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Old 04-23-2014, 04:59 PM  
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425 ft long and 6 ft high.

Was given ridiculously high quotes - about 50 k (labor and material).

Did some research and it seems like it should be around 10-15k.

But can't find anyone in Louisiana with that price.


Any suggestions? What's the fair price for that kind of job?


Thanks in advance



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First off Ann, to House Repair Talk.

50k to much? I don't know, it might not be enough. What type of soil conditions do you have? Is there a footer there already or are they going to have to pour a new one? And who said 10-15 is a fair price? Are they willing to do it for that?

I know, a lot of questions. We're more than happy to help, but trying to guess a price is like guessing how long is a string.



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http://www.homewyse.com/services/cost_to_install_concrete_block_wall.html
For a place in NJ where the median household income is $68K and with 2550 sf of wall I get ~$25K.

For New Orleans, Estimated median household income in 2011: $35,041 so you'd pay 35 x 25K/68 = ~$13K.
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=%22new+orleans%22+ci ty+data&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
but you should reuse the calculators with your own ZIPcode.
http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=concrete+block+fence +calculator&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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That site does not say anything about a footer. I dont know what the frost line in louisiana is but 425ft of footer plus block to get up to grade will easily cost 10k-15k extra.

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http://www.soundfootings.com/pdf/US_Map_Frost_DepthAVG.pdf

There must be a footer calculator somewhere.
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That chart is way off for me. Most of PA is 36" or below. Chart say most of PA is 20"

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In LA, the footing cost may not be cheap. The frost is not factor, but the soils can be so horrible that the footings for 6' high privacy wall the cost goes up because of the history of winds that will tip it over easily. In NO and along the river, the mucky soil, water and possible winds make it difficult. If it does blow over, put some horizontal steel in it so it can be used as a sidewalk later.

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Here are some details:


425 feet long, the height = 6 ft

60 feet of the wall will be higher - 8 ft.

22 feet will be brick (to match the house at front).

6 ft gate at back side.


Important: water should drain well through



There is no footer, so they'll probably need to pour a new one. Don't know about soil condition. Right now it's a yard with grass on it, it was a new construction site..

As for 10-15k.. It's per different calculators found on the web.. and per common sense. I don't believe it should cost that much. Unless they're trying to bill us $500.00 per hour... But maybe I am wrong; that's why I created this thread.

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I don't know if you need permits for that or not but the city inspectors are a good source of information. They will know something about soil conditions and have some idea about what you might need for a footer. Up here we would be sent straight to an engineer.
It's always best to know what you need so you dictate how it will be done before you get quotes. Otherwise you will get quotes with different plans so you can't compare them.
Then come back and see what people here think of the plan.

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That chart is way off for me. Most of PA is 36" or below. Chart say most of PA is 20"
It seems to understate for my area, too.
20" might be the depth reached half the time, with 3' being that reached less than 10% of the time.


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