Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Form 2220 Estimated

Instructions and Help about Form 2220 Estimated

Okay it's time to build a retaining wall what you're going to see behind me is a wall that we built a few years ago for a customer in a site in Minneapolis we use the versa lock standard units on this course the customer did their own secondary retaining wall they use a different block I wouldn't recommend doing that but they did this after the fact and out of our control and when you look at this garage you can see where we actually had to dig back the soil to sneak a wall in behind this garage keep the pressure off from the garage from the yard today I'm going to teach you how to bid doing a job like that because the customer right next door wants the exact same thing done so what we're going to do we're going to break this proposal down into removals excavation and then retaining wall installation and a couple of the details that we need to take into consideration is the joint space from one wall to the next now we're going to be using the same block in this very specific case but we're going to have to stitch this wall together and you've seen my out maybe you see my other video where I talk about retaining wall installation but on this project what we're going to be doing is we're going to go from the base and then we're going to remove this wall up at an angle so that this is removed and then when we build this new wall we join them together and eliminate this seam so how do we go but go ahead and start calculating this thing down well the first thing we're going to look at is the removal now in this case there is no magic mystery formula that's going to solve this problem for you so you have to look at this and you're going to use a time and material basis it's going to be a lump sum you're going to have to be careful you're going to have to base it off from experience on this very particular project our removal cost is going to run about two thousand dollars to remove this retaining wall to remove these and to get this dug back far enough that we can get our drainage material and our base course in then we're going to also measure the retaining wall and I'm going to take you through the measuring process right now because we're going to break the wall down into its simplest components and that's on a per square foot basis and I'm going to cover with you back in the office when we put all these numbers together why we want to know exactly how many square feet we've got in this wall and how we're going to format our proposals to take that into consideration another component of this project is excavation I want you to look at this this garage wall right here is actually acting as a retaining wall and it might be a little difficult to see from the video but this garage wall is in a state of failure you've already have a crack here that they've tried to repair with plaster which is nothing more than an esthetic fix at that point structurally that that patch does absolutely nothing the only way to save this week this garage wall is to take the pressure off to take the pressure off I have to go up and dig the soil off from the garage wall so all of this dirt that you see here it has to be excavated off and then I have to build a retaining wall about three four feet off from this garage wall and then tie it in on the end okay to dig this out is a separate component that's the excavation number and it's not a very big excavation job but it's not an easy one it's a matter of getting a mini excavator up here so what we'll be doing is we'll be removing that retaining wall and not building a new wall but building a ramp up into this backyard and then we come through the backyard and we use a miniature excavator and we carefully pull the soil off you got to be real cautious how you do this because you got to realize every time you dig down you're putting pressure on a failed garage wall so you do little scoops and you scoop backwards instead of going burn back what you do is you kind of gently scrape away to pull pressure off and that's how you're going to solve that problem get this off and give you enough space to come in to build your retaining wall in this case that's why we're going to itemize just this component of it because it's going to be expensive and the customer needs to understand where that money is coming from where their money is actually going to and so when you itemize it you protect yourself you clarify it for the customer they have a better understanding it's not that magic mystery lump-sum number that I'm telling you guys to avoid you build profits into every component of the job so you don't have to fear any one section of the job next is measuring so let me get the measuring tools out and take you through the simple way that we measure these retaining walls and how we go about getting those numbers so we can put it into the proposal back at the office all right so let's get into the measuring I'm going to show you how easy it is I'm just going to use just a standard tape measure I have a 50 and 100 foot tape behind you that sometimes I use as well but in this case we're just going to use a