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Old 07-08-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm a new member to DIY chatroom. I'm doing a retaining wall and paver patio for my Aunt. The wall is 34' L by 4' H and the patio is 20' by 14'. My question is what is a fair price to charge for my labor.

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Does she have a lot of money and how old is she?

If she has a lot of money and is old, be verry cheap and listen to every comment and complaint.

If she is ordinary in wealth, charge what you would normally do if you have other work to do.

Once you provide local labor and material costs you will get better pricing, especially if you sub out portions.

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Doyou have any experience in building a retaining wall & patio?
How tall of a retaining wall?
What work is involved?
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Doyou have any experience in building a retaining wall & patio?
How tall of a retaining wall?
What work is involved?
The OP mentioned that it was 4' high, which is probably too high for the block he will be using.

Dick, that's too funny! I may have to start using that system when estimating.

Ortizone, this probably isn't the right kind of forum for a question like that. Way too many variables involved. If you know what the materials cost & how much time you have into the project (or should have), you & your aunt need to put a value on what your time is worth.

PS, if you post this over on the sister/professional site to this site, be prepared to put your flame suit on!
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I must have missed where he said what type of block he will be using for the retaining wall
But the wall blocks seems to be what everyone uses
Or the PT 6x6 or bigger

My wife won't let me work on anyone else's project unless there is reciprocal work involved
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