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3260 face ft Fieldstone wall

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by LawnsRUsInc., Mar 29, 2007.

  1. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    Well working out my bid pretty much almost done the wall is 326' x 10' already excavated just ready for retaining wall what would you think for the job or price
  2. solly4

    solly4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    I normally get $175 a ton. I dont charge by the face foot for boulder walls. For this size wall id I could only get about $100-$125 a ton. So around $35-$40,000. The excavating is the quick part. So you are really not saving too much $ there. Questions though---easy access to the job? Can the boulders be direct shipped by semi? 10' is a high reach, have to rent a machine? All things to consider. Good luck.
  3. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    I have back hoe with thumb and large skid loader. access is great its to hold up ground around a semi building. lol

    also whats ur guesstimate on the tons needed i was thinking 300 but its hard since some of these boulders could weigh in at 500lbs a piece
  4. cgland

    cgland LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    Just remember, @ 10' high your base will have to be around 4' wide...so it will be a 6' wide footer. This wall will also need a decent batter and a large drainage zone. A 10' tall natural stone wall is something that should be engineered, so unless you are bidding off of a set of engineered plans you are in over your head. Way too much liability to think you can just build it without a stamp.

  5. Cantona

    Cantona LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I have to agree with Chris too much liability without and engineer. I have to stop some of my account managers all the time that just see the big commissions and try to bid stuff over their heads. Countless jobs in this area are falling apart without a stamp on it and companies are being sued left and right.
  6. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    ahh yea i might have to go that route

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