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Old 04-14-2013, 12:37 AM
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Anyone do lawn rolling ?

Anyone but us do lawn rolling ?
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:52 AM
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We offer it, but haven't been called to do it by anyone yet. Does that count?
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:26 AM
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:29 AM
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I've done some neighbors lawns and people I know with my little 2ton twin drum asphalt roller. Works pretty well as long as there is the right amount of moisture in the ground. Too much and it leaves lines, too little it doesn't do anything. I don't see much demand for it and most people aren't willing to pay much for it at least around here anyway. I don't advertise it but if somebody asks and I'm not too busy I won't turn it down.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:50 PM
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I've done some neighbors lawns and people I know with my little 2ton twin drum asphalt roller. Works pretty well as long as there is the right amount of moisture in the ground. Too much and it leaves lines, too little it doesn't do anything. I don't see much demand for it and most people aren't willing to pay much for it at least around here anyway. I don't advertise it but if somebody asks and I'm not too busy I won't turn it down.
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I woudl have guessed 2 tons to be a "tad" bit overkill?
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:57 AM
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no, no, no, no big mistake around here with hardpan clay.
Bad thing to do is say "Heck, lets pack it down more."
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:34 PM
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May I ask the pro's/cons of yard rolling, what to expect as far as results to my situation and what an approximate charge per sq. foot is? A little education on rolling is greatly appreciated. I placed my modular home in a worked field some 10 years ago and the ground is still very soft days after a rain, and think I'm a prime candidate for needing rolling.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:26 PM
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May I ask the pro's/cons of yard rolling, what to expect as far as results to my situation and what an approximate charge per sq. foot is? A little education on rolling is greatly appreciated. I placed my modular home in a worked field some 10 years ago and the ground is still very soft days after a rain, and think I'm a prime candidate for needing rolling.
Have you surveyed your home to see if its settled? Any smart person that builds modular around here puts them on a concrete slab.
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Old 04-14-2013, 10:32 PM
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[QUOTE=Patriot Services;4741683]Have you surveyed your home to see if its settled? Any smart person that builds modular around here puts them on a concrete slab.
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My home is on block pilings and yes, it's time for a re-leveling.

I don't know if the farmers analogy came from my initial post, but the simple reason for asking if I'm a good candidate for rolling is due to my land being mushy due to years and years of tilling/planting. I'm not worried about "rolling new grass trying to establish itself after dormancy" due to the fact that I have very little "real" grass... We call it "field grass".
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:47 PM
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I think it is only really an issue when you have soft or bumpy soil.

there is one customer i wish would let me do it. his big hill is so dang soft i can barley go down it without ripping it appart.
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