View Full Version : nedd help with pond

jay albers
06-27-2009, 06:10 PM
have a bid to do with pond.Its about 10x5ft. its filled with water, guy had it dug out about a year ago. have to drain it, build the shelf, and he has a 4ft waterfall put in. he has everything i need. Liner ,pump,pipes, stone etc. I just have to do the labor.I'v never done one before and would love to take a shot at it. I have no idea how long it will take or how much to charge. Iwas thinkin no more then three days with a helper. am i wrong? help me out please.100_0650

jay albers
06-27-2009, 06:30 PM
here are some pics of the pond

jay albers
06-27-2009, 06:34 PM
here are those pics

jay albers
06-27-2009, 06:35 PM
in that far corner is where the water fall is goin

jay albers
06-28-2009, 09:30 PM
little help?

Pennings Gardens
06-29-2009, 07:13 PM
If everything is on site and you have the correct tools, 1 day with a 3 man crew. And that is including sitting down for lunch...
we buildt 8x11's in 1 day all the time...

jay albers
07-01-2009, 04:13 PM
I may have over bid it then. I told them $850 + ANY SUPPLIES I MAY NEED.
One more question tho, may be a no brainer, i got to bring in fill dirt for that waterfall tho,right? they want it dropin four feet. right now th grounds level with the pond. Anyway, I hope i get it! I really want a shot at it!

Pennings Gardens
07-01-2009, 06:00 PM
First of, I don't think you want a 4' drop in that area, not in a 5x10 pond... It would not look right... if you do, yes you have to bring in fill. If you do bring in fill make sure you compact it as you put it down, don't make a 4" pile and jump on it twice and think it is not going to settle. compact every 6" or so until you reach your correct height.

I don't know about the labor rates in your area, but;
a 3 man crew, 1 foreman and 2 laborers on a 8 hour day, I will bill out at $1120.- (8 X $140.-) and I think I'm low on my labor charges.

jay albers
07-01-2009, 06:12 PM
cool, thanx man! yeah i think they said they already bought 4ft fall 8000gal per hr pump.Is that to big for what they got? Im in the poconos, we dont get alot in the moutains here.People rather pay some moutain dude whos lookin for beer money $10hr. kills the pros. plus im just starting myself,trying to build a rep. peace