View Full Version : lava rock install, help on price

01-25-2006, 08:08 PM
I have a customer that needs 4 cu. yd. of lava rock installed. There is pine straw in place of it at the moment , this needs to be removed and the rock installed , most prices i have got on lava by the yard are around $100.00 per cu . yd.What would be a good estimate of the total price of the job?considering the rock , landscape cloth installed , and the pinestraw removed ? thank you.:waving:

02-02-2006, 11:35 PM
1200 thanks have fun

02-04-2006, 01:54 AM
usually price lava rock at 5 times the cost per yard of mulch, so around 250/yd installed, plus removal of old stuff and PITA factor for working with rock. So like was posted earlier, around $1200 sounds good to me. I would bump the customer to say $1450 and see if they squirm, if not then I just pocketed an extra $250.

p.s. unloading rock from the back of a truck sucks, so does shoveling it up if it is delivered into a big pile in the driveway.

02-04-2006, 11:02 AM
Hmmmm... I didn't realize they had any volcanoes in GA. :p