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Help with pricing on relaying pavers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by brentsawyer, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    I have a lawn customer that lives on approx 1/2 acre and the front of his lot is sloped about 20degrees and is about 120' long, basically enough to make walking up a little harder for some people out of shape. For his landscaping he has four (3) flat areas that are 5'x10' each done in pavers, one that is 4'x12' and one that is another 100 sq.ft. So in all he has about 300sq.ft of pavers. These were done about 15-20 years ago by the looks of it and have fallen to need of repair. The edging is done in landscape timbers in good shape. I usually charge a flat $10ft. for pavers and since 80% of the work is already done, I was wondering if anyone else has done this before and what there is to look out for and what to price this at. I will reuse current pavers. There will be quite a bit more landscaping done so this is not the only thing that I will be doing here. Thanks

  2. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    better picture I hope

  3. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 916

    I would charge $8-$9 sf to relay his pavers. I just subtract the cost of the brick in this case from your usual rates.
  4. jwholden

    jwholden LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 218

    Charge less???

    How long is it going to take you to

    (1) Remove all those old pavers
    (2) Fix the problems with the base, assuming they were laid on the required base. If not, dig out the base and do it right.
    (3) Clean all those pavers off so you don't have dirt and sand stuck in the joints preventing proper interlock.
    (4) relay them

    I used to never understand how guys could charge the same or more for redoing jobs like that. When you finish that one you'll understand why!!!
  5. SuperShovel

    SuperShovel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Think it over again. If they want it done cheap, it just isn't possible by the time you pull all those up and fix AT LEAST a few inches of the base.

    If I was doing it, by that time I would want to dig all the way down and totally re-do the base so they last another 20 years.

    I don't know how hard the base is under there, but it may be harder than digging new ground and on new jobs you don't have to pull up an existing layer of pavers and stack them up and wash them.
  6. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    jw hit it on the head, what you save in material you'll more than spend backout in time and labor. If not sure T & M it, but charge well cause its not your fault they failed.

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