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We interviewed and recieved free estimates from California licensed contractors on example projects in the eastbay, to better understand the cost of landscaping here in our area. Contractors were told ahead of time when the estimate were to be used for information only.
Pavers Project ( How much do pavers cost?)
Job Description: Remove old backyard patio and replace with pavers.
Details: Size 16 x 26 (416 sq. ft) Easy access using redwood, composite lumber and other materials. Unique garden design and installation including zen gardens, Feng Shui gardens, theme and seasonal garden design styles. We install pavers, block, brick, fences gates and more. Call for a free estimate today (510) 461-0424.
2013-2014 Landscape Project Cost Estimates)
*Sample bid estimates are based on bids from California licensed contractors only. Contractors who were unable to start the job for 120 days, or did not provide complete estimates were not included. Bids are for comparison value only. The CSLB provides information about contractors and consumers are encouraged to choose a licensed contractor. These sample bids represent construction project details and example construction bid prices provided before starting the job and after just visiting the example job site on one or two occasions.

Residential Concrete Estimate for concrete Patio, Driveway, and Small Concrete Pad

Sample bid specifics

Driveway
Job Location -Residence Driveway Fremont
Site Access- Easy access and parking
Work area - existing aged asphalt driveway
Job Description- Driveway 16' x 24' 384 sq ft
Concrete Finish type - Brushed concrete finish
Color - none
Concrete Stamp- No stamp or pattern finish requirements
4" slab. Reinforcement using rebar 1/2" 16"OC
Engineering - No
Design or Plans provided - No
Bids received - 4
Qualified Bids - 4
Low bid $6,790
High bid $8,370
Job duration range 3-10 days

Comments- *One of the concrete contractors for this job mentioned that baserock would need to be put down first and would require added excavation, this was not mentioned in other bids.

Stamped Concrete Patio
Job Location -Residence Backyard Hayward Hills
Site Access- Easy access and parking
Work area - existing lawn area
Job Description- Excavate lawn area, remove, re-route, and terminate existing irrigation add new patio area 752 Sq Ft ( freeform rounded shape)
Concrete Finish type - Stamped Random Stone
Color - 2 colors ( Plum and Taupe )
Concrete Stamp- Random Stone
4" slab. Reinforcement using 16"OC rebar 3/8 "
Engineering - No
Design or Plans provided - simple sketch
Bids received - 3
Qualified Bids - 3
Low bid $14,500
High bid $18,000
Job duration range 7-12 days

Comments- *Although we heard a lot of suggestions, we stuck to the plan and finally got 3 contractors to give us bids. We discussed Sealing the Concrete with the first contractor and mentioned it to all others in fairness of price. All 3 qualifying bids here did not include sealing and said the concrete must first cure before applying a sealant. Sealing prices averaged about $1.60/ft

Small Concrete Pad
Job Location -Residence Backyard Berkeley
Site Access- Easy access and parking
Work area - grass area
Job Description- Excavate grass area, install 8'x10' Concrete Pad
Concrete Finish type - Level pad
Color - NO
Concrete Stamp- No
4" slab. Reinforcement using wire mesh "
Engineering - No
Design or Plans provided - No
Bids received - 4
Qualified Bids - 3
Low bid $1,450
High bid $1,890
Job duration range 2-5 days

Comments- *Since this was for a backyard shed all contractors agreed to include bolts or provided fasteners in the corners of the slab

Redwood Decking

Decking options have changed over the years and now many decks are built using composite lumber that has a longer life, does not require staining, and does not splinter. The higher price initially can make up the difference of maintenance cost in about 3 yrs. We recieved bids for the same deck plan using both Redwood and Trex (Trex seems to be the most popular brand of composite decking)

New Backyard Redwood Deck
Job Location -Residence Backyard Dublin
Site Access- Easy access and parking
Work area - empty back lot on slight slope
Job Description- Construct New back patio deck- requires minimal excavation at house level for sub structure and deck is raised approx 7' from level of slope
Deck size 522 Sq/ft
Deck Shape- L shape
Board Pattern - Straight Parallel to the house
Substructure- 2x6 Treated
Stairs - No
Fasteners- Deck Screws
Railings - 46 LFT (Linear Ft) 40" Height
Railing Design - Pickett
Stain- Behr Natural
Engineering - No
Design or Plans provided - Plan provided showing size and shape only
Bids received - 7
Qualified Bids - 4
Low bid $16,940
High bid $20,745
Job duration range 10-21 days

Comments- *Some of the same contractors provided bids for both redwood and trex materials.
Two contractors mentioned that the Trex railing system was expensive and recommended other railing options including wood, aluminum or a combination of trex and wood.



Trex Decking

New Backyard Trex Deck
Job Location -Residence Backyard Dublin
Site Access- Easy access and parking
Work area - empty back lot on slight slope
Job Description- Construct New back patio deck- requires minimal excavation at house level for sub structure and deck is raised approx 7' from level of slope
Deck size 522 Sq/ft
Deck Shape- L shape
Board Pattern - Straight Parallel to the house
Substructure- 2x6 Treated
Fasteners- Composite Deck Screws
Railings - 46 LFT (Linear Ft) 40" Height
Railing Design - Trex Railing
Stain- No
Engineering - No
Design or Plans provided - No
Bids received - 7
Qualified Bids - 3
Low bid $18,800
High bid $21,650
Job duration range 10-21 days

Comments- *Some of the same contractors provided bids for both redwood and trex materials.
Two contractors mentioned that the Trex railing system was expensive and recommended other railing options including wood, aluminum or a combination of trex and wood.

Bay Area Contractors

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