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Old 04-04-2005, 01:41 PM
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40' stone wall

I am trying to come out with a figure to give to my customer for a 40' stone wall. I was thinking it will take 2 weeks and 2 men working. Does $6500 sounds too much for this work?. I was thinking close to $8000 but it sounds too much for me. Could you guys help me with advice about pricing?
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Old 04-05-2005, 12:22 PM
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is the wall 40' high long wide need more info.
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Old 04-05-2005, 02:06 PM
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two men two weeks is 160 man hours. we charge $40 / hour so that is $6400 in labor alone!

I hope the customer is providing the materials for that price.
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Old 04-05-2005, 02:39 PM
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This stone wall is 40' long and 3' wide. The problem is that the whole wall is falling apart. Somebody did it 3 or 4 years ago and I think they set the first stone on bare soil. I don't think they didn't even dig a single inch before they set the first stone. I will have to remove every single stone and start all over again. I have done a couple of stone walls for my family before but that was before i opened my own business. I came with the figure of $6500 for labor but that sounds too high for me. I was wondering if that is a normal price for that kind of job.
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Old 04-06-2005, 01:51 AM
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after labor hours are involved i allways add 36% for company and taxes
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Old 04-06-2005, 07:55 AM
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So $8840 would be a good price for this job? $6500 + 36%=$8840
Is that an average price for that kind of job. I don't want to underbid or over bid
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:34 AM
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did you figure in cost of materials you will need some sort of footing under the wall there are soo many different ways to estimate what you do. if you either if you over or under esitmate someone else will be over or under you this person is hiring you because of your work not some jerkoff she has never met
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:38 AM
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Sounds like a lot of hours for just a 40' wall rebuild. I was figuring 2 - 3 days. Am I missing something
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Old 04-06-2005, 10:18 PM
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i could do it in 3 days if I had 10 people working on it. I only have 2, so removing 40' of stone wall alone will take at least a couple of days. Can you seriously remove every single rock, dig a 2' deep footing and place those rocks back again in just 2 days? This wall was built just 3 years ago and it is already falling apart!!
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Old 04-11-2005, 10:20 AM
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are you guys kidding me?? seriously. you landscapers give some crazy ass prices for your hardscapes. i'm a stone mason...only work with stones. 6000 for a 40 foot wall, 3 high dry stack just labor?? i could do 50 long, 4 high, with 30 inch concrete, reinforced footer 1 foot think stone veener, semi dry stack or jointed, INCLUDING STONE/materials for that much and make damn good money. by the way, there are codes out there and it seems like many of you guys, from reading this forum, have no clue.
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