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Anyone does construction/landscaping?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by SpellZ, May 31, 2012.

  1. SpellZ

    SpellZ Regular Member

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    I'm trying to find out prices for how much it'll cost to put flagstone in my backyard...

    For anyone who is in the landscaping business, what if I take out the grass by myself, and take out the soil and what not... would that reduce on how much I need to pay? Because $10/sq.ft for a 1200sq.ft backyard comes out to a nice price... and I know labour is the major portion of it...
     
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    SpellZ Regular Member

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    No? No one into construction?
     
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    Everyone here got into IM because laboring sucks :D

    But look around on craiglist for some desperate/hungry landscapers, they will probably work the cheapest. Otherwise just shop around and compare prices, tell whichever one will work the cheapest that you had a lower offer and wonder if they will go down, social engineer a bit :p
     
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    I'm not into construction or anything, but as far as I'm aware it depends on what you're really looking for. It may or may not reduce the costs depending on what exactly you want to do and the company you'll be working with. Apart from removing the grass and soil, the surface will also need to be leveled.
     
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    PS. Don't go with the cheapest company, it's always better to pay a few more bucks and get a quality company do a quality job rather than having to fix it up at a later stage.
     
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    This.

    I'd also talk to some friends IRL to see if they know anyone. Sometimes it's better to go with a recommendation.
     
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    Go here:

    http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/masonry/2827546

    The project described is fairly small, so just scale it up! You can do this yourself or hire some guys to help you but they all better have strong backs!

    The cost of materials and tools if you don't have them plus the cheap labor you can hire will still be much less than paying a landscaping company to do the job.