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Old 06-03-2009, 04:48 PM
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Bidding on dirt work?

I'm having trouble trying to figure out the best way to estimate a bid for doing some dirt work for a drainage problem and a french drain is out of the question. The customer just wants swells.
Any suggestions?
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:12 PM
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Sell them on Yard inlets and pipe. Get them at lowes or Home Depot.

Dave...
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:22 PM
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Take a good look at what the customer wants, figure out how much time on a bobcat or compact tractor to shape, add in materials/equipment rental/time, etc then add about 30%
as a margin and go from there.
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