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Old 11-02-2012, 08:11 AM
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Here is a before pic. I am having a problem getting it to load the others so I will post when I get it figured out.

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:14 AM
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This pic is actually where I am removing all the dirt. The new wall from this point will be 30' father back and running running back into the hill and then down to where this pic was taken. We are adding more parking space because this property does not have hardly any.
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:08 PM
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she's gonna blow!!! that at that thing bow...

and fudge wall huh?
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:46 AM
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last wall i did was just at 100g. engineering- versa loks guy was 3600. geotech guy who i did not pay but someone paid, had to be close to that amount as well.

guess it depends on your SFF but 5g seems pretty realistic.
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Old 11-03-2012, 12:50 AM
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personally even at 60 a SFF i cant make enough money to cover the headaches of retaining walls vs easy landscaping.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:26 AM
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Here is a before pic. I am having a problem getting it to load the others so I will post when I get it figured out.

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It you're replacing the wall in the pic - you're screwed. Definitely needs engineered no ifs or buts about it. To even consider doing wall to replace the one in the pic with no engineering is flat out incompetent. You are probably hating me right now. I'm sorry, but I can't say anything encouraging based on all I've read and based on the wall in the pic you posted.

My employees have done tons of walls. Installed a gazillion pavers. But they're not qualified to be contractors as they know nothing about WHY engineering is necessary. They know nothing about liability and Lawsuits. They dont even know anything about drafting a detailed, fair contract. You say you build all sorts of walls. So have my immigrant staff.

I would love to see your contract in its entirety for this job.

A scary job for a rookie to have going into winter. If you didn't price it right and you run out of dinero - you may not have any money after the job is complete to pay Your home heating bill.

As simon cowell Used fo say - You're not going to Hollywood

Pictures and threads like this have given me an idea for launching a forum geared towards beginner hardscapers. An idea that's been in my head for about a year now. I even have a simple and easy to remember domain name in my head . I just don't know if I want the head ache of moderating.

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Old 11-03-2012, 12:46 PM
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DVS, I thought you were the moderator? lol. Maybe the thread title should have read, FIRST job.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:06 PM
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Here are some pics of the progress. The project is coming along on schedule and we will be laying block by Wednesday at the latest. We have about 30' for excavating work to complete tomorrow since it rained here last night and today. We will have that done by noon and be onto getting the base down. I will post more pics of the completed project which should be done this week or maybe the first of next week.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:30 AM
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It was a nasty, wet day yesterday here in Indiana.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:46 PM
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Are you dumping that stone on site too? Nice excavator
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