When it comes to pricing hardscaping projects, such as patios, pool covers, landscape curbs, walkways, and driveways, the cost largely depends on the finish of the concrete or type of stone used. It's important to use an overhead recovery model to estimate and price labor, as harsh conditions often require a lot of equipment that needs to be recouped over its lifespan. Our model uses the same profit margin as the Softscape installation. This means that you should base your prices on a material profit margin, taking into account the cost of equipment and other overhead costs.
When pricing hardscaping projects, it's important to consider the size of the project and the materials used. For example, a large patio made from natural stone will cost more than a small patio made from concrete. Additionally, you should factor in any additional costs such as delivery fees or installation fees. It's also important to consider the labor involved in the project.
If you are hiring a professional contractor, make sure to get an estimate of how long it will take them to complete the project and factor that into your pricing. Finally, it's important to consider any additional services you may need to provide for the project. For example, if you are installing a pool cover, you may need to provide additional services such as cleaning or maintenance. These services should be factored into your pricing as well.