Going rate for irrigation zones in NC?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by littledaveslandscape, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. littledaveslandscape

    littledaveslandscape LawnSite Member
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    We normally dont do irrgation and the guy i have to help me is not able to bid this job due to sickness. I am curious to see what the going rate is for a zone in nc and how much does a zone cover as far as square feet. Im trying to piece this together ? Any help willl be appreciated!
     
  2. littledaveslandscape

    littledaveslandscape LawnSite Member
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    Can Anyone Help?
     
  3. Even Cut Lawn Care

    Even Cut Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hire someone who knows what they are doing, you dont just piece together an irrigation system.
     
  4. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
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    A zone normally covers about 250,000 square feet and runs about $200.
     
  5. BrendonTW

    BrendonTW LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Oklahoma City
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    A zone can be any size man from 10 square feet to acres at a time. And the size varies based off of your PSI and GPM, and your price varies based off of all of that, the size, and about a million other variables.

    If you want to maintain a good reputation, sub-contract an irrigation system installer to do the work. There is a LOT of math that goes into irrigation. It's not just something you "piece together".
     
  6. littledaveslandscape

    littledaveslandscape LawnSite Member
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    You are right my friend, you dont just piece it together i was just trying to get a ball park figure of what the going rate is... Thanks for your help :)
     
  7. littledaveslandscape

    littledaveslandscape LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for your help, irrigation is not really our thing but the guy that assist us with irrigation needs is out right now and we havent had him to help , so that being said i was just trying to get the job priced but i have got it now i actually took him the blue prints and we got it squared away! Thanks
     
  8. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    Great advice. In the metro Atlanta area you only hear people pricing irrigation jobs by the zone. I get a few calls and the caller just wants to know if I will install below the 300.00 / zone quote he already recieved. When you try to explain to them .....basically what Brendon said above they don't get it and move on. I will never quote a job by the zone. People want quick and easy now....and they get what they pay for.
     

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