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Help with stone veneer estimate?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by NJ Grass, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. NJ Grass

    NJ Grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    hey guys,

    I have someone that asked me to cover their existing brick foundation with a natural stone veneer. The area is about 300 Sq. feet. The existing foundation will need to have old plaster chiseled from the brick in some places before having wire and plaster applied.

    Is there a standard price/sq ft. for installation or does it vary?
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,601

    This will sound arrogant, but it's intended for the better.

    Refer the work to a buddy that does this. And hope that he refers work that you do back to you.

    With all due respect, if you need to ask about pricing - you should not be doing veneer work.

    Stonework is a skill. And an art. Gotta know what the (beep) you're doing :)

  3. NJ Grass

    NJ Grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    I have a stone guy that's real good. He's going to do it but I need to charge the customer. He gave me his estimate already, I just wanted to see how it compared to the numbers you guys through out.
  4. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    then just tell us what the number is and we can let you know.

    why should we do mental math when you have the number already?
  5. NJ Grass

    NJ Grass LawnSite Member
    Messages: 124

    he quoted 3k for labor, which I felt was high. I think I'm going to charge them about 2200, so just over $7/sq/ ft.
  6. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 467

    I don't understand?

    you are marking down your subcontractor?
  7. joes169

    joes169 LawnSite Member
    from WI
    Messages: 236


    Don't worry, he's going to make it up in quantity..............:rolleyes:

    OP, what is the mason supplying: the mortar, lath (you don't really need it most likely), ??? Or just labor?
  8. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    I'm lost too, well I have a few theories, but they are only theories. My question is what type of veneer are we talking about. Some go up much faster than others.
  9. vtscaper

    vtscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 159

    I would say you and your buddy are both way off. Obviously it depends on many factors including style, however those prices are well bellow half of what they should be....
  10. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    300 sq. ft. can be a lot of different things.
    Are there door and window openings?
    Are there corners?
    Is it one big rectangle with nothing to go around?
    Why is there plaster on the foundation wall?
    $3,000 for labor but you're charging $2,200?
    You said the guy is "real good", but you want to knock his price?
    Why do people insist on having a sq. ft. price?
    So many questions.
    I don't get it either.

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