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Old 03-09-2007, 06:57 AM   #16
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My house is a project! (deck, retaining wall)


PSF huh? Ok. Im doing this one on the fly!

1100 Anchor Blocks $4/piece = $4400
12 Tons of 3/4" minus granite (drainage rock) = $650
6 Tons of Class II crushed granite (wall base) = $200
60 yards of fill = FREE from nice guy across the street excavating new basements!
Misc (synthetic geogrid, tool retntals, beverages, level, string) = $500
I'd say roughly about 250-300 labor hours off the top of my head. (No power equipment used except the packer)

1 block = 1 sq ft per Anchor specs. 1100 Square feet in total.

5750 in materials / 1100 square feet = $5.23 per foot

Wow, now that I think about it this is cheaper per foot than most anchor beveled block I found! Thanks menards!!! Sorry I cleaned you out of anchor beveleds!

I have never paid for labor on any of my projects (unless you want me to calculate cans of beer) so I really cant tell you what the labor would have been. I never even thought of getting bids. If I cant do it myself it isnt going to get done!! But Im guessing it would have been a pretty penny or two.

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Old 03-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #17
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Good job! How did you get that ariel pic? You got a helicopter?
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Old 03-12-2007, 06:52 AM   #18
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Its a local website kind of like Google Earth, but it allows birds eye views. Pretty crazy huh?
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Its a local website kind of like Google Earth, but it allows birds eye views. Pretty crazy huh?
Yeah, that is cool!
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Old 05-06-2007, 07:34 AM   #20
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Wow! I'm impressed! It's hard to believe this was a DIY project! Your retaining wall looks great!

P.S. From the pictures, it looks like you live in a very nice area. Your investment will pay off!
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Wow! I'm impressed! It's hard to believe this was a DIY project! Your retaining wall looks great!

P.S. From the pictures, it looks like you live in a very nice area. Your investment will pay off!

Thanks. I have a lot of free time so I find myself learning as I go. Hear me out, I did make mistakes as I went, thats the nice thing about working on projects around the house, they can always be corrected! Im presently adding a third tier to the wall on the side of the garage right now as well as adding a small outdoor kitched on the upper level of the deck. Should be interesting.......I'll post pics when Im done
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If anyone is interested I have about 40-50 more images of project progression of the retaining wall and deck that I can post. Doesnt look like anyone wants to reply though!
I'd like to see more pictures. You've probably accomplished a lot in the three years since this thread was active. Love the retaining wall!
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Nice job!

I think you might have left the hood on the Trans Am open :-)
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Great job!
Looks like my backyard.... minus the field.
OK, so I live in the middle of the woods, so what?
No-one wants to look at me anyways.

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