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Old 03-31-2010, 10:03 PM
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Topsoil

Greetings,

I need some help with a difficult estimate. I have a customer that would like approx 2 inches of new topsoil in his back yard, raked and leveled and seeded.

The problem is it is almost impossible to get into the back yard. I can have the soil put in the driveway, to get to the back yard there is a gate just big enough to get a wheel barrow through but they have a retaining wall that is about 5 feet tall to get up from the drive way then to the back yard. I will have to move the soil from the driveway, over the retaining wall and wheel it into the back yard. I figure I will likely have to use pails from the driveway to the wheel barrow. I need to move approx 20 cubic yards of soil.

What would you charge???????

I figured I would just charge my hourly rate X # of hours

I figured I could move about 1 yard per hour, then 1-2 hours to rake and seed.

Any feed back would be great
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:21 PM
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I'd rent like a dingo Or a skid steer, and then just put the dirt in the wheel barrow and haul it on back, and ya you might get a little over spill but that's why someone invented tarps. For the charging part I have no idea!
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Old 04-01-2010, 02:53 AM
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tell them to hire illegals/high school kids/boy scouts to get the dirt into the back yard, then to call you.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:10 AM
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Can you remove part of the fence?
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:04 PM
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I was thinking about taking down a section of fence
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Billy Goat Aerator and powered over seeder
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