Hardscape Project Looking For Feedback on Bid Cost

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by CK82, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Hey Hardscapers,

    If any of you seasoned veterans could chime in. I do realize costs can vary quite a bit from East to West coast, however am looking for a rough estimation on what you would bid this project at, or how many hours to complete.

    We completed a project this past fall (2017), which I've attached pictures of.

    It took my crew considerable time to complete. I am questioning my ability to estimate, however at the same time, I just can't come up with anything remotely close to how long it took our crew to complete.

    Project details: Access was limited to a mini skidsteer (Dingo, Vermeer, Bobcat MT52).

    520 sq.ft. Unilock Brussels paver patio with Unilock Series 3000 soldier course.
    -Geotextile underlayment, 8" of base material compacted, polymeric sand

    Pillars & Lighting:
    (3) Unilock Brussels dimensional, Unilock Series 3000 inset, with Ledgestone caps. (10) Led under cap lights installed and 150 watt transformer.
    (2) Kichler path lights

    (2) Custom live edge rough sawn wood benches:

    Fire pit:
    Unilock Brussels with Unilock Series 3000 inset, ledgestone cap, steel insert with grilling grate.
    *Not seen Warming trends 21.5"x21.5" crossfire burner, 250k BTU. 1" IPS yellow flex gas line.

    ~40ft. aluminum, 3ft. height. 60" gate with Truclose Hinges.

    Lawn repaired, seeded and straw mat set




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  2. CorridorLawnCare

    CorridorLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    25-35k range? I've never done a gas firepit or built up against shoring like that so I could be off...
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why 8-inches of base?
  4. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,128

    closer to the shore, different material on existing shoreline, required deeper ex and more material to make the base I would guess.
    I usually go 12" adjacent to anything that might hold some weight near a hole/depression/cliff...or in the case body of water,.
  5. Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    I figured you would say that. The extra couple inches adding a nice little chunk of labour and material cost
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  6. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
    Messages: 13,901

    Imo his biggest extra cost are the added variables and difficulty of the job and access.

    Same size job with easier closer access and on a flat plain Jane yard lots less time

    It looks like his crew did a good job and even did a nice seeding job not usually a mason specialty IME
    and it almost always takes longer to do it rightThumbs Up
  7. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,697

    Wisconson is close to a shore?
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,697

    Exactly. Its more material to excavate.

    More material to dispose of / export / or lose on the jobsite

    More aggregate to purchase

    More labor time
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  9. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,128

    There’s a river right there, hence close to a shore

    It doesn’t need to be salt water
  10. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,697

    Would probably be wiser to allow the topic creator to explain ;)

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