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EP Henry Patio - $25k to much?

scrapplejoe 3,230 2,188 April 11, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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Last Edited by scrapplejoe April 11, 2011 at 11:47 AM
So I live in New Jersey (yea, I know, overpriced crooked state), and I want to get a patio built using pavers. I had someone come out and for about 1100 square feet with retaining wall and steps to my back door, they want $25k.

Is that normal for a patio via EP Henry?

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Pavers are expensive

But labor is even moreso.

I did a very small patio..... less than 150 sq ft, which involved a small wall (added on to a concrete patio and the ground sloped away from the patio). It took me nearly a week of working on it full time and probably $700 in materials. (and the materials were just run of the mill blocks, no fancy special order crap).

Granted, these people are pros, have all the equipment, are experienced, and probably get materials cheaper, but it's very labor-intensive.
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You need to get a few bids and make sure these companies have liability and workman's comp insurance.
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My experience is in the South and alittle dated, but hell this is the Internet big whoop.

What I've seen is an average "home improvement" ie renovating a kitchen-sized projects usually run around 10k to 15k on the high side. I'm just scanning thru the website, but this seems like it could be one of those big companies that sub out the actual labor to local contractors, and those can vary. Be sure you know who is actually building it and try to see their past work.
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Quote from wes View Post :
I'm just scanning thru the website, but this seems like it could be one of those big companies that sub out the actual labor to local contractors, and those can vary.
I got the same impression, and I would avoid such a place.
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