View Full Version : How would you price this job???

01-04-2003, 04:44 PM
Heres a retaining wall a recently put in? I know i got screwed but let me know how much you would charge?? THANK YOU

01-04-2003, 05:07 PM


01-05-2003, 02:44 AM
The slide show slides a little too quickly, from the glempses I saw, it looked like you did a good job.

01-06-2003, 06:42 PM

01-06-2003, 09:37 PM
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01-07-2003, 01:45 PM
1500-2000 plus materials?? or that includes materials

01-07-2003, 03:44 PM
Not including removal of old wall, approx $7.00 per block and $10.00 per cap piece installed. Can't tell exactly how much mats you used.


01-08-2003, 07:52 PM
pricing varies per region (country) but around here it should go for around $25-$30 +tax a sq foot face of the wall. mat + lab included

02-08-2003, 11:20 AM
Are you talking about all the retaining walls? If so $2000.00 would barely cover the cost of the material, let alone the labour. Is this your place or is it a customers home? To make any kind of money (depending on quality of job of course) you will need to charge approx. 3 times the blocks worth. Employees, base materials, glue for cap stones, fuel......the list goes on.

02-08-2003, 12:54 PM
Couple of questions,a nd an observation. How high and how long? Do you want a price for both sides? Did you use 4"x12" blocks? Obs, why did you make that one side a double wall or why did you make the tiers so close? Lokks like its about 32" high but I need a length. Otherwise, $20 a sq. foot for this type of wall.

02-11-2003, 06:28 PM
I charge $25-$35 per sq ft. depending on the type of rock if it needs morter or dry stack. If it's in the back yard then it's going to be more. There are several variables but pricing by the square foot makes it simple to bid walls.

02-14-2003, 01:19 AM
Hi There,
Going by the slides, i would have probably charged somewhere in the neighborhood of 1700. This would vary depending on supplier and area. Given my location and suppliers, i get the stone for dirt cheap, so therefore my pricing is a little less than what would be expected. Of course, you would need to add the cost of fill dirt, mulch, plant material, fabric, etc. so we could safely say between 1700 and 3700 total.

Nick Holbrook
Landworks Enterprises
Cleveland/Chattanooga, TN

02-15-2003, 11:57 PM
first from what I saw, the walls didnt seem properly constructed. How much base material did you use and was there and geotextile fabric used behind the wall. I do not think so due to the walls being so close together. That is too much of a load behined the first wall, which will result in a failure (colapse).

Are you ICPI certified?

Just some comments from what I saw, if I need to stand corrected please let me know.

02-16-2003, 03:39 AM
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Please keep it professional.

02-16-2003, 05:19 AM
GML, geez, awfully defensive. The guy just asked some questions (none of which you answered btw), he didn't attack you.

Rather the attack him, why not have a proffesional discussion that might benefit one or both of you, as well as others here on the forum?