Quote Shock, similiar to sticker shock

JulianneDFFebruary 12, 2013

Just got a quote for a 304 sqft patio - 10k. Mid price pavers. Apparently it's because our back yard has a slight slope and our yard is fenced - he wants to pull it up and re-install it. Is this normal? Obviously we'll be getting other quotes, just worried that they'll all come back the same!

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Quotes for my level 190 sq ft paver patio were running $3,000 to $4,000. Geographical location could also makes a difference due to local labor costs.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 10:04AM
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Depending on the slope, this could be reasonable. Does the contractor have to build a small retaining wall to hold up the patio at the lower edge? This is where pavers stop being cheap. When doing brick or flagstone on a new concrete slab, the contractor can often make up the elevation difference with a turndown slab, then backfill around the edge and grade it off. With pavers you need to do something to hold in all that base material.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2013 at 8:06AM
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