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Old 07-31-2015, 01:58 PM
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Leveling out a decline

I am completely new to landscaping. I have a customer who wants me to bring a decline level. Probably a 5-10 degree grade. Would i just order dirt and keep adding until it is level? Is there a process for this? How would you do this job. Any response is appreciated. Thanks
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Call a professional and let them do it.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:03 AM
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Call a professional and let them do it.
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Probably a good idea
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I would advise calling a professional as well. Improper compaction and grading can lead to erosion and drainage issues down the road.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:40 AM
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What you should do is build something similar to a porch just a foot below where you want the finish grade to be. Then cover that in dirt.

Save you hauling in all that dirt.
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It is called grading, use a mini ex or skid steer dependent on what it looks like... most likely will need a retaining wall put in and a perforated pipe in the back, back fill with gravel and a fabric.

This is not a beginner project, one mistake and you can kiss your profit goodbye on this job. Call "Call Before You Dig" and your probably better off subbing it out if you have a buddy
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Im going to call a guy I know
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Im going to call a guy I know
Big money if you learn how to do that type of work by the way
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Big money if you learn how to do that type of work by the way
Ive been thinking of possibly trying to find a job with a landscaping company to learn the ropes
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Ive been thinking of possibly trying to find a job with a landscaping company to learn the ropes
Construction company is how I learned
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