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Need Advise

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by boxsky, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. boxsky

    boxsky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    My primary work is lawn care. I have a client who is looking for some shrub removal, fill, etc... He now tells me he would like block around the beds. I will need to go about 8-12 inches high. The wall will be about 150 feet long. Since this is the first time for me, what is the best way for a newbie to price it. Material + costs, material x 10, etc... For a seasoned person what is your time frame to lay this?

    Thanks for you advise.
  2. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    150' long wall is a hell of a long wall to practice on. I would not take this on for a first time job with out experience.
  3. boxsky

    boxsky LawnSite Member
    Messages: 178

    It's not one single wall. it 3 seperate. I just gave total length. I have done walls but never as part of the business, for my personal property. Over several weekends and did not time myself.
  4. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 843

    Make sure you have a line or laser cause if not it will look like sh!t. Also around here its $18-$28 a sq ft.
  5. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    Sounds like a nice little garden wall. Just do some reading on this site and you should be ok. I built walls like that when i was 16. Shoot for around 25 a face foot and you shouldn't loose your butt to bad on it. Just keep track of your time and everything so you can adjust your price for the next job.


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