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Old 02-28-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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What should be the labor for constructing a dry wall with concrete blocks ?


How much I should pay for labor (all material is mine0 to a contractor for the following:
1.Concrete Block wall : Height 16 inch (2 blocks) by Length 130 feet
2. Stucco on one side .
3. Cement cap on top which is available at home depot for 1.50 per cap.

The contractor wants a labor of $8000.00 which seems high to me as the wall is straight 80 feet and then straight again 40 feet. Only 12 feet where it will curve a litle bit.

He will move some sprinklers and shrubs during his work as well well as few garden lights.

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Is this a retaining wall or just a free standing wall?

Once you insist of a stucco face, you are faced with concrete footings (may be required wherever you are hiding). This also means some sort of reinforcement (joint reinforcement or rebar). - the same applies to a poured concrete wall.

If it is a retaining wall, you can use segmental retaining wall block that are dry stacked with no footing (not allowed) or mortar, but the wall will have a slight batter toward the soil, but the block are usually colored and have a split architectural face. - In this case, the labor is very much less. They can be used for either inside or outside curved corners.

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We can help you do it yourself but do not give prices here. They vary so much per location, etc....

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Dick,

Thanks for your response. This is just a wall 6 feet away from my fence in the back of my house. I just want to have concrete block wall with concrete capping (red color available at home depot) and stucco one side (Side which is showing)
Once again my plan is to have 16 inches in height and approx 120-130 feet in length. Nothing complicated?
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If your criteria is fixed with a stucco coating on a block wall you will have a wall that requires a footing and reinforcement to prevent cracks in the stucco wall. - simple, but a lot of work, excavation and concrete and is usually not a DIY job unless you have time and energy.

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