Gabion Wall Pricing

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by icex, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is there a way to cut a road / path down there and get a bigger skid steer in there?
    You might spend a day or two doing it but save 5 on the back side.
     
  2. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have some pictures of the project. I'll upload them. Hold on.
     
  3. xc2010

    xc2010 LawnSite Member
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    Then it should be simple (Estimated hours to complete X Labor rate)=Fixed cost

    Edit: Fixed labor cost
     
  4. 1idejim

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    I have done some work with them, last time was 25 years back i think. it boils down to a lot of hand work.

    Gabions used to come in pieces and you assembled them with no.9 galv wire.

    The cobble had to be hand sorted and placed where there was basicaly no voids.

    I would use a demo hammer with a rod driver to put the 7/8" steel in.

    The hand labor can be the killer.

    If you have any inspections/inspectors they can make or break these jobs.

    I dont remember what size we used offhand
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  5. Duekster

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    The 304CCR is a decent sized machine. I would look at breaking up that cinder block wall and using it as part of the gabion fill.
     
  6. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
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    The pictures won't upload for some reason, but the engineer says gabion rock (4-6 inchs) must be used.
     
  7. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    I could not imagine some of those gabion cages I have seen being hand filled.
     
  8. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
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    The engineer said we should fill the gabion baskets by hand, but I do not see it possible to move 208 ton of a rock by hand.
     
  9. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
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    It will be an interesting project. Keep in mind the risk reward aspect. More risk the more reward you need. Do not bid this as straight hours. I am sure there will be some site restoration needed even if it is not in the contract.
     
  10. Duekster

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    If you use those super bags, you can open the bottom and kind of spread the rock around. You can then sort through moving the rocks around to different baskets. Repeat until all are full.
     

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