What is a fair price for patio install?
We live in Ontario Canada and we have received 4 quotes for a patio(pavers stone) and listed below is the installed price per square foot (cheapest to most expensive).
The contractor who quoted 18.00$ told us the going rate in ontario is 20-24$ per square foot and he was giving us a deal at 18$. He broke it down like this:
4$ for the stone
5$ for the dig
5$ for the fill
5$ for the level
5$ for the pavers install
I can't believe the going install rate is 4x the materials cost or more? Was he correct?
I know the 4.99 guy is going to be shady and I will avoid him but I'm not going to pay 4x the materials for install.
What do you think?