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estimating topsoil

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Ssouth, May 11, 2000.

  1. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 437

    I need to bid a job to level a burm with topsoil. I have estimated that it will take 50 yrds of soil. I plan to use screened topsoil because it is so easy to work with. For this job I will have to rent a tractor with loader and box( will cost $200) Should I price this job by the yrd. or just a set rate. I am estimating 50 yrds. and think I'm real close, Maybe few more or less. What do you charge per yard to install and level topsoil. I will sod the area and know the price for sodding but not sure how to charge for the soil installation.<p>Thank you.<br>Ssouth
  2. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    Using a tractor, figure by the job. What are the dimensions of this area? Dont forget to add 20-25% to the soil figure to take into account compaction.<p>Bill

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