Adding Top Soil

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Slcareco, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much would one charge to add 12,000 sqft worth of topsoil at a 6" depth??
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Please tell me you have a dump truck and a spreading machine or a bobcat.
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  3. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    nah shovel wheelbarrow and a metal rake should be good right?















    hahahah just messing.... no dump truck no bob cat but Ill rent the cat and get the topsoil delivered
     
  4. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    How much to remove 12,000 sqft of a oil and stone driveway about 6" in depth as well??
     
  5. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh boy, that oil and stone might be considered hazmat. You need a dump truck to do this kind of work. Have you done any of this before?
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  6. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    nah I was thinking of just having a 30yd cart dropped off as many times as I need and just bob catting it into it
     
  7. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think you might be in over your head. Here is my .02. Cost of soil, bobcat rental, disposal fees and dumpster added together. Multiply by 4. I'm sure somebody will say I am light. What are you going to do with this dirt slab?
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  8. lets try $6,133.67.
     
  9. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
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    its $450 + tax for a 20yd dumpster, they get rid of the debris. I just fill it, and replace the driveway with top soil and seed
     
  10. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok, so they want a grass driveway?
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