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Drive Way

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MJK, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Tearing out a 1,211 sq ft concrete drive way, making the drive larger and installing 1,463 sq ft of 21AA Limestone. If I want to put down 5-6 inches of limestone, how do I figure out how much to order?

    I failed High school math.

    Is the equation the same for 21 AA Crushed concrete, and gravel?
     
  2. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    One more thing, the home owner got a price for concrete, just install concrete, not removal of existing drive way, and the contractor gave him a price of 9.50 per sq ft. Does that seem a little high or low to you guys.

    I gave him a paver price of $10 per sq ft for his drive. I thought concrete was much cheaper then pavers, or am i wrong?
     
  3. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    basically what i do is take your sq footage multiply by how many inches and then divide by 324......you'll get how many yards of whatever it is your using.

    so 1,443 ft sq i round up to make sure i have enough....

    1500x5inches= 7500 then divide by 324 = 23 yards

    crush run is about 1.5 ton per yard it will vary depending on rain

    also we charge $17 a sqft pavers are better than concrete you have to make sure your customer knows this. check out http://www.icpi.org/ for help with that!
     
  4. greatinmulchbeds

    greatinmulchbeds LawnSite Member
    Messages: 136

    never charge pavers by the sq foot!
     
  5. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    your absolutely right! but thats what i average. def depends on conditions
     
  6. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Thanks for all the help

    Its not that I gave him a flat sq ft rate, thats what it came out to abouts when I divided my price by the sq ft.
     
  7. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    how many yards would you add for compaction?
     
  8. Landscapes8988

    Landscapes8988 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    i dont add any... however if you want add a yard or two
     
  9. tthomass

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

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