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how much for a retaining wall?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by lawn crafters, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. lawn crafters

    lawn crafters LawnSite Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 440

    how much materials and labor would you charge for a 2.5 ft wall that is 50ft long?
  2. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Not a good question to ask here.
  3. PAPS Landscape Design

    PAPS Landscape Design LawnSite Member
    from us
    Messages: 81

    thats a big wall....
    I would charge $1,000,000.00 less 10% if they pay cash.
  4. shethinksmytractors_sexy

    shethinksmytractors_sexy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    id do it for a case of beer and a can of copenhagen!!!!
  5. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    These guys busting your chops is their way of telling you to provide more info. Obviously, a wall made of gold bars on top of Mt. Everest will cost more than a wall made of recycled concrete chunks in your back yard.

    You can start out by using the time-honored formula:

    Your desired hourly labor rate (high enough to cover overhead and profit) x # of hours you estimate the job will take + material costs + equipment costs + disposal costs + anything else I may have left out.
  6. wurkn with amish

    wurkn with amish LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    has anyone ever asked the lawn jocks why they list all their crap?
    I think their compensating for something!
  7. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    you would be around $4500 - $8000 depending on access type of block used and other factors such as how much digging and leveling needs to be done.

    The price can also be higher then $8000 depending on block being used. this is for a 50 x 3 wall.
  8. Hardscaping

    Hardscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    That is because then when someone sees that company they already know what they can steel from them and if nothing worth while they leave them alone.

    :cool2: Just joking but serious i wouldn't do it because i wouldn't want that to happen to me. Sure it is great to have it but nobody needs to know.
  9. Team-Green L&L

    Team-Green L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,775

    If I were you I would bid whatever the subcontractor wants plus 20% and keep cutting grass. Or you could also look into roofing, framing, foundations, and painting if you need work in a field you are not skilled in.
  10. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    Your sucha lowballer it would need to be a sleeve if anything.

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