florida pond and stream price

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Florida 5 Star, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. Florida 5 Star

    Florida 5 Star LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 92

    ok guys I need a bit of help on this one
    the dimensions are 140 feet long 60 feet wide depth 5 feet
    with canals at either end about 4 feet wide 2 feet deep each about 60 feet long
     
  2. TractormanAnson

    TractormanAnson LawnSite Member
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    Hey Florida 5 Star where are you located?
    What type of materials will you be using or are you just digging the hole
     
  3. Florida 5 Star

    Florida 5 Star LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 92

    Orlando area
    It would just be providing the excavation and possibly some soil / erosion control around the bank. The property has a "wetlands" area that already has a water flow through the property the person wants to channel the water flow through the property and install a fountain in the pond. The Fountain would be installed only of the water flow through the pond is not sufficient for keeping the algae out
     
  4. TractormanAnson

    TractormanAnson LawnSite Member
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    what kind of equipment are you using will you have to rent it
    how many workers
     
  5. Florida 5 Star

    Florida 5 Star LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 92

    Rented Loader/backhoe (neff rentals gave me a good rate) and 2 employees
    The owners still have to get planning permission from SFWMD but that is their ball of wax
     
  6. TractormanAnson

    TractormanAnson LawnSite Member
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    with a good loader you should be able to finish it in a day so just figure cost of loader and gas 2 employee's and lunch then add your salary i would suggest at least $200 so your totall should come in around $750
     
  7. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
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    $750 I would not touch that for under $1500 labor and that is cheap
     
  8. TractormanAnson

    TractormanAnson LawnSite Member
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    Well where i live people would rather digit themselves than pay $1500
    But I do Agree $1500 is a good price if they pay it
     
  9. WeatherMan

    WeatherMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    But why under cut yourself you charge $750 for the job I can't see how you would make enough to cover cost
     
  10. Florida 5 Star

    Florida 5 Star LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 92

    Just like Tractor said the people in this part of florida would rather just rent the equipment and attempt to do it them selves
    I will give them a price of $1,000 and see how it goes
    Will let you know how it ends up
     

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