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Old 04-09-2012, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by crazymike View Post
For a first time, you will spend at least a day leveling your first course with no changes in elevation. It takes time and patience and unless you have done it before, it's going to take a while.

That wall steps up in multiple areas. You will also need more blocks by the looks of it. Make sure you look into this before you start in case you can't get exact matching colors. It's going to look silly if you have to use all new blocks on the top tier and they're a shade off.. You're better to blend it in somewhere like around a corner.
Thanks for the info.. There is more block that Is not shown in the photos that I have access to.

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Old 04-09-2012, 11:39 PM
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Experienced two days no problem, you no experience 5 days. Charge for three days labor, that's fair, I mean cost materials is your problem, you can figure that out easy. I don't like the fact of garden wall being stacked so high, the caps on that garden wall look terrible your caps probably won't fit once you cut in your curve. Other than that have at it.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Lawn-Scapes View Post
Really.. 5 days with 3 guys? How do you figure?

I'm seeing the first day.. remove the wall, dig the trench and have most of the base in. Second day re-stack, drainage, and back fill.

Anyone else care to comment?
REALLY!? Do you know who the hell DVS is!?
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:24 AM
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You talk about giving the customer a fair price.....if you loose your ass to this job and you will if you think 2 days. Will the customer give you a fair wage if you you go over you allowed time frame?
Think about this all the plants need to be moved and replanted or cut back for the grid if you plan on using it!
Are you going to dig out the base by hand or with a minni? You renting that? Rock-will you be using a wheele barrow to move it or back the truck down in and use the minni?
You will have more than a 2 hrs of clean up & replant the shrubs and the plants. Re mulch if your doing that too..
DVS is right you should do 5 days or 4 long days to keep it under the 40 hrs..
If you don't like that then do a T/M with mark up not crazy about that but you would be covered. If you would like to give a fair price.. Remember this customer has a job and this is you business and if you fail they don't care or maybe they do but they will not pay for your bills and men just because they care. You need to worry about the company. Not a fair price. You price it to make money. If you don't mind me asking what would your mark up be 05%-10%-15%-20%-25%??
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