wall pricing

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by mags, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. mags

    mags LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I am going to bid a job for a wall approx. 3foot high by 25 foot long ,it is along a driveway that they are going to get paved eventually . They have a sandstone wall there now that is falling apart ,they want the new wall moved back a couple of feet so they can pull two cars down side by side. What do you guys think I should bid this at using average price interlock block . The wall is more for looks and is really not holding soil back ,I am going to put in drainage. Thanks
  2. Budlightshooter

    Budlightshooter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    sq ft x 1,00000000000000.00 should get you close
  3. Bru75

    Bru75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    We need a new category called "Dude, what should I charge?" so all of these posts will be in one place.
    Not to pick on you, Mags, but this type of question always has the same answer: only you can decide what you should charge.
  4. Budlightshooter

    Budlightshooter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    yeah what he said...not to be a cheesed ck about it thats excally the point....find out your sq ft, find your overhead and profit margins and pending on desperate you are thats where you should be.....but thats something you only can choose cuz your in a different market than all of us!
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 41,988

    I at least double my materials cost and play it by ear. If I want the job real bad if I'm slow, I'll take a little less then 40%-50%. If it's a hard job and I need to hire somebody for the day, then I'll try to get 50%-60% over materials.
  6. Moneypit

    Moneypit LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    worst advise ever
  7. Green Side Up!

    Green Side Up! LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    Most likely, If you can't figure out how to estimate a project you might think about passing on the project.
  8. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

  9. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 463

    We use a JD retaining wall placer so we'll knocked out a couple of a day. Its a costly machine but with Igor running it we've the world by the tail.
  10. ajslands

    ajslands LawnSite Silver Member
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