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lawn crafters
09-16-2008, 08:59 PM
how much materials and labor would you charge for a 2.5 ft wall that is 50ft long?

Mike33
09-16-2008, 09:01 PM
Not a good question to ask here.
mike

PAPS Landscape Design
09-16-2008, 09:02 PM
thats a big wall....
I would charge $1,000,000.00 less 10% if they pay cash.

shethinksmytractors_sexy
09-16-2008, 09:19 PM
id do it for a case of beer and a can of copenhagen!!!!

hosejockey2002
09-17-2008, 05:40 PM
These guys busting your chops is their way of telling you to provide more info. Obviously, a wall made of gold bars on top of Mt. Everest will cost more than a wall made of recycled concrete chunks in your back yard.

You can start out by using the time-honored formula:

Your desired hourly labor rate (high enough to cover overhead and profit) x # of hours you estimate the job will take + material costs + equipment costs + disposal costs + anything else I may have left out.

wurkn with amish
09-17-2008, 07:07 PM
has anyone ever asked the lawn jocks why they list all their crap?
I think their compensating for something!

Hardscaping
09-19-2008, 10:24 PM
you would be around $4500 - $8000 depending on access type of block used and other factors such as how much digging and leveling needs to be done.

The price can also be higher then $8000 depending on block being used. this is for a 50 x 3 wall.

Hardscaping
09-19-2008, 10:26 PM
has anyone ever asked the lawn jocks why they list all their crap?
I think their compensating for something!

That is because then when someone sees that company they already know what they can steel from them and if nothing worth while they leave them alone.

:cool2: Just joking but serious i wouldn't do it because i wouldn't want that to happen to me. Sure it is great to have it but nobody needs to know.

Team-Green L&L
09-19-2008, 10:34 PM
If I were you I would bid whatever the subcontractor wants plus 20% and keep cutting grass. Or you could also look into roofing, framing, foundations, and painting if you need work in a field you are not skilled in.

PatriotLandscape
09-20-2008, 02:28 PM
id do it for a case of beer and a can of copenhagen!!!!

Your sucha lowballer it would need to be a sleeve if anything.

Mike33
09-20-2008, 08:49 PM
If I were you I would bid whatever the subcontractor wants plus 20% and keep cutting grass. Or you could also look into roofing, framing, foundations, and painting if you need work in a field you are not skilled in.

Thats funny, i don't care what any one else thinks either. :laugh:
Larry the cable guy