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Old 03-12-2011, 10:47 AM
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retaining wall pricing

hey guys i have built afew retaining walls with allan block and they look good but im having a hard time estimating larger jobs does anyone have an idea of what to charge for install per sq foot as of now im just roughly estimating how many hours days it will take me and using my hourly rate but im not very acurate that way
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:49 AM
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oooh boy. stand back the daggers are gonna start flying. Subscribing so I can watch everyone rip this apart.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:09 PM
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So you think charging by the square foot is better than figuring out how many hours it actually takes you to build a wall?
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:39 PM
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well it works good for me with pavers so i thought that i could use this for atleast a cross refrence when im working out a quate im kinda new to landscaping i have a lawncare buis for ten years but have only landscsaped afew year before that with another company i didnt do any estimates or quates just the labour haha
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:40 PM
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$1/sq foot. every wall will be the same. easy access. same block. homeowner pays in full before the job.
cant wait for the rest of the replys. i think my prices are fair.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:19 AM
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I never know if these types of threads are for real or not. Back in Jan and Feb we had an All-So-Ethical Owner of another forum here, trying to lure LawnSite's members to his Pay-To-Enroll site. The same guy who a few recent years ago talked trash about the people here. And now he wants them at his stagnent site!

So now I'm waithin for his lap puppet, Mr. Ethical Humble Earth, the guy that told me how terrible of a person I am - to chime in like he did a few weeks ago and say "hey, here is a link to this Pay-to-Enroll......"



Mattb - no one can tell you what to charge. You have to learn through trial and error.

Also, do a search on this site. There is an enormous amount of threads here in unit pricing vs time and materials.



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Old 03-13-2011, 12:26 AM
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Mattb - no one can tell you what to charge.[B
You have to learn through trial and error[/B].,
I had to learn that way,but its by far the best way to learn, your back will never let you forget when you didnt bid a job high enough lol
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:36 AM
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I bid by per block
example say block cost $2.00 Labor $2.00 total price per block $4.00
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:47 AM
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I hate Allan Block !!!!

Sorry, just had to throw that in there for good measure.
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Old 03-13-2011, 07:25 AM
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I bid by per block
example say block cost $2.00 Labor $2.00 total price per block $4.00
So you bid a wall that's 150x1 the same as 50x3? That makes no sense and you should keep that kind of dangerous bidding to yourself.
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