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I'm considering an irrigation system........

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Needadayoff, May 29, 2008.

  1. Needadayoff

    Needadayoff LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    I live in North west GA. I need what I think is a 6-7 zone system (5 heads per zone). No boring under driveways or walks.....Just a regular trench and lay. I was given the ball park cost of 700 per zone.

    Is that about right?
     
  2. No Rush

    No Rush LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    get three estimates and then ask.....
     
  3. 1wezil

    1wezil LawnSite Senior Member
    from tn
    Posts: 535

    bump me one
     
  4. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 398

    Here in the New England area the prices vary from $100.00 to $125.00 per head. I personally don't install, but i sub out a lot of irrigation work. So to me, $700.00 per zone sounds a little high. Like anything, you need to compare apples to apples. There's junk heads, timers, valves etc. And then there's high end stuff. No Rush is right, get more estimates.
     
  5. mudter

    mudter LawnSite Member
    from texas
    Posts: 15

    What are you getting per zone? I never quote per zone, I put a price on the entire system. Like others have said get a few quotes and compare the designs and list of materials.
     
  6. T-Trim

    T-Trim LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    we run by the zone.
     
  7. SC Irrigator

    SC Irrigator LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 76

    is the company local or will they be traveling down there?...
     
  8. Zone bidding makes no sense to me.
     
  9. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,298

    I agree, except in the case where you find yourself giving alot of ball park estimates.
     
  10. I would use a per head cost rather than zone bidding in that situation.
     

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