkway. Not sure how they consider stone walkways, but I would think it is not wheelchair friendly. A paver walk might run 20-30 grand or more so perhaps his best bet for compliance is to have concrete or blacktop put in. Do not attempt a 2000ft2 walk for your first time. Good luck.
  3. godjwood

    godjwood LawnSite Member
    from RI
    Messages: 137

    No, he is not required to do it, he is choosing to do it- that really compactable ground stone is what he wants; i highly doubt he would have the budget for pavers.
  4. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    What you want is called QP or crusher run around here.
  5. DJJS

    DJJS LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    Yessir, remove the old material and fill in with QP, compact the hell out of it and trench around the edges of the walk for the border, mortar your brick border in place and you're good to go. Although, I personally wouldn't just install a QP walk, I would upsell pavers or poured concrete until the client went with one or the other

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