15x4 foot wall

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by LuckyFlyinROUSH, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Drainage too right? Already have a tamper?
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  2. LuckyFlyinROUSH

    LuckyFlyinROUSH LawnSite Member
    from MO
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    Drainage I actually had a question on. Would you route it under the wall, or around the side...but keep in mind that later on he may decide to extend the wall to along the rest of the deck so around the side would get dug up and have to be moved as well.
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    how bout filter fabric?

    and drain tubing?

    and aggregate for the drainage chimney?

  4. danblaze

    danblaze LawnSite Member
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    i have never entered into a discussion on this forum before but i really hate reading post after post from DVS attacking peoples way of explaining things. who cares if someone says bid or quote or estimate. you clearly have a succesful business and you do some amazing work and for all that i applaud you but who care how someone states something. you arent better than any one person on here. sometimes i see your very helpful but others just a d***head. i give bids because with all the jack asses out there i might as well be at an auction. jesus, just help or dont help. ive even seen you comment about how good someones photography is. get a life. go get laid. but stop being an a**hole man
  5. southern79

    southern79 LawnSite Member
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    Have you figured removal time and disposal of the current wall?
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  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're very observant. Thanks for being a fan :)

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  7. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I would want 500 just to clean the area up first before I even started the wall and what is the wall for I can see no reason for it.
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  8. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It is important to understand the most basic business terminology

    Bids - you indicate the price you'd charge to build something or do some work that has been clearly defined by a potential customer.

    Estimates - you approximate the price you'd charge to do less-clearly defined work, based on whatever limited information is available.

    Proposals - you interpret a potential customer's loosely expressed wishes, specify in detail how you'd meet their needs and how much you'd charge to do it the way you're proposing.

    Contracts - a binding agreement between you and a customer, complete with caveats and contingency plans explaining who must do what to hold up their end of the bargain.
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  9. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    A proposal that has been accepted then becomes a contract
  10. ZibaServices

    ZibaServices LawnSite Member
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    Nobody on this site can calculate what price your company should bid a job because only you know what your overhead will be and the capabilities of your crew. When I bid a job I price the materials, estimate the time we will be on the job, factor in what my overhead will be (vehicle usage, equipment usage, fuel cost, misc, etc.) factor in a contingency based on what I think my risk exposure is (i.e. running into unforeseen costs), and finally add in the profit my company needs to make the job worth my time so to speak. If I do not get a contract on the job then one of two things must be happening: Either we will be out doing other jobs that are generating the profit I desire so there is no reason for me to exhaust my resources on a job a customer is not willing to pay for. Or there are other companies out there who have become more efficient with their resources than myself, I can no longer keep a full schedule and I need to reevaluate my overhead, labor expense, marketing strategy, etc. Find the deficiency and mitigate the problem or I would ultimately go out of business.

    If I am missing something someone please fill me in but as a business owner I feel it is my responsibility to have confidence when I bid that I was fair in my pricing to both the client and my company. I hope that when I loose a bid to another company it was because they did a better job of selling the product or their company than myself and to the victor goes the spoils.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2013

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