For those of you who don't know, I do landscaping to make a dollar for school edumackation.
I'm installing this 200 sq ft patio for a client... I've done a bunch of work for her in the past, and she has been please with my boys and me. Now it's patio time.
I've never done a patio before, but I've done walkways.
The patio is a little over 200 sq ft. She got the bricks for free from a neighbor (we moved 'em from the neighbor's place to her place for her on a previous job).
I paid for the screening and the dumpster for dirt removal. I also rented a plate compactor to do a proper job.
I figure in the end the total cost will be around 2000$. That's 10$/sq ft for labor/dirt removal/screening/equipment.
Is this a good deal? I didn't realize how much time it'd take to put this thing in. We've spent two days (27 man hours day one, 22 man hours day two). We're probably going to spend another 12 man hours tomorrow. So... it'll be done in three days, for sure.
How much would it have cost to have someone else do it? I don't want to feel like I'm ripping her off...