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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by christmas79, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. christmas79

    christmas79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    I have this commercial brick job for a city. This is what the job consist of:
    * 2600 sf
    * Raise 2600 sf of pavers
    * Compact gravel and put down new sand put bricks back.

    Don't you think I should dig out all gravel and start out fresh? What Price?
  2. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    wow!!! Really????
    I have 200 linear ft of c-9's my customers bought and want me to hang across the sidewalk, how much should I charge???
  3. brickpuller

    brickpuller Banned
    Messages: 62

    If the base is good, just remove the sand and re-compact. Assuming that all the cuts are re-usable and that there isn't too much crap in the joints, about $4 p/sq.ft. should do it.
  4. STL Ponds and Waterfalls

    STL Ponds and Waterfalls LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,174

    Dollar two eighty!:laugh:

    Seriously look at your labor rate in man hours and base it off that. Only you can really tell what to charge. One guy can say X amount and another will say y amount etc etc.
  5. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

  6. neighborguy

    neighborguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 186

    The answer to "How long is a piece of string?"

    Twice the distance frmo the middle to one end.

    You're welcome. :)

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  7. christmas79

    christmas79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Thanks for your help!!!
  8. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    I dont understand why you guys give people such a hard time when they ask how much they should charge for a job. I find it rude and very unhelpfull. There is a very simple fool proof formula I have created that basically handles any hardscape job from water features to patios.
    First, calculate the difference between you customers social security number and your own. Multiply that number by the number of cars that were in the customers driveway at the time of the estimate. Now, if your bithday is before the 15th, multiply by your pants waist size. If it is on the 15th or later, multply by your pants length. Finally, close your eyes and point to a calender and divide by this number.
    Oh, and dont forget the 15% markup on materials.
    I hope this helps.
  9. csl

    csl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 235

    haha awesome. i came up with 69! do i win?

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