Check my price PLEASE

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jsaunders, May 15, 2006.

  1. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Customer wants old lawn riped up( very thin) and dig down to about 6" and then install 6" of new loam. The lawn is about 4,900 sqft. I figured 100 yrds of loam. He also wants a price on sod as well. He also wants a 2 foot high wall added thats 63 feet long.
    Heres what I'm thinking:
    remove/spread loam/ prep -$8500
    hydroseed- 730
    or sod- 9075
    wall-3200
    - he also wants this done before the 4th of July

    Thanks Joel
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    why are you removing the soil? most likely you can amend it for a hell of a lot less than it would cost to haul out 100yds, then in 100yds of material. Also, for 4900ft^2 you'd only need roughly 90yds out/in
     
  3. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks BSD- Yes I know it's about 90 yrds but there's acouple of beds they want to build up.
    The soil is very bad- (The cheapest builder in the area- the houses look nice yet all of the bad is covered... if you get my drift) Any ways very little loam 2" and the owner put in new walkways and doesn't want the lawn higher than the walkways.
    Joel
     
  4. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Any thoughts on the other prices? I don't do alot of lawns that they want materials removed. Thanks
     
  5. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think you are high on sod low on the wall.
    4900 Sqf. of sod should take you about a day 5 people or 40 man hours.
    The wall depends on what type of materials you're using.
    How about acces to the area?
     
  6. jsaunders

    jsaunders LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Access is good to the lawn/work area. The wall block is $2.50 per block and will take about 400 blocks. For the sod I can lower it some. .10-15 cents sqft
    Any other thoughts- Thanks Joel
     
  7. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It has to have a base for the wall and some has to be burry even at that small size, + coping, also i would put some clear gravel behind it to make sure it will stay there for many years.
    The most time it will be tha base so a wall that long around my area should be about 5 to 6k
     

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