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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bobcatnj, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    bidding 2 retaining walls going down the side of a drive that is going to be free standing with double faced keystone country manner 6in block with a 3in cap.30 feet on each side with 6 rows of 6in block with 3 in cap (39in total height). the wall is going to have a a curve from both entrances of the driveway. i came up with 8200.00. what do you think?
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    those blocks will not give you a 39 inch finished height...
    you have not accounted for the buried portion.

    but for the materials you listed that sounds close to what we would charge.

    our average cost with that wall would be $8400.00
     
  3. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes i know, i've added in the row in the ground
     
  4. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
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    from a square footage price it sounds like a decent price, but you have to dig two trenches, install base for 2 walls and level 2 separate base courses. I w3ould imagine that you also are going to have to match the radius on both walls or at least make it look good. That seems like a lot of work and maybe you can charge some more for the extra work.
    Of course, I don't know what your overhead is, your cost of labor, site access and other important issues that need to be factored into a price.
     
  5. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    is that number reflected in the 39" height?

    if not i would add another 1K$
     
  6. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj LawnSite Senior Member
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    yes its in the 39in
     

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