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Old 07-14-2015, 03:52 PM
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First time doing a retaining wall this BIG. help

Hi there,

was just asked to replace a retaining wall that was built from telephone polls chopped into 3 ft sections and post pounded into the ground. They want to go with either interlock or armour stone. its accessible for a mini ex or skid steer to make it in the backyard. 50ft ACROSS 25ft UP 3 FT HIGH . I have never done a retaining wall this big before, I have asked a few of the old guys around here and they suggested for every 10ft he chargers $2500 plus material. Anyone have any thoughts about this?

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Old 07-14-2015, 08:42 PM
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May want to pass if you don't know how to do it and don't know how to price it. Askin on this site (or any site) is a touchy and personal question that often gets ignored.....
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:15 AM
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Not necessarily looking for a dollar price, just ideas and opinions. I appreciate any kind of feed back including yours - may want to pass on this one if im not sure how to price it. I have done small retaining walls just nothing this big. I have considered maybe subbing it out and being apart of the job still so I can see how they would do it
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:29 AM
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Best bet is to find a mfg Rep to help you. He might help you find an experienced contractor that you can sub the job
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:18 AM
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Lots of topics and posts on this topic. Many from myself. I suggest you do some searching on this forum. Feel free to search by my user name. Pretty sure you'll find content from me that will help you
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:06 AM
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Calculate actual cost of materials
Block, gravel, sand, sealer, delivery charges , rentals etc...

Calculate actual dumping cost.

Calculate how much time you think it will take your crew to do the job based on accessibility etc... and calculate their hourly pay + 20% for SS., workers comp etc....

Add it all together.

This is what it costs YOU to do the job.( if your estimated time on job is accurate ) Charge more than this amount........good luck!
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Old 07-22-2015, 08:29 PM
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Calculate actual cost of materials
Block, gravel, sand, sealer, delivery charges , rentals etc...

Calculate actual dumping cost.

Calculate how much time you think it will take your crew to do the job based on accessibility etc... and calculate their hourly pay + 20% for SS., workers comp etc....

Add it all together.

This is what it costs YOU to do the job.( if your estimated time on job is accurate ) Charge more than this amount........good luck!
I wish SS, Comp and etc was only 20%... Plus you need profit and overhead.
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