I need a check for my own sanity. We have a job requiring the removal of an existing 2' high retaining wall about 35 lineal feet long. A new retaining wall needs to be put in that is 75lf in length. Half of that length will be 4 blocks + cap in height while the other half will be 2 blocks in height + cap. This new retaining wall will be ~6' in front of the new wall so fill dirt will need to be placed in behind the new wall (only along ~17' of the existing wall). There will be a total of 4 45 degree turns. This will butt up against a foundation. Oh ya, total square footage of wall surface is about 140 square feet, which is roughly how many blocks will be installed. My materiasl cost for the 3/4 modified, 3/4 clean , and 3/8" red stone for 'inside' the retaining wall (~600sf), block, pins, caps, landscape fabric comes out to a little over 2k. I have to rent a mini-ex for the wall demolition and digging for the new footer. I will have my mini-skid (soon to be purchased) in place for the entire install for transporting all the stone and block from the driveway which is about 50' from the start of the wall. I'll also have my plate compactor (again, soon to be purchased) there for all the compaction of fill, base, and drainage stone. I'm figuring a machine fee of 1.2k I'm figuring 4 solid 9hr days for three guys. One day on mini-ex to rip out wall, dig for new footing, install base footing. I figured second day we'd start laying the block and bringing in the fill. I estimate to get two courses on the lower half completed and part of the third course. Day three would be laying the bottom course on the upper wall (continuation of 3rd course on lower wall) and finishing block late that afternoon. Day four would be capping, cleanup, and repairing the turf we damaged. Does this sound ridiculous or way off the mark. I know a lot depends on experience...which I have limited in hardscaping. However, I have already install two of these walls utilizing this product...the one was only 3 courses + cap and about 40 lineal feet with two 90 degree smooth turns. Took me and my partner about 2 days...haven't finished yet...still have to cut and glue caps... My estimate was going to be for 7.8k. What does everyone/anyone think? Thats ~$55/sf of wall. Not sure if anyone prices this way, I know thats how some price the wooden retaining walls.