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Old 08-28-2013, 11:37 PM
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Need help pricing a french drain and grading!!!

Hi everyone, I just got a call from a lady today who lives on a large lot that needs:

-an area of approximately 100ft deep by 250ft across leveled out, there are some large piles of fill in there already and she wants those flattened out and spread, AND she wants more truckloads brought in for me to spread....im new at pricing this but ive done smaller jobs before, what should i price her for, hourly or 1 fee and how much??

-she also wants a french drain installed from near her pond in the back to the ditch near the road.

How big of a catch basin would I need to install and how much do I charge per foot??

This price per foot would include ALL materials correct?? (perforated pipe, stone, landscape fabric, fill for the top...)

Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you!!!
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:55 AM
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Just charge your manhr rate, all materials with markup, add margin and go.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:18 PM
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i need a per foot charge for the french drain...if anyone can help that would be great
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:10 PM
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Volume of water will dictate catch basin and pipe size. Kinda weird to ask you for a price per foot.figure out what kind of materials you will be using add in your rate and divide by # of feet.where is the catch basin going in this project ?
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:20 PM
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The catch basin is going approximately 10-15 feet away from the pond in the back yard, then the drain will make a big curve along the property and come out at the road, very simple and straightforward design.

My materials will be:

rent a ditch witch, 4" perforated pipe, catch basin (im thinking 2' x 2'), fabric for all around the pipe, small stones (1" limestone probably), sand, and top it off with the dirt that is dug up, and finally plant seed
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