I figured I could let anyone interested in what the current going [slave] rate is for laying brick. A contractor friend was over the house yesterday and we got to talking about a fellow resident that does mason (running five crews in five subdivisions). I asked the cost and he said "Three-fifty a thousand." This is labor only, but it includes setup (scaffolding), mixing mortar, etc.
Is this cheap or what? I need to go find out what brick costs. :)
Of course, I say this while being clueless on how much coverage 1,000 bricks will cover, or the material costs therein.