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Old 05-21-2014, 11:15 PM
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Changing slope of a yard??

I know this could have gone under lawn renovation, but this will take more than a sod cutter.

Customer had a pool installed. Well now the yard sits approx 6" above the pool deck and actually gets even higher before sloping off at property line. He doesn't want to install drains. He wants to scrap the yard and slope it away from the pool towards the pond on right side of the yard. (When looking at the house from back corner of yard).

Area to be regarded/sloped is approx 120' x 55'. Thts a lot of dirt to move. The soil can be moved to other side of the yard that needs fill. Only access to the yard from the street is up part of the driveway(so prolly not going to be able to use even a small dozer). He really doesn't want to haul any of the dirt away due to no close access getting a dump truck to the back.

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Old 05-22-2014, 07:11 AM
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If you figure the entire area at 6" that 120 yards roughly. That's not too bad. Get you a decent tracked skid and get after it. Depending on how far you have to haul the material, I don't see that taking about a day, day an a half at most.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:12 AM
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:22 AM
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I believe I wouldn't just walk, I'd run from this job. How does professional pool installer install a pool below grade? How does a homeowner allow it? By the looks of this house these guys had the money to do it right the first time. If not, they are looking for another contractor to blame when everything goes south.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:49 AM
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Pool contractor was fired. They have taken 6months and pool isn't finished.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:00 AM
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I believe I wouldn't just walk, I'd run from this job. How does professional pool installer install a pool below grade? How does a homeowner allow it? By the looks of this house these guys had the money to do it right the first time. If not, they are looking for another contractor to blame when everything goes south.
You mean that you wouldn't install a pool below grade so it fills itself? That's a real money saver on the water bill right there!!!!
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Old 05-22-2014, 05:52 PM
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You mean that you wouldn't install a pool below grade so it fills itself? That's a real money saver on the water bill right there!!!!
That was funny.

I think this can be done. I'd be real sure that you don't impact the neighbors by changing that much grade. Maybe talk the guy into creating some landscape features (mounds) for privacy instead of changing grade across the entire yard.
Don't see why a skid or CTL with a tooth bucket couldn't do this relatively quickly.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:08 PM
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Retaining wall would probably be smarter.
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:21 PM
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He wants to slope it away from the pool to the pond on the right of the yard. The left side of the yard is fairly level with the pool. I mentioned a retaining wall and he was against that.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:03 PM
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Why couldn't you cut a nice swale around it?
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