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? Charge to remove brick wall

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Keith4216, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Keith4216

    Keith4216 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 100

    What are thoughts on price to take this brick wall down and away? What tool? Jackhammer? Mini excavators with thumb? Its single row brick. 65ft long.

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  2. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Couldn't see much of your pic in the attachment but I'm pretty sure I could demo the wall with just a sledgehammer. It still looks pretty level and sound so I'm guessing it has a good foundation under it. Thats going to be the kicker and If thats the case plan on renting a jackhammer.
     
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    Keith4216

    Keith4216 LawnSite Member
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    The foundation can stay possibly. Going to put a few inches of top soil in the area and sod. Could hammer but I like power tools so my guys can get out of bed the next day. Lol
     
  4. Mac-s Lawn & Snow

    Mac-s Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 463

    Does anyone around you rent mini-skids with jackhammer attachments? One of those and you should be able to knock the whole job out in 5 or 6 hours.
     
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    Keith4216

    Keith4216 LawnSite Member
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    I can rent whatever is best for the job. I know my rental, dump and labor cost. Just wondering what others would charge for such a job. The hourly rate of this compared to raking leaves isn't the same to me.
     
  6. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Gold Member
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    May consider a skid, that wall will most like come out in large chunks. We did one a few years ago, that was like 80’ except
    It was cinder block and it was a retaining wall.
    We used a mini ex and a skid, took a solid day.
    Be sure to take the concrete to a crusher, it’ll be way cheaper than a landfill.
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    Keith4216

    Keith4216 LawnSite Member
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    What kinda money did you charge?
     
  8. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think it ended up being a little under 10 grand but we re-did the yard and but some emerald arbs in along with drain tile
     
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  9. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't know what I'd charge for that. But I think I'd cut the wall up in sections then just remove it with a mini ex.
     
  10. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
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    Green cinderblock wall filled solid with concrete was down and gone before lunch.

    $3000 (including trucking and dump fees)

    I would use exactly what’s pictured here.

    then a bucket with thumb for clean up
    Just need the one machine
    Not two
     
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