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Old 01-19-2014, 08:53 PM
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Dirt Work

I did some dirt work this weekend and installed some culverts on my family land. I really enjoyed doing this kind of work and I was wondering if there is any money in it to make it profitable? Honestly I don't even know how you would market this? Also let me know how the work turned out! Thanks!

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Old 01-19-2014, 09:25 PM
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I would suggest putting rocks on each side to keep the clay from washing away.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:30 PM
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I would suggest putting rocks on each side to keep the clay from washing away.
That or pour concrete around the ends when the water goes down.

Yes there is money in dirt work but its like cutting grass there will always be someone there to give a lower price. Quality sells.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:43 PM
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Yeah, some "head walls" would be a good thing to help with erosion and it might make it look a little prettier too. Great job though. I too get great satisfaction from doing work like that....
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:49 PM
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Forgot to mention.... You asked about marketing this kind of work.... Well, if you live in a rural area, chances are that there are more ditches than underground sewer or storm water pipes in residential neighborhoods. I live in Upstate New York and it is the case up here. So, a lot of folks will have a nice lawn and yard but a ditch to contend with. Now, if they want to put in a little driveway or access to the backyard or side yard, a culvert is a great option for them. Also, if they want to level their yard out and not have a ditch in the front yard, a culvert can be installed for that too. If you have a website or if you do flyers, just add culverts to your list of services. Or, next time you are at a clients and you think it might be a good fit, mention it to them....
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