help with patio estimate

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by NiceSpot, May 20, 2008.

  1. NiceSpot

    NiceSpot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I need help with a 300 sq. ft. bluestone patio estimate. I don't want to overcharge my customer who is an acquaintance. I also would like to make a decent profit. With excavation, materials and prep and labor I estimated @ $8,470. Bluestone is select grade and laid over stone dust. I figured a 3-3,500
    dollar profit based upon bluestone cost of@3,850. x $22.00 per square foot. What do you think?
  2. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    Sounds fair for the area. we are a little higher here for Blue more in the 28 range but we don't square foot price anything. I am assuming this is a random square and not an irregular bluestone. Otherwise for irregular blue we are around 55-65/ft. dry-laid.
  3. MRBsx2

    MRBsx2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 85

    $8400 sounds about right, i usally charge around $30 a square for dry laid cut pattern bluestone work if its primium bluestone then a few dollars more but you are def pretty close on your price.
  4. NiceSpot

    NiceSpot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    Thanks....I'm laying a mosaic pattern, with a brick border. I'll post before and aft pics if I get the job.

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