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Old 03-21-2014, 08:22 PM
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Rolling the lawn for level

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A customer has about 2 acres and they are interested in getting it flattened out some. It is a little bit bump, especially after this winter. Is rolling the lawn actually effective?
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:08 PM
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Not from a one time deal, no. Thats my experience.

Rolling really isn't meant to flatten out heaved soils. Especially in a home lawn. It's more so to maintain desired flat surfaces and rolling in seed or sod for example.

My .02 others opinions may vary on the topic.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:56 PM
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:00 AM
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somehow this guys property turned into a dump and all kinds of construction debris and soils are underneath.
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Does the property have dips from the construction debris and tree stumps that are buried? Or is it wear and tear driving on it with cars, mowers, etc?

If it's construction/tree stump debris then the whole yard needs to be dug out and all debris removed.

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Old 03-22-2014, 11:34 AM
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Yea I am not exactly sure if there is any big aggregate or tree stumps. I think the worst would be tree stumps. This guy has about 1.6 acres of lawn, SO doing anything is going to be a major project. There is nothing like tire tracks, although the soil isnt good and im sure its pretty compacted.
The level of lawn is actually NOT that bad, probably not even bad enough to scalp, but it might have got some heaves this winter. Ill have to check it out. Before I go I wanted to know if in your alls experience rolling the lawn was effective. Ive only ever rolled over some sod I laid, so I don't know about its effectiveness.
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Never rolled a lawn, watched a few homeowners do it, but never myself. I can almost guarantee rolling won't help this lawn. I would tell the homeowner that they need the whole yard dug out to 15'-30' in depth depending on how far down the construction waste goes.

You can act as the GC and call in a few excavation companies to quote the job. Then you worry about rolling the lawn and sodding or seeding the property.

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Michael is on the spot there. The only quick and permanent fix is to dig out the junk. If the customer is willing to accept a longer term fix you can fill low areas with good topsoil. You will have more areas to fill every year as more material breaks down.
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the clients are millionaires, but I don't think they go for that that is tens of thousands of dollars
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