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pricing on 6x6 retaining walls?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by amphibiascapes, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. amphibiascapes

    amphibiascapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    Whats the average rate for installing 6x6 retaing walls?
  2. lawnGUYnMD

    lawnGUYnMD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 72

    What type of land are you doing it on is there gonna be alot of prep. What are you using to do it. etc. need to offer more details.
  3. amphibiascapes

    amphibiascapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    This is a quote for a building contractor on multiple jobsites. Clay would be my guess on the soil.
  4. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 819

    6x6 railroad ties are about $12 a face ft. Ties them selves are about $3 a linear ft

  5. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    Don't think you'll want to use ties...
  6. amphibiascapes

    amphibiascapes LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    the specs are for 6x6 treated lumber!!
  7. earthtool

    earthtool LawnSite Member
    Posts: 115

    Welcome to the site amphibiascape.
    Your question leads to so many other questions that it might be best if you go into a lot more detail about this project.
    Some questions that would be of some interest...
    Height of wall
    Soil Class
    Dead Men
    Static load pressure
    Surgharge behind the wall
    Will your design meet ASTM C 1300 specs

    Some of the other folks here might want to add a few more items.
    I am just scrathing the surface.
    Give us some detailed info or photos of this project, I am sure we can help you with a bid.
    If you have not figured your cost of doing business.....you might want to have some of those figures ready also.
    Because those cost vary from region to region some of us may not agree on your rate.
  8. bottlefed89

    bottlefed89 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    Yea, but I saw where someone else gave the price of ties. Ties aren't acceptable in many places, and are ugly.

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