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Labor Costs for 4 yds. one inch rock

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by rockandroller, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I'm a small timer so I hope I'm in the right forum. We'll see! I need to fill an area of about 100 sq. ft with customers choice of 1 inch rock. I was guesstimating about 4 yds?? That about right? What would ya'llcharge in labor alone for this. Accessis a bit..! :( I was figuring about $50/yd but my intuition is it may be low.
    R&Rer :cool:
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    Depends on what kind of rock first off. 4 yards is about right but thats only going like an inch or two deep. If access is a ***** the price could scoot anywhere.
  3. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,389

    According to my guestimate it is gonna take you appx. 1.23 tons to cover to a depth of 3". Does not sound like a lot but it will take you a little while by hand. Without use of a tractor I would charge appx. $150.00 if I did not have to move it an excessive distance.
  4. rockandroller

    rockandroller LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    Thanks jwing,

    The rock is up to him. It's my next door neighbor/friend so I'm not going to upcharge to much for materials. My guess is he's going to go for the cheap stuff. I'm mainly concerned with straight labor for hauling and unloading it in his yard. No breaks for the tough work!
  5. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    I've attached an excel spreadsheet I use for estimating stone.

    You'll need to adjust the density to the type of stone you have. For example, Washed #6 is about 3000lbs./cu. yd. Plug your number in and see what you get.

    I think you're estimate of 4 yds. is too high though.
  6. gvandora

    gvandora LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    Forgot my estimator.

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