Retaing wall help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by childret, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. childret

    childret LawnSite Member
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    Going to give a bid for a customer who wants a retaining wall down one side of the property. I have done several retaining walls before but never this big. It is about 140 ft long and it has to be brought up about 2 ft. then backfilled. What type of block would be the best, with a cap, and what is the going rate for a retaing wall of that length? Been doing landscaping for 8 years but just dabbled in the hardscape business. I know I have to dig the footer and put down base. Just dont know what price I should throw out there. I am located in Florida. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    I think the going rates down there are slightly less than the rest of the country. I would say figure the cost of your block, drainage, and base materials and add about $0.35 per block. That should get you in the range for your area.
     
  3. Paver Gangster

    Paver Gangster LawnSite Member
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    $9.95 square foot. Make it a winter blow out sale.

    I would go to ncma.org and down load some Tek sheets before building this 140" wall on a "footer".
     
  4. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Too many variables --- but $55/ft2
     
  5. Total Landscape Solutions

    Total Landscape Solutions LawnSite Member
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  6. childret

    childret LawnSite Member
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    thaks total landscape ill make sure to submit that bid
     
  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would be at 19k. Don't forget to add in your submerged course.
     
  8. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thats funny cause I come up with 19100 under ideal conditions with no extras. We are a little further north so we have to dig our footers a little deeper with a little extra reenforcement. Plus our mixer is broken so we have to rent one. Thats a lot of bags for my guys to carry.
     
  9. childret

    childret LawnSite Member
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    wow thats a lot of money thanks for your help.....
     
  10. EuroStone

    EuroStone LawnSite Member
    from florida
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    heres the formula...140 x 2.5= 350 sqft x $25 [floridas avg rate] = $8750
    we use allen block and anchor wall. you can find detailed installation instructions on there web sites.
     

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