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I got a quote yesterday to lay blocks on my new slab. Poured concrete basement wall thickness It seemes a little high – but just wanted a few opinions… Poured concrete retaining walls cost Here’s what I have:

32×36 finished slab that I only want one course of blocks layed around the perimeter.


How to form radius concrete walls There will be 3 openings in the “wall”, 2-10′ garage door openings and one 38″ opening for the walk-in door rough-in. Curved concrete retaining wall forms It comes out to about 90 blocks and of which only 5 need to be cut. Cement render internal walls I have the blocks already and I have the door rough-ins marked and all the level strings pulled. Build concrete retaining wall My quote was $200.00 and I supply the mortar & sand. Poured concrete basement walls cost Does this sound right? That’s about $2.25 per block, and I was thinking it sould be more like $1.00-$1.50 per block. Diy concrete shower walls What’s the concensus?

I’m wondering if only one row of block would be worth trying to do yourself. Concrete finish on walls I’ve layed some brick before with no previous experience and it went pretty well. Board formed concrete retaining wall In fact my wife helped with it. Poured basement wall cracks That wasn’t structural though so it would be more critical in your case. Diy concrete block wall I like the idea of taking a class at a tech school or something.

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You are definitively falling into the job is too small category. Building concrete walls I’ll give you an example.

I call a mason for my neighbor to fix a 5×5 section of sidewalk. Precast retaining wall price $400. Pre cast concrete walls That is 25sq ft. Precast concrete panels price list $16 per square foot.

Section of sidewalk by my house. Stamped concrete walls cost 20 x 10, 200 sq ft, $1250. Precast concrete walls philippines $6.25 per square foot.

This is demo, permit (NYC), removal, gravel, compacting, and cleaning included in price.

I ask him why its so expensive for the neighbor, he said it is just too little of a job. Exterior concrete walls Property is too far away, getting a permit costs nothing, but it kills a day for him, again (NYC). Concrete slab walls He said that section will be $150 when doing my sidewalk. Stamped concrete on walls Your job is just too small.

I got a quote yesterday to lay blocks on my new slab. Poured concrete basement wall cracks It seemes a little high – but just wanted a few opinions… Polished concrete wall panels interior Here’s what I have:

32×36 finished slab that I only want one course of blocks layed around the perimeter. Sealing exterior concrete walls There will be 3 openings in the “wall”, 2-10′ garage door openings and one 38″ opening for the walk-in door rough-in. Concrete basement walls crumbling It comes out to about 90 blocks and of which only 5 need to be cut. Interior concrete block walls I have the blocks already and I have the door rough-ins marked and all the level strings pulled. Large precast retaining wall blocks My quote was $200.00 and I supply the mortar & sand. Polished concrete walls perth Does this sound right? That’s about $2.25 per block, and I was thinking it sould be more like $1.00-$1.50 per block. Precast concrete panels india What’s the concensus?

I was doing masonry work about 12 years ago before I got into computers. Concrete foundation wall crack repair I was charging $1.25 then. Painting concrete block interior walls For a job that small you have to factor it costs to bring your equipment to the site. Precast concrete walls for a house for sale Don’t be suprised either when its done in about an hour or two. Insulated precast concrete wall panels I used to get some comments that they wished they could make $100/hr which I would respond “I wish i did to” I still have to pay for fuel, insurance, employees, sometimes equipment rental and supplies out of all this money. Concrete retaining wall design software The $200 is not a steal by any means but is is a fair price. Finishing exterior concrete walls Back in the day I would have asked $125-$150 for that depending on the size of the block and the cutting required. Sandblasting concrete walls Some of these small jobs are more of a being nice thing and trying to win a customer. Types of concrete retaining walls They can quickly start costing you if something starts slowing you down. Diy poured concrete retaining wall I remember a job with a small foundation. Concrete retaining wall diy Only three courses of 8″ block. Precast concrete basement wall panels Something was wrong with the footing and required sawing the blocks. Polished concrete walls the block There was some compensation but not nearly enough to offset the extra labor and putting me behind elsewhere.

Your not going to get a decent mason for any less. Latex paint on concrete basement walls (my opinion)!

The guy has to pay his helper to man the mixer and has set up and trasportation costs. Concrete basement wall crack leak repair in the end he will burn a whole day and take home 50-75 bucks at that price. Sealing interior concrete walls Remember he pays insurance, gas, workers comp and taxes and ss …etc. Poured concrete house walls too…

Last I priced was $1.75/block and that was several years ago. Concrete foundation wall design example Maybe ask the guy to cut you a deal if you mix and move the blocks. Insulation against concrete walls basement BTW, if you do this, don’t set a block in the dirt on an end that gets morter. Poured concrete retaining wall forms Dont ask how I know.

200 for 90 blocks would be a fair price here in SW VA. Poured concrete retaining wall vs block The usual price is around what the block costs to lay it, but in your situtation the project is so small, by the time all the set-up/ squaring is done, it will be time to clean the mixer, tools and go home. Concrete retaining wall thickness If you can’t do it yourself have the guy lay them.

How do you intend to tie it to your slab? Do you have rebar sticking up from the slab?

Yep. Precast concrete panels for homes I have #4 rebar sticking up about 6″ every 4 feet. Diy concrete retaining wall After the blocks are layed, I’ll set my anchor bolts and fill all the cores with concrete.

I had a second guy come by this afternoon and quote me $185.00 Not much less, but judging from all the opinions here, I think it’s a fair price. Off form concrete walls Plus, he’s gonna start late Saturday and if not finished, come back Sunday and finish. Prefab concrete walls house And this guy is a professional, licensed mason that’s looking for some small, fill-in type jobs. Precast concrete walls We’ll see how it looks after the weekend.

Yep. Finishing poured concrete basement walls I have #4 rebar sticking up about 6″ every 4 feet. How to build concrete shower walls After the blocks are layed, I’ll set my anchor bolts and fill all the cores with concrete.

I had a second guy come by this afternoon and quote me $185.00 Not much less, but judging from all the opinions here, I think it’s a fair price. Poured concrete retaining wall thickness Plus, he’s gonna start late Saturday and if not finished, come back Sunday and finish. Insulated tilt wall panels And this guy is a professional, licensed mason that’s looking for some small, fill-in type jobs. Precast concrete panels residential homes We’ll see how it looks after the weekend.

This second guy, trying to make a few extra bucks on the side is the one I’d take. Pouring a concrete wall He’s a mason but making a few extra bucks like most of us would.

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That only one block high wall is not going to have much lateral strength, I would after its layed go back and about every other block drill and install an anchor bolt before you fill the cores with concrete. Precast retaining wall cost Either that or notch out the top of block and lay a piece or two of rebar in to give it some strength. Pouring concrete basement floor cost I would hate for you to run a mower into it and kick the whole wall out…. Insulated concrete forms basement walls A lot of the strength of a block wall comes from weight of the block on top of each other and the weight of the wall above. Forming concrete walls snap ties This one row would be easy to move.

That only one block high wall is not going to have much lateral strength, I would after its layed go back and about every other block drill and install an anchor bolt before you fill the cores with concrete. Poured concrete wall crack repair Either that or notch out the top of block and lay a piece or two of rebar in to give it some strength. Pouring concrete walls for basement I would hate for you to run a mower into it and kick the whole wall out…. Architectural concrete walls A lot of the strength of a block wall comes from weight of the block on top of each other and the weight of the wall above. Solid concrete walls This one row would be easy to move.

Interesting you should mention that… Concrete retaining wall design example Here’s the plan right now: every 4 feet there is a piece of #4 rebar that is sticking up from the slab by 6″. Painting unfinished basement concrete walls These pieces of rebar will fall into the block cores when layed. Poured in place concrete wall cap After all the blocks are layed, I’m going to set all my anchor bolts (for the sill plate) and put concrete in all the block cores – filling all the blocks. Precast concrete retaining walls brisbane Do you think that I still need to drill an anchor bolt every other hole? Or notch & add horzontal rebar?

At least notch and lay rebar. Interior cinder block walls WarDamnEagle is right that those lintel blocks would let you make a structural wall. Insulated concrete wall system Once the block that you have are laid and set up good, take a skill saw with diamond blade and notch the cores out and you can then tap with hammer break out the centers and have a place to lay rebar. Precast concrete walls for homes You really want that first level to be heavy and attached to the slab and the sill plate anchors tied to the rebar before you concrete everything. Sandblasting concrete block walls You can get heavy winds in Columbus from storms so you want those walls tied to the slab. Concrete block retaining wall diy On metal buildings(not pole barns) the big footers for the posts are to provide weight to keep the wind from lifting the roof off, not to support the building but to be an anchor to keep the roof from being a wing.

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