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Old 10-22-2001, 10:46 PM
PrimeGreen Lawn PrimeGreen Lawn is offline
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Sorry to bring this here, but I need your help!

This isn't about lawn care per say, but I have a deadline of tomorrow A.M. to submit a bid for a retaining wall, and I need your opinions! My cost for this project is around a grand. 35 feet long and about 4 feet high. Has to be made of 6*6 treated lumber to match the other walls there. How do I price a wooded wall?

Please help!

Scott
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Old 10-22-2001, 10:53 PM
KDJ KDJ is offline
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Re: Sorry to bring this here, but I need your help!

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Originally posted by PrimeGreen Lawn
This isn't about lawn care per say, but I have a deadline of tomorrow A.M. to submit a bid for a retaining wall, and I need your opinions! My cost for this project is around a grand. 35 feet long and about 4 feet high. Has to be made of 6*6 treated lumber to match the other walls there. How do I price a wooded wall?

Please help!

Scott

If you have to submit it in the AM you are talking in about 8hr's
you will not sleep to good tonight.

Why did you wait till the last min?
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Old 10-22-2001, 10:59 PM
PrimeGreen Lawn PrimeGreen Lawn is offline
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Was gonna do it last weekend, but too many things came up, coulden't get to it! I already have the job, just want to know how much to charge per square face foot
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Old 10-22-2001, 11:21 PM
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Charge whatever you will feel good making unless you need money. IOW charge alot!

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Old 10-24-2001, 10:12 PM
kutnkru kutnkru is offline
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Dont forget to allow enough timber in your bid for dead-men.

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Old 10-25-2001, 12:39 AM
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Also remember to figure in gravel and fabric for drainage behind the wall. The 10" spikes aren't free either. To get an idea of how much time it will take, therefore the amount of labor to charge for, I figure for a residential project, one hour per 6 x 6 x 8 timber. That covers the unloading/moving time, a small amount of excavation, the time to rebar or spike and the layout time needed. Other materials,such as gravel, get a separate handling time. The actual amount you can charge will depend on your local market conditions and lumber prices which can flucuate from week to week. Good Luck.
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