View Full Version : florida pond and stream price

Florida 5 Star
01-20-2004, 12:51 AM
ok guys I need a bit of help on this one
the dimensions are 140 feet long 60 feet wide depth 5 feet
with canals at either end about 4 feet wide 2 feet deep each about 60 feet long

01-20-2004, 01:41 PM
Hey Florida 5 Star where are you located?
What type of materials will you be using or are you just digging the hole

Florida 5 Star
01-20-2004, 02:17 PM
Orlando area
It would just be providing the excavation and possibly some soil / erosion control around the bank. The property has a "wetlands" area that already has a water flow through the property the person wants to channel the water flow through the property and install a fountain in the pond. The Fountain would be installed only of the water flow through the pond is not sufficient for keeping the algae out

01-20-2004, 02:24 PM
what kind of equipment are you using will you have to rent it
how many workers

Florida 5 Star
01-20-2004, 02:32 PM
Rented Loader/backhoe (neff rentals gave me a good rate) and 2 employees
The owners still have to get planning permission from SFWMD but that is their ball of wax

01-20-2004, 03:19 PM
with a good loader you should be able to finish it in a day so just figure cost of loader and gas 2 employee's and lunch then add your salary i would suggest at least $200 so your totall should come in around $750

01-21-2004, 12:15 AM
$750 I would not touch that for under $1500 labor and that is cheap

01-21-2004, 03:25 PM
Well where i live people would rather digit themselves than pay $1500
But I do Agree $1500 is a good price if they pay it

01-21-2004, 08:16 PM
But why under cut yourself you charge $750 for the job I can't see how you would make enough to cover cost

Florida 5 Star
01-21-2004, 08:27 PM
Just like Tractor said the people in this part of florida would rather just rent the equipment and attempt to do it them selves
I will give them a price of $1,000 and see how it goes
Will let you know how it ends up

03-14-2004, 12:21 AM
I thought prices in florida were high? I live in Nebraska and I would charge every bit of $1250. Of course I have lots of insurance, equipment, and shop Rent.