Register free!

Reply
 
Thread Tools   Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-23-2008, 12:59 PM
accuratelawn accuratelawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 922
simple price question

I have 1000 square feet of beds that need to be filled in with river gravel. How much stone will I need? I will also install plastic edge and landscape barrier. What would you bid? I will be able to drive my truck up to the work area.
Thanks in advance
__________________
Life is short, live for today!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Tyler7692 Tyler7692 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Anderson, IN
Posts: 1,013
Off the top of my head, about 10 tons. About the bid, I'd have to see the job and have more details.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-23-2008, 02:59 PM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,779
without any details, at least 5 grand.
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-23-2008, 05:45 PM
TXNSLighting's Avatar
TXNSLighting TXNSLighting is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 6,460
50 million dollars...
__________________
Ryan

Always a lesson, never a failure.

www.meangreenlawncare.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-24-2008, 02:28 AM
White Gardens's Avatar
White Gardens White Gardens is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Bloomington IL
Posts: 6,779
Quote:
Originally Posted by TXNSLighting View Post
50 million dollars...

Is that how much you charge for jobs so you can buy that F-550 in your sig.
__________________
White Gardens On Facebook.......WG Thread......Greencare For Troops......... mywhitegardens.com(under construction)

2005- Completion of University of Illinois Master Gardner's Program.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-24-2008, 11:44 AM
ARGOS's Avatar
ARGOS ARGOS is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: On the road again.
Posts: 2,814
A little snappy aren't we. This is an elementary job. What kind of response do you expect?

Rock: LengthxWidthxHeight in feet. Divide by 27. Cubic yardage.

Not enough info for opinion on border and weedblock.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-24-2008, 02:14 PM
Dreams To Designs's Avatar
Dreams To Designs Dreams To Designs is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Southern New Jersey
Posts: 1,405
Accurate, what size stone and how thick do you want it? You may want to reconsider the landscape barrier, if you are referring to a separation fabric. Typically fabrics do not allow the majority of water to get through the fabric and will get quickly clogged by airborne silt, leading to weeds growing on top of the fabric. A quality pre-emergent application will eliminate most of the weed problems and an occasional weeding or spraying will handle any that do sneak in. As for the plastic edging, how much do you need and will you be using a high end product like Dimex Pro or something from the home center.

Price this as you would any other landscape installation. Materials, labor, overhead and profit and than you will know when you are actually making money.

Kirk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-24-2008, 02:29 PM
Team-Green L&L's Avatar
Team-Green L&L Team-Green L&L is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 1,779
Very easy to estimate, but you really need to do the work yourself. Take your overhead (call around if you don't have a supplier) and add your hourly rate * the amount of time it will take YOU to do the work + your fuel expenses and time estimating the job and "walla" there's your perfect number.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-24-2008, 11:15 PM
accuratelawn accuratelawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 922
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team-Green L&L View Post
Very easy to estimate, but you really need to do the work yourself. Take your overhead (call around if you don't have a supplier) and add your hourly rate * the amount of time it will take YOU to do the work + your fuel expenses and time estimating the job and "walla" there's your perfect number.
Thanks for your help. I realize this is a simple install for those that work with it daily.
__________________
Life is short, live for today!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-24-2008, 11:27 PM
accuratelawn accuratelawn is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: SW Missouri
Posts: 922
Quote:
Originally Posted by ARGOS View Post
A little snappy aren't we. This is an elementary job. What kind of response do you expect?

Rock: LengthxWidthxHeight in feet. Divide by 27. Cubic yardage.

Not enough info for opinion on border and weedblock.
I was just looking for a formula for the amount of stone needed. Thanks for that.
I know this is a simple install for most, but I mow and fertilized mainly. I can and do give advice in the other forums about mowing equipment, routing etc.
__________________
Life is short, live for today!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:50 PM.

Page generated in 0.09493 seconds with 7 queries