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Old 10-28-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
 
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Hi there

I need help !!

How much should a mason charge me for labor alone to build a fieldstone free standing dry stone wall for, say, 10 ft at 3h x 3w ? I just need the labor price alone (without the material costs and without the prep cost (bobcat digging up the foundation 16 inches down etc). I would pay for the prep and rocks.

And how is labor calculated?? ( In layman's terms please! ) And I'm located in Northern New England Thnx !

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As much as he possibly can, plus some more.
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I think you should charge at a minimum of $250 for the job and would not go over $300, if you want to get it.
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Hi there

thnx for responding. it is appreciated.

so from what i gather.. ...250-300 for 10 feet ? that's 30 per face foot or $15 for one side ??


i thought 50 to 90 per face foot was the going rate ...especially in the northeast ? And isn't a face foot just one side? What about the other side .... don't you double the front face foot charge to add on the other side ?

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You put one foot in and you put one foot out.... you type going rate in the search box at the top of the page and you see what it's all about.
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You put one foot in and you put one foot out.... you type going rate in the search box at the top of the page and you see what it's all about.
Now that's some funny s**t right there....I don't care who ya are.
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Hi there

thnx for responding. it is appreciated.

so from what i gather.. ...250-300 for 10 feet ? that's 30 per face foot or $15 for one side ??


i thought 50 to 90 per face foot was the going rate ...especially in the northeast ? And isn't a face foot just one side? What about the other side .... don't you double the front face foot charge to add on the other side ?

-clueless
Guy, it was a joke. How am I too know how much your overhead and profit are and how fast/slow you work. What do you want to make? What is your overhead and profit? Are you supplying any materials? It could go on and on. What you need to do is sit down and figure out how long the job will take you, how much you want to make. What is your overhead and what % profit do you want to make. I suggest you go pick up Michael Stones - Markup and Profit book.
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Kaiser,
You get my vote as funniest post in some time!!! I might add you had a swell springboard! Welcome waller!

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Hi there

I need help !!

[B]How much should a mason charge me for labor alone to build a fieldstone free standing dry stone wall for, say, 10 ft at 3h x 3w ? I just need the labor price alone
And how is labor calculated?? ( In layman's terms please! ) And I'm located in Northern New England Thnx !

-Waller

Hmm...... something smells a little fishy to me do I smell HO I do love the hokey pokey though!! LMAO


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Hi there

thnx for responding. it is appreciated.

so from what i gather.. ...250-300 for 10 feet ? that's 30 per face foot or $15 for one side ??

Yes for one side


i thought 50 to 90 per face foot was the going rate ...especially in the northeast ?

yes but things are slow now in this economy


And isn't a face foot just one side?

Yes that is correct one side


What about the other side .... don't you double the front face foot charge to add on the other side ?

Yes you do one side, if they want to look at the other side then it is double the cost or they are not allowed to look at it until they hire you to complete the other side. If they look at the other side and you find out file a lien
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HI ALL

THNX SO MUCH FOR YOUR RESPONSES. IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED. I AM NOW GETTING AN IDA OF HOW MUCH A PRICE COULD COME ABOUT.

I'LL DO A BIT MORE RESEARCH AND COMPARE MY NOTES.. THNX GUYS.. YOU'RE A KNOWLEDGEABLE (AND FUNNY) GROUP !

BTW, I BUILT A 200 FOOT STONE WALL AND JUST WANTED TO KNOW HOW MUCH MY HARD WORK WOULD HAVE COST SOMEONE AND I MAY WANT TO DO IT ON THE SIDE IN THE FUTURE TO PAY MY RENT .... HA.

THNX AGAIN ALL.

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Now that's some funny s**t right there....I don't care who ya are.
you're ******* right about that, had to read it twice, then it clicked and I almost spit gatorade all over my screen

that had to be the all time best response to one of these threads ever

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