need input on bid for 8 inch garden wall install

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fishman644, May 6, 2004.

  1. fishman644

    fishman644 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    customer is ordering all materials and having them delivered. there is a about 90 ft of wall 2 brick high that she wants installed with 8 inch block. the soil is sand so it will be easy digging. i was thinking of a price of $800 . all she needs is someone to install. any input on this would be appreciated
  2. dmbmikee

    dmbmikee LawnSite Member
    Messages: 84

    $800 is exactly what I would go with. Warning though, I'm not that experienced with bidding out jobs, and I have a tendency to do the job for less than what 'big' companies would charge.
  3. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    Remember that of all activities when it comes to walls, setting the base takes THE LONGEST!

    We did a job last fall, two walls, total of about 90 lineal feet. One was 7-8 courses tall, the other was 3-4 tall. Took my boss about 2 1/2-3 days to set all of the base course. He may be more picky on levelness than you are, I dunno, but setting the base takes a while. After the base is set, everything else is pretty much a breeze....

  4. fishman644

    fishman644 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    im pretty quality conscious. i like to do things the right way the first time so there wont be a second time at my cost on my time. you could say im a perfectionist. i dont advertise and dont need to . i have to turn alot of work away because i cannot find any help that is worth a f&%k. whats the sense in paying someone to do the job when you have to go back and do it over?
  5. Ice_Gargoylle

    Ice_Gargoylle LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 60

    if you can...find out what type she is getting...usual is from 3-5 dollars / brick. for prefab walls: i usually double whatever the material is for labor plus any material needed.

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