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Paver question..

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Q-Team Inc, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Q-Team Inc

    Q-Team Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    What is your labor rate per hour for jobs involving pavers?
    Thanks in advance..:D
  2. Q-Team Inc

    Q-Team Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    I had to bump this. 28 views and no replies? Somebody please!!!
  3. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    Ok Q, I'll bite.

    How about $55-$75 per manhour?

    Takes a lot of tools and hard work. Compactor, chop saw, skid steer or other excavation equipment.

    Where in Maine are you? Your area will have an effect on your price. Probably higher rates near the big pond.

    Some guys say $10-$12 or more per sq ft. There are variables to consider though -- natural stone takes longer than pavers, some pavers are around $2 sq ft, other are upwards of $5 sq. ft. Fancier patterns are also more time consuming and will require more cutting. That's why I think hourly rate is safest.

    Hope this helps.
  4. Foz

    Foz LawnSite Member
    Messages: 143

    Your labor rate should be a constant number. Laborers are billed at $xx.00 per hour, foreman at $yy.00 per hour. What should change is that you need to add for your equipment. If you need to rent equipment, add the rental fee plus some markup for overhead & profit, or if you are using all of your own equipment, each piece should have an assigned value or cost per hour just like you assign a number to labor.
  5. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    About $50.00 per hour plus costs & equipment.
  6. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    $10 dollars a square ft plus the cost of the stone.

  7. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Hey T, I did a large patio/wall combo last year, we did it for $60 per hour plus the cost of material. This was in Cape Elizabeth though payup payup
  8. Q-Team Inc

    Q-Team Inc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 120

    Thanks Jeff
    This place is a pretty big project(for me)702sq. ft. patio with pavers and a walkway to the beach and the client has money. One of his summer rentals that he get 2500 a week for. Haven't decided what to do with the walkway to beach yet. I'm still interested in the truck loader. I hope to get it on or by this weekend. Are you around this weekend?
  9. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    Yup I'll be moving into my new shop!!!!:D Just give me a call, I bought my new one Monday, can't wait to fire it up. You can check it out when you come down, its pretty sweet.

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