Need help bidding a job

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by icex, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    I got a call to look at a creek dredging job. The last flood in may 2010 washed alot of sediment down the creek. He wants the area marked in red dug out to the rock cliff and put back on the bank, raising the bank up higher and using the rocks for support of the bank. I realy have no idea on how to bid this, usualy I bid by the hour but his insurance company requests a total price bid. I am thinking of renting a JD 120 to use for this.

    I tried to make this picture in paint with what I was talking about, but it doesent show up good. He wants the material cleared out all the way to the rock cliff to make the creek flow against the rock cliff and not cutting his bank out.

    The creek is about 500 yards long, 10-15 ft wide. About 250 yards of the creek is filled in, the other half of the creek just needs straightened up. He thinks it will take two weeks, I say 2-3 days max.


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  2. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,022

    what does he want you to do with the trees?
     
  3. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    He is wanting to cut them himself and then have me dig the stumps out, but I think it would be better for me to bring them down with the excavator and move them were he wants them instead of digging the stumps all day long. I am guessing he will probaly lay them on the bank.
     
  4. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    I also would like to add that I am considering sloping the banks once done and stacking those rocks out of the creek on the bank like rip rap. If I was to do it this way should I use geotextile fabric, and if so were can you find it at?
     
  5. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328

    If he thinks it will take 2 weeks then do it in a week and charge a 135 a hr, that comes to 5400 for a week for 40 hours. I would just say 5500 and drag it out through out the week . Dont ever say 2-3 days max because that usually turns out to be a nightmare its a curse of the jobs .
     
  6. hoeman376

    hoeman376 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 328

    Or bid it by the yard.
     
  7. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389



    That was a ball park number I was thinking also. I may have my 304 mini there also working so I was thinking a bid of 7000-8000 as at the end of his property line at the creek it is almost completely filled in and will take awhile to clean that area also.
     
  8. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Better get the government approval on this one. I took some trees out by a creek one time and the next thing I know was that a neighbor turned me into the army core of engineers, then we had to have a meeting with them on site, and look everything over. Thankfully everything was ok, but had I been in the creek doing any work they were going to fine me.
     
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,119

    I would price that job by the day, Dirtman has some really good pics on how he does bank repair work and what he uses.
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  10. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    I figured I would need a permit. I wonder how hard it will be to get it approved for this job? It's flood prevention, so hopefully it will be pretty simple.
     

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