Help with gravel estimate

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by F.S Lawn Care, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. F.S Lawn Care

    F.S Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I'm giving an estimate on spreading some blue stone under an already constructed 800 sq. ft deck. I estimate I'll need approximately 5 yards or so of blue stone to spread it at and inch or so. It costs $35.00 a yard plus a $50 delivery so we're looking at $225 without tax. I don't really know what to charge for the labor at all. I've done it before when working construction, but I have no clue what to charge especially since we'll have to be under a 3 and a half foot deck the whole time.
  2. Rcgm

    Rcgm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 326

    How long is it going to take you? 1 Day? How much do you normally make in a day? I would double the material then about how many hours you think it will take and your hourly rate add your hours and there is your estimate.

  3. F.S Lawn Care

    F.S Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    thats the thing i really dont know how long it is going to take us so does anybody have a clue? I was thinking around 450 which would be 250 forlabor and materials.....that sound a little low?

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