Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job
If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.

Retaining wall


Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job

If you need help coming up with a bid for a lawn care, landscaping, tree cutting or irrigation job, post the specifics here and pictures of the job site. If you are looking to learn about bidding, review the jobs posted here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-07-2012, 10:37 AM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 905
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default Retaining wall

I am to give an estimate to put in a retaining wall along a driveway. How should one be installed? I never did one before, not sure I want to, but what does it entail?
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 08-07-2012, 11:06 AM
xandrew245x xandrew245x is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 648
Rep Power: 3
xandrew245x is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by jymie View Post
I am to give an estimate to put in a retaining wall along a driveway. How should one be installed? I never did one before, not sure I want to, but what does it entail?
I have installed a retaining wall for my mom...your going to be getting into a good bit of work.

Im not a pro or anything, I learned mostly how to do it from the internet. I dug out the area the wall was going to be placed in, put stone down tamped and leveled it. I layed out a string so I had a straight line to follow. I put down the first layer of block, which in the end was slightly underground for the base. I then just layed the other blocks on top until I got to the top tier which I glued on.
__________________

Carlisle Lawn Care
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-07-2012, 12:42 PM
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes's Avatar
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Gettysburg PA
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 3
Caskey Lawns & Landscapes is on a distinguished road
Default

There are alot of different factors concerning retaining walls, liability being number one, If you can , talk with someone that does this regularly before you try to bid it...Good luck....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-07-2012, 01:23 PM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Dont tackle this unless you know what your doing. Like was stated above there are a ton of factors that could be an issue. How much of a slope are you putting the wall against. Do you need rebar? Depending on size and severity of slope it it could be a tough job. Dont do it if you dont know whats up. It could make you look really bad and could lead to major problems.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-07-2012, 01:34 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,850
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I am to give an estimate to put in a retaining wall along a driveway.
How long and how high would it be?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-07-2012, 05:51 PM
jymie's Avatar
jymie jymie is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hamburg New York
Posts: 905
Rep Power: 7
jymie is on a distinguished road
Default

I have not done measurements as yet, looks like a wall already exists, they want to replace this wall, just looking for an estimate to do it.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=8719+W...,97.29,,1,5.11
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-07-2012, 06:34 PM
Hedgemaster Hedgemaster is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 2,772
Rep Power: 0
Hedgemaster is on a distinguished road
Default

My back hurts just thinking about it.

I wish I could help. I did a small "garden wall" in my back yard and it turned out well - hasn't moved at all. I don't have any really good advice except that the base is critical. Once that is prepped right and absolutely level, the rest is fairly easy.

Gravel and maybe some landscape fabric behind the wall for drainage.

Sorry, not a wealth of info, I know.


There's good money in walls, and nearly every single home in my area has some sort of retaining wall, but they aren't something I want to do.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-07-2012, 07:12 PM
wat5150 wat5150 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 604
Rep Power: 0
wat5150 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hedgemaster View Post
My back hurts just thinking about it.

I wish I could help. I did a small "garden wall" in my back yard and it turned out well - hasn't moved at all. I don't have any really good advice except that the base is critical. Once that is prepped right and absolutely level, the rest is fairly easy.

Gravel and maybe some landscape fabric behind the wall for drainage.

Sorry, not a wealth of info, I know.


There's good money in walls, and nearly every single home in my area has some sort of retaining wall, but they aren't something I want to do.
Base is critical no doubt. How much earth is behind the wall?? If there is a lot of material behind the wall depending on where you are you have to worry about frost heaves( expansion and contraction),you need to have some kind of support. I mean if its just a tiny wall then its not so critical to support it but you want to do it right.

Last edited by wat5150; 08-07-2012 at 07:21 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-08-2012, 11:18 AM
Grass Doctor Grass Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: san antonio tx
Posts: 407
Rep Power: 3
Grass Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default for u my friend just an idea

Attached Images
File Type: jpg retaining-wall.jpg (17.4 KB, 3 views)
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-08-2012, 12:33 PM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

That wall doesnt look to technical. Your looking at about 6-8 man hours just to tear the old wall down. Dump fees for the stone. A lot of places wont take construction material and when they do its around $100 a ton. It will take a couple trips to dump and pick up. Then you still have the install and materials. Step one as always is measuring the wall.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Retaining wall Apex Lawn & Landscape Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 2 07-02-2012 09:11 PM
Retaining wall job anplandscaping Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes 4 08-23-2011 10:07 PM
retaining wall anplandscaping Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 3 05-22-2011 09:35 PM
Retaining wall help! JP Landscaping Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 5 05-27-2010 06:35 AM
Retaining Wall, Driveway MattW Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 3 10-24-2009 05:29 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
Yesterday 10:58 PM
Yesterday 10:58 PM
by breadcrumb
0 27
FREE Custom Website...
breadcrumb
Yesterday 10:55 PM
Yesterday 10:55 PM
by breadcrumb
0 19
Greetings from above! (...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 05:29 PM
Yesterday 05:29 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
0 33
Fencing help
Knaubone
Yesterday 02:36 PM
Yesterday 02:36 PM
by Knaubone
0 33
Just Quit?
ringahding1
01-30-2015 06:23 AM
Yesterday 08:50 AM
by rmccutchan
9 219
Landscapers from hell!!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 03:55 PM
Yesterday 08:17 AM
by jrs.landscaping
4 164
French gardener owner's...
didgreen
01-30-2015 09:10 AM
Yesterday 02:25 AM
by didgreen
3 115
Thanks for all the posts
WheatGrass
01-30-2015 06:38 AM
Yesterday 01:29 AM
by WheatGrass
2 106
hows it going.
uppercut
01-30-2015 05:01 AM
01-30-2015 11:16 PM
by uppercut
3 118
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
01-30-2015 11:11 PM
by uppercut
2 99
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
01-30-2015 10:26 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
15 902
adding something new...
veteranslawncaresystems
01-28-2015 12:13 AM
01-30-2015 09:15 PM
by veteranslawncaresystems
6 222
Crunch time 2015!
Chilehead
01-29-2015 08:57 PM
01-30-2015 07:51 PM
by Chilehead
2 116
Government contracts
avetslawncare
11-15-2014 08:50 AM
01-30-2015 07:46 PM
by Chilehead
11 928
Lost my @#$ blower
stevef1201
01-11-2015 08:31 AM
01-30-2015 04:47 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 493
whats this briggs?
uppercut
01-30-2015 12:40 AM
01-30-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
1 79
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 12:18 PM
01-30-2015 02:36 PM
by Hard-Body lawn & garden
1,202 364,086
Lawn Mowing -...
ringahding1
01-30-2015 07:05 AM
01-30-2015 07:05 AM
by ringahding1
0 56
TaskEasy & Plowz & Mowz...
jrwalker333
01-25-2015 01:02 PM
01-29-2015 08:14 PM
by lxarth
8 309
Contact last years...
googus
01-28-2015 09:13 AM
01-29-2015 02:29 PM
by Steve
6 275
Looking for advice on...
berryjam
01-21-2015 07:37 PM
01-29-2015 02:21 PM
by Steve
15 529
New to the forum
LCRobert
01-26-2015 10:21 PM
01-29-2015 09:11 AM
by ringahding1
7 249
What happened to Better...
Steve
01-27-2014 04:07 PM
01-28-2015 12:26 PM
by Steve
21 3,251
Lawn care truck
Steve
10-10-2009 03:40 AM
01-28-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
44 16,144
Bidding to get other work
Rodriguez11
07-21-2011 11:52 PM
01-28-2015 12:08 PM
by Steve
29 9,518
How many contracts...
5StarLawnscaping
01-12-2015 03:51 PM
01-28-2015 11:04 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
10 652
"Part Timers", "Low...
doug1980
06-10-2009 12:55 PM
01-27-2015 09:01 PM
by jrs.landscaping
43 10,432
Is anyone doing mosquito...
BWild
01-27-2015 12:30 PM
01-27-2015 07:24 PM
by avetslawncare
4 185
New to group
ron@alpine
01-27-2015 08:45 AM
01-27-2015 01:29 PM
by Steve
1 153
please Help with none...
Lawnboyman1170
01-09-2015 09:46 AM
01-27-2015 01:27 PM
by Steve
13 844
does this sound good or...
Bradcook21
01-22-2015 09:24 AM
01-27-2015 07:42 AM
by ringahding1
9 382
second year advise
cmdlawncare
01-23-2015 06:22 PM
01-27-2015 07:31 AM
by ringahding1
6 322
need advise
rawssrob
02-23-2010 02:45 PM
01-23-2015 06:40 PM
by cmdlawncare
7 2,665
New to forum
ROB N
01-23-2015 08:35 AM
01-23-2015 01:53 PM
by Steve
1 212
Extending the life of...
rmccutchan
01-17-2015 12:37 AM
01-23-2015 01:43 PM
by Steve
8 458
osceola lawn service
jasa@wildblue.net
01-22-2015 03:23 PM
01-23-2015 01:38 PM
by Steve
1 222
Tax Question
Wolf4dk
01-20-2015 01:11 AM
01-22-2015 02:28 PM
by Steve
4 366
Billy Goat Vac
Mr. Mow
01-19-2015 07:42 AM
01-22-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
6 350
Property Pricing
GVL
01-19-2015 02:46 PM
01-21-2015 02:18 PM
by Steve
5 409
Landscapers Source For...
breadcrumb
01-16-2015 02:44 PM
01-21-2015 05:55 AM
by breadcrumb
14 580
Hoa advice
Bradcook21
01-16-2015 09:36 PM
01-20-2015 04:30 PM
by Steve
4 393
My Invention
biglee
01-11-2015 07:51 PM
01-20-2015 10:16 AM
by biglee
16 728
How to beat the pre pay...
stansg1fresh
01-13-2015 04:33 PM
01-19-2015 03:38 PM
by ringahding1
3 468
Hello from Md
homey
12-17-2014 06:55 PM
01-19-2015 01:37 PM
by Steve
12 1,284
Hi from Illinois
burtle
01-02-2015 09:46 PM
01-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Steve
3 632
Hello from SW FL!!
5StarLawnscaping
12-05-2014 02:35 PM
01-19-2015 01:20 PM
by Steve
14 1,579
Another Illinoisan.....
barhopper
01-11-2015 05:38 PM
01-16-2015 04:29 PM
by Steve
10 548
marketing with pizza...
apmAkron
01-15-2015 09:57 AM
01-15-2015 06:29 PM
by Steve
4 364
CRM and Quickbooks?
5StarLawnscaping
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
01-15-2015 08:06 AM
by 5StarLawnscaping
0 289
New Member, Indiana Iraq...
Timbo
07-14-2011 09:44 AM
01-14-2015 06:14 PM
by Steve
10 3,877
» Popular Tags
4wd 4x4 aerocore apartment bid apartment lawn care estimate applying auger billy goat brushcutter blades bush deliquentaccounts design ditches employee problems equipment rental estimate ferris flyers foreman four wheel drive google gopherhaul growing a lawn care business hiring husqvarna introduction jobs john deere quik trac landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care seo lawn care website lawn care website seo lawn mowing managing a lawn care business marketing mr dave mulch per hour service podcast pricing pto push versus ride reo running a business seo shell small engine repair snow plowing square foot starting a lawn care business steep lawns steve sulky theft toro toro grand stand trailer tree trimmer rack up sell employee walk behind web design website design
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy