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TRUEPRO 04-27-2012 06:38 PM

How many square foot of brick pavers with a running bond should i expect to be installed by a professional installer. Not counting the excavation or stone tamping and sand screeding, just pavers installed?

concretemasonry 04-27-2012 09:06 PM

One good installer will keep 2 or 3 labors humping at full speed all day long. - Assuming the pallets are within about 40 feet of the center of the work area. They usually work in teams to move to different areas and supply the pavers fast enough with fork lifts. - That is typical in foreign areas where high quality installations are done (80mm or 100 mm thick pavers) on jobs of 20 acres or so. The pattern usually makes little difference since edge details are not important factor on large jobs.

Bigger jobs may be done with paver setting machines that set about a square meter per lift and the p[avers are made in different patterns or blends.


TRUEPRO 04-28-2012 12:57 PM


You said everything except answer the ONLY question i had lol.

Again, HOW MANY SQUARE FEET SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO BE INSTALLED PER DAY BY AN INSTALLER. Assume he has all the labor and materials ready to go.


concretemasonry 04-28-2012 01:53 PM

TRUEPRO - You do not have to capitalize letters to attempt to be important and forceful when you are the one begging for information without providing any details.

The term "brick" really relates to the size of the paver, since the sizes and shapes are somewhat variable. Some pavers are concrete and a small percentage are clay. The high strength paver surfaces are interlocking concrete pavers for driveways, streets and up to heavy industrial applications.

Without any better description of the scope of the job, anything would just be a casual "shot-gun" guess and not a real estimate.

A single installer can install several thousand square feet of brick sized interlocking concrete pavers in sand (the most commonly used in the world). The limitation is the logistics and general supply of materials to the paver installer. After that, it is just the sanding and vibration for structural interlock and truing up the surface. If you are dealing with the provincial mortared clay pavers cut the production rate by 80% and increase the cost accordingly.

There is a big difference between a stoop, patio or sidewalk compared to 40 acre installation when it comes to a production rate. The details provided can give a better or more accurate answer for a specific application.


jomama45 04-28-2012 02:12 PM

Between 50 sq. feet and 5000 sq. feet, depending on how long he was out drinking the night before........

TRUEPRO 04-28-2012 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by jomama45 (Post 909566)
Between 50 sq. feet and 5000 sq. feet, depending on how long he was out drinking the night before........

Realistically? I was thinking around 60-80 ft. Does that sounds right?

jomama45 04-28-2012 02:25 PM

Seems low o me, at least for the situation I'm envisioning. If you're simply setting 4x8 pavers that are uniform in depth, and you're not doing a ton of edge cutting & adjusting, I don't think 200 sq. feet for 2-3 people per day is alot. It all depends heavily on a number of factors though like if it's a curving sidewalk in hearing-bone, or a 30' x30' rectangle patio in basket weave.......

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