1k for labor only installation 42ft 3 ft high wall and 1ft high 36 ft wall?

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Old 09-20-15, 11:18 AM
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1k for labor only installation 42ft 3 ft high wall and 1ft high 36 ft wall.

This is with me helping, digging most of the trench for the first row.

I/ve done a Ton of research and was planning on doing it myself, but this is the guy who i had do my fertilization fertilization ( first time trying it this year).

He has a lot of experiance installing wall, and is ICPI and NCMA certified.


the behind the pool will be the 3ft wall, in front will be the 8-18" high wall (slope on wall in front of pool, pretty level for the wall behind the pool)

soil is pretty gravely. I'm going to be using Stonweall select. block is about 65lb ea, which will have to be filled with gravel. the tallest will be 4 levels, plus 4in cap.


Seems a little steep, but again, those of you who have done it may say that it is worth it.

what do you all think, do it myself, or pay the 1k with doing a lot of the work?

heres a sketch and a couple of pics where the wall will be installed.

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unrelated, why does doityourself.com make posting images such a pain? supposedly there is a way to post an image through a service like Photobucket, but I cant find that info!
 
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see if this helps - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html

With photobucket you can just post the link and it will take us there.
 
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I dont know if I did this right.

What I wanted to post 2 pic of the pool area, and 1 of a sketch of the project:











 
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the REAL questions is ' what do YOU think ? '
 
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I know this is not the same but let me tell you my wall experience. in the mid 90s my 60 ft long 6 foot high stone retaining wall fell and it was 5000 to put back up (of course they reuse the old stones lol). in 2005 my other wall exactly like this got an estimate (its slowly falling) and It was 15000 to take down and put back up. needless to say I did not do the 15000 and i'm sure its much higher now.

I know not apples to apples but 1000 for a 42 ft wall seems like rock bottom price to me!
 
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I think your contractor will be too busy to do this at that price. If not get hm started before he changes his mind.
 
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