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Old 06-01-2013, 09:15 PM
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What would you charge?

Already did the job Friday. Client had a oak tree damage his driveway. Somebody else removed broken concrete and ground out roots. He wanted a quote to dig out the grindings and dirt & haul away & including half of broken concrete pieces. About (9) six cubic ft wheel barrow loads. Took 1.10 hrs to dig out and throw in trailer. Bought home to use in my garden. I'd been wanting some free dirt



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Old 06-01-2013, 11:03 PM
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115 plus a hauling fee of 30 bucks.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:36 AM
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115 plus a hauling fee of 30 bucks.

Lol that is funny. Not trying to offend you but that's really low ball for this kind of labor intensive work.

I quoted him $300. 85 yr old client bout had a heart attack. I explained its dirt, its heavy, its in a hole and has to be dug out, landfill fee is $40 ton, etc. I wish I'd of charged him $400 instead. Overall took bout 2.5 hrs to complete driving included.

Had that dirt been in a pile sitting on concrete, I'd of charged less because it would be easier to shovel. He wanted me to go down to 12" but I hit too many roots that only a grinder could remove.

Client was impressed & thanked me for being able to do the job immediately. I got 5 miles down the road and he called asking if I'd return & take the other half of concrete pieces he wanted to keep. Said he'd give me an extra $10. I returned, he only had $8 in wallet lol. $308 total.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:57 AM
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Lol that is funny. Not trying to offend you but that's really low ball for this kind of labor intensive work.

I quoted him $300. 85 yr old client bout had a heart attack. I explained its dirt, its heavy, its in a hole and has to be dug out, landfill fee is $40 ton, etc. I wish I'd of charged him $400 instead. Overall took bout 2.5 hrs to complete driving included.

Had that dirt been in a pile sitting on concrete, I'd of charged less because it would be easier to shovel. He wanted me to go down to 12" but I hit too many roots that only a grinder could remove.

Client was impressed & thanked me for being able to do the job immediately. I got 5 miles down the road and he called asking if I'd return & take the other half of concrete pieces he wanted to keep. Said he'd give me an extra $10. I returned, he only had $8 in wallet lol. $308 total.
Well, your original post said 1.10 hours to do, 2.5 is a different story.


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Old 06-02-2013, 10:07 AM
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Must live 30 minutes away. I agree 125.00 to 150.00, if really didn't want to do it price would be 200.00.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:40 PM
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Must live 30 minutes away. I agree 125.00 to 150.00, if really didn't want to do it price would be 200.00.

Heavy load, had to drive slower, heavy traffic with tons of red lights.


Well, your original post said 1.10 hours to do, 2.5 is a different story.


No, it said:

"Took 1.10 hrs to dig out and throw in trailer"
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Your price was fair, however returning for $10.00 would not be, especially when it became $8.00.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:24 PM
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Heavy load, had to drive slower, heavy traffic with tons of red lights.


Well, your original post said 1.10 hours to do, 2.5 is a different story.


No, it said:

"Took 1.10 hrs to dig out and throw in trailer"
My point being is that you failed to mention all the variables in your charge in your first post.

Honestly, too many excuses and way over priced. It's chump work and you just justified over charging for the work and taking advantage of an old man.

On top of it, you need to find a better place for your concrete disposal. Around here our asphalt plant pays us 2.00/ton to give them old concrete.

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Old 06-02-2013, 10:44 PM
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Lol that is funny. Not trying to offend you but that's really low ball for this kind of labor intensive work.

I quoted him $300. 85 yr old client bout had a heart attack. I explained its dirt, its heavy, its in a hole and has to be dug out, landfill fee is $40 ton, etc. I wish I'd of charged him $400 instead. Overall took bout 2.5 hrs to complete driving included.

Had that dirt been in a pile sitting on concrete, I'd of charged less because it would be easier to shovel. He wanted me to go down to 12" but I hit too many roots that only a grinder could remove.

Client was impressed & thanked me for being able to do the job immediately. I got 5 miles down the road and he called asking if I'd return & take the other half of concrete pieces he wanted to keep. Said he'd give me an extra $10. I returned, he only had $8 in wallet lol. $308 total.
I don't see 300 of work there
But Im not from your area I don't see taking 2.5 hours either
If it was grind then, that is easy digging.

Where is your before photo, it would help everybody answer your ???? you are asking.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:55 AM
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I don't see 300 of work there
But Im not from your area I don't see taking 2.5 hours either
If it was grind then, that is easy digging.

Where is your before photo, it would help everybody answer your ???? you are asking.

Zoom in on first photo. It is the before photo.

Not an easy dig, as all roots were not ground out. I chopped out quite a few roots.

The county landfill takes clean concrete (no wire) for free but their located way out in the county & not worth the drive.

Taking advantage of an old man? No. No one forced him to pay me the price I quoted. He prob should of let the concrete man he hired dig that out instead & prob would been a lot cheaper $ but he wanted it done "now".
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