The following proportions and cost of materials, and amount of labor required for the classes of work below specified, are reasonably accurate, and will serve to give a good idea of how to estimate such work.

Cost Of Rubble Masonry Per Perch

Using 1-to-3 Lime Mortar.

1 perch stone (25 cu. ft.) delivered at work......................

$1.25

1 bu. lime........................................................

.25

1/6 load of sand, at $1.50 per load........................................

.25

1/3. day mason's labor, at $2.50 per day...............................

.83

i day helper's labor, at $1.50 per day................................

.38

Total............................................................................

$2.96

Using 1-to-S Portland Cement Mortar.

1 perch stone (25 cu.ft) delivered at work.......................

$1.25

1/2 bbl. Portland cement, at $2.60 per bbl...........................

1.30

1/6 load of sand, at $1.50 per load..................

.25

1/3 day mason's labor, at $2.50 per day................................

.83

1/4 day helper's labor, at $1.50 per day...............................

.38

Total............................................................................

$4.01

Using l-to-3 Rosendale Cement Mortar.

1 perch stone......................................................................

$1.25

1/2 bbl. Rosendale cement, at $1.25 per bbl........................

.63

1/6 load sand, at 81.50 per load.............................................

.25

1/3 day mason's labor, at $2.50 per day................................

.83

1/4 day helper's labor, at $1.50 per day................................

.38

Total ............................................................................

$3.34

Cost of 1 Square Foot of Ashlar.

Cost of stone, bluestone facing.........................................

$ .30

Hauling stone, say 1/10 of cost of stone...............................

.03

Mortar ...............................................................................

.01

Labor, estimating 80 sq. ft. per day for two masons and one laborer: 2 masons, at 83.00 per day..................................................

.08

1 laborer, at 81.50 per day...................................................

.02

$ .44

Cost of 1 Cubic Yard of Concrete.

1 bbl. of Rosendale cement, at 81.25 per bbl....................

$1.25

3 bbl. of sand, or i load, at 81.50 per load.........................

.50

1 cu. yd. (about 6 bbl.) of broken stone, at $1.50per cu.yd.

1.50

Mason, 1/4 day, at 82.50.........................................................

.63

Laborer, 1 day, at $1.50.....................................................

1.50

Total............................................................................

$5.38

Cost of 1 Square Yard of Cellar Floor.

Concrete, 4 1/2 in. thick, at $5.38 per cu. yd..........................

$ .67

Sand bed, 6 in. thick, approximately 1 bbl............................

.17

Spreading sand...................................................................

.02

1/12 bbl. of Portland cement for 1/2" finishing coat, at 82.60 per bbl................................................................

.22

1/12 bbl. of white sand, at $1.00 per bbl................................

.08

.08

$1.24