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writon
03-17-2004, 09:05 PM
this wall was our first real wall. we put this wall in at my moms place, since she has the money and is willing to let us practice for future jobs. it was a fun project and due to rainy weather it took my partner and i almost a whole week. she has almost $4,000 in materials and about $800 in equipment rental. the wall has down lighting and the evergreens on top will be up lighted. our next project will be a paver patio where the dirt is at the bottom. i would appreciate any feed back on this project, and some bids on a wall this size. the height on the left side is almost seven feet, and the run to the left of the steps is almost 40'. i will post the patio as soon as it is completed.

ElephantNest
03-17-2004, 09:11 PM
Wow, that looks great, bro! Can't really help you on the price, never done one. My guess would be $10,560.00, got that by doubling the material costs, and adding 10%.

JB1
03-17-2004, 09:15 PM
be proud, very nice job.

Rex Mann
03-17-2004, 09:36 PM
Nice looking wall guys.

Peace,

Rex

our web site (http://rmstonescaping.com)

z_clark
03-18-2004, 12:43 AM
that looks very professional! Gotta love letting friends and relatives be the Guinea pig for new ideas!!! Don't forget to show us the pics of the final job!

rookiemower
03-18-2004, 12:51 PM
thats looks very nice, beautiful job writon, i cant wait to do my first wall, hope it turns out that professional

McHouck
03-18-2004, 12:54 PM
very nice job!! What brand stone did you use?

writon
03-18-2004, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by McHouck
very nice job!! What brand stone did you use?

We used Stonewall Select with the Buff color and matching serpintine caps. We also used Kichler 15063-OB lighting on the wall. We picked up some Kichler 15388-azt for uplighting the spruce trees above the wall. Should look pretty smokin when we are done. We will post completed day and night pics when it is done.

Thanks for all your feedback guys, keep it coming!

Writon

WAGS LandL
03-18-2004, 03:18 PM
Writon,
Looks great! You guys should be very proud and mom should be
very happy.

Lux Lawn
03-18-2004, 04:00 PM
Looks great guys you did a real nice job.

BrianK10
03-18-2004, 10:24 PM
Excellent Job.

Brian

Artistic Blooms
03-18-2004, 10:46 PM
Great Job! You should be proud.

Kelly

sgtgm5
03-19-2004, 05:01 PM
Looking at that wall make me want to get into things of that nature. Did you learn from working from someone else or did you learn by going for it through smaller jobs.

NNJLandman
03-19-2004, 06:34 PM
Good job, looks like a really nice install, customers should be pleased

GreenMonster
03-19-2004, 06:45 PM
Nice curves! They really make the wall, don't they.

Not trying to steal your thunder, but later on, I'll post a few pics of my first "BIG" job from last fall. It will show how we incorporated the stairs into the wall.

Stay tuned....

A.O. Inc.
03-19-2004, 07:52 PM
Originally posted by sgtgm5
Looking at that wall make me want to get into things of that nature. Did you learn from working from someone else or did you learn by going for it through smaller jobs.

Some basic wall building experience was used but for the most part it was new for us. Mainly we read up on techniques and requirements. Then we asked a bunch of questions from experienced people.

After that we put together a soild plan on paper. Once we felt confident in our design we started the project. We learned alot along the way, but it could have been alot worse if we went in blind folded.

writon
03-19-2004, 08:44 PM
oops, gotta re-edit.

writon
03-19-2004, 08:47 PM
Sorry, gotta re-edit

GreenMonster
03-19-2004, 09:22 PM
Writon,

Here's a wall we did last fall. Two neighbors, both needed new walls. One had an old mortared brick wall that was falling in the lake, other had a couple telephone poles stacked on each other. I think this is a great option for the stairs -- keeps the curves and is built into the wall. Unfortunately I can't take credit for the idea. It's right in the Allan Block literature.

I'll post a couple.

GreenMonster
03-19-2004, 09:32 PM
another picture

GreenMonster
03-19-2004, 09:34 PM
one more from the other end

TCL&L
03-20-2004, 01:30 PM
Both walls look really good guys.....Job well done:D Realistically we should be getting between $30-$35 a face foot for walls, but ive heard guys sink as low as $22. ( you've gotta question their work ethics huh ) :confused:

jajwrigh
03-20-2004, 03:38 PM
Nice walls guys!

GreenMonster
03-20-2004, 10:07 PM
Originally posted by TCL&L
Both walls look really good guys.....Job well done:D Realistically we should be getting between $30-$35 a face foot for walls, but ive heard guys sink as low as $22. ( you've gotta question their work ethics huh ) :confused:

well, to be honest, I did sink a little on these. I wanted the exposure on this lake, and this was a good size project for me -- I'm optomistic a lot more will come from it. Although I did drop my price, I think both customers would praise my work ethic.

The next folks in line aren't getting the same bargain. The work is too hard to be doing cheap. $30 is a good target for me in this area, for a split-face block.