Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-19-2014, 07:53 PM
kgcs kgcs is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Posts: 206
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!

BEFORE





AFTER







Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-19-2014, 08:25 PM
Porkins Porkins is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Indian Springs,GA
Posts: 248
I would suggest putting rocks on each side to keep the clay from washing away.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-19-2014, 08:30 PM
knox gsl's Avatar
knox gsl knox gsl is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: knoxville, tn
Posts: 3,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Porkins View Post
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.
__________________
I've never been skydiving, but I have zoomed-in on Google Earth really fast.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-19-2014, 08:43 PM
Armsden&Son Armsden&Son is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: adirondacks, NY
Posts: 1,933
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....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-19-2014, 08:49 PM
Armsden&Son Armsden&Son is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: adirondacks, NY
Posts: 1,933
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....
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:56 AM.

Page generated in 0.06553 seconds with 9 queries