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price for a stone wall

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by zmak, May 28, 2004.

  1. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    I have an estimate for a low stone wall 2 high this includes the first half buried. It will run along the driveway up to the front bed ,
    then almost entirely around the house 180 ' total. Then the same around the pool approx. 100' the cost of the stone is 1.85.
    There is the usual bull that goes along like 4 in of 3/4 in stone that will have to be moved back so the stone can be leveled and layed. Any help would be appreciated. With these measurements it is about 560 stones to be layed. windsor stone about 10 lbs each.
  2. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 692

    I charge $10.50 per stone layed My Price would be $5880.00 plus tax .07 = $6291.60
  3. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    what do you think about the customer wanting to bring in the stone and just charging labor to install.

    JKOOPERS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,259

    then you lose out on money . we charge by the sq ft . $20 for a wall like that since its not very high i would bid that at $3700. if it were higher i would charge $19 per sq ft
  5. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    yeah I figured out a price and gave it to the home owner

    total 3920.00
    if they want to bring in the stone 2900.00
  6. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    when it comes to stuff like that I hardly ever move very much on the price. For example, lets say you price labor and materials out at $5000, if they want to bring in the stones I will only knock down the price to $4500. Thats all. It basically makes them choose to spend the extra $500 and have them all delivered by you, or they have to do and get them, trip after trip. They usually will pay that $500 more
  7. zmak

    zmak LawnSite Member
    Messages: 58

    good idea going to tell them that see what happens

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