Paver Stone

LAWNPRO2

LawnSite Member
Location
PA
Hi guy's

I have to bid on a paver stone walkway.I have to dig down about 6 in it is 60 ft L and 3 ft W.. I will need about 1,100 paver stone
and about 2 ton of rock and sand. I can get the paver stone for
$1.10 per paver and the rock is $12.00 a ton & sand is $18.00 a ton for the paver it will be $1,210 and $36.00 for the rock & and
$54.00 for the sand. that would be $1,300 do i X it buy 2 . Or do i charge by the hour to

thank you
 

landscapingpoolguy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Sparta, NJ
when doing paver stones you should be charing by the Square ft plus the cost of the stone....in the $10 a sq ft i include base material, and backhoe time but not carting. So you price to the customer will be 1800+1210=3010 installed

Chuck
 

Rex Mann

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Lawnpro2,

What size pavers are you using, and are they tumbled or generation 1?

In your area, freeze-thaw conditions, you should be taking out a minumum 7 1/2 inches of soil. 4-inches of compacted aggregate, 1-inch of concrete sand, and 2 -3/8-inches for the paver.

You need to overdig your area of the walkway. The overdig should be the same as the base thickness. In your case 4-inches if overdig on each side of your walkway.

Rule-of-thumb on base. 1-ton will cover 50-55 square feet 4-inches thick.

1-ton of sand will cover approximately 150 square feet 1-inch thick.

Plus you'll have almost 7 yards of soil to export.

Never charge by the square foot.

Come up with your costs for each job.

Here's why....2 people call and want a bid on a retainin wll 200 sqaure face feet, lenght of wall X height of wall. You charge $30.00 a SFF.

One wall is 200 feet long by 1-foot high.

One wall is 70 feet long by 2 3/4 feet high.

Get the picture. No two jobs are excactly the same.

Peace,

Rex


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