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Old 05-22-2014, 06:52 PM
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Seat Wall Labor rate

What's the going rate these days? It's been 2-3 years since I've done one as I've been focused on just mowing in that time since my father retired from the biz.

The blocks are $3.25. Then you add glue, tax, delivery. So, I figure $4 a block for material. This wall will be going right on top of an existing patio so there will be no digging involved.

$8 a block? $9 a block? $10 a block?
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25-30$ per sq ft of face, in ny
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:31 PM
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Ok. So, standard is around 24 inches high (although some people opt for 4 inches shorter at 20 inches).

The customers says his patio is 15x17x13 times 2 times $30. I'm not sure that will even cover the material cost.

That can't be right.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:08 PM
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Ok. So, standard is around 24 inches high (although some people opt for 4 inches shorter at 20 inches).

The customers says his patio is 15x17x13 times 2 times $30. I'm not sure that will even cover the material cost.

That can't be right.
How long is the wall going to be? 13 ft?
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:52 AM
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How long is the wall going to be? 13 ft?
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45 feet long apparently. I'll know for sure today. I'll also know if the guy wants columns or not.
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I'd be careful if you are putting these on existing concrete. What is going to keep the blocks stabilized...adhesive? We were presented the same idea from a potential client. We did not feel comfortable setting the blocks just on concrete. Usually on a seat wall, you have a block in the ground to stabilize the wall. I see this as an initial quick fix but a headache later. Just some food for thought
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Ok. So, standard is around 24 inches high (although some people opt for 4 inches shorter at 20 inches).

The customers says his patio is 15x17x13 times 2 times $30. I'm not sure that will even cover the material cost.

That can't be right.
At 30$ per face foot a wall that is 45 ft long and 2 ft high would cost 2700$
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:38 PM
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I'd be careful if you are putting these on existing concrete. What is going to keep the blocks stabilized...adhesive? We were presented the same idea from a potential client. We did not feel comfortable setting the blocks just on concrete. Usually on a seat wall, you have a block in the ground to stabilize the wall. I see this as an initial quick fix but a headache later. Just some food for thought
Done several on existing patios. My father has one on his. No issues. Especially since it will be backed by dirt and mulch.

The wall ended up being 38 foot long by 5 block high (20 inches). Just $700 in material with delivery. These walls are easy as pie. Looks like he wants an paver patio on top of the existing patio now too, though. So, a 6th layer will have to be added to the seat wall.
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Done several on existing patios. My father has one on his. No issues. Especially since it will be backed by dirt and mulch.

The wall ended up being 38 foot long by 5 block high (20 inches). Just $700 in material with delivery. These walls are easy as pie. Looks like he wants an paver patio on top of the existing patio now too, though. So, a 6th layer will have to be added to the seat wall.

Paver patio onto of concrete? eww.

Ive done bull nose coping for pools before but all sorts of issues with those pavers not sitting in a leveling course of 1" sand.

maybe he should get the existing concrete refaced with stamped concrete.
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