Need help bidding a job

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

  1. jefftb

    jefftb LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 563

    Here in TN you need an ARAP permit. Aquatic Resource Alteration Permit.

    Go digging through the creek here and it can be a big fine. That's if you're just crossing it let alone wallowing straight through 200 yards of it.

    They will generally want you to have some sediment or siltation abatement plan presented prior to doing anything.

    You should be able to go to the WV-DENR to check. Sometimes you can have one in a few weeks, it'd take longer than that here for this job.
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,099

    Do it on a weekend, no one important will see you.
     
  3. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    I just called on geotextile fabric.. looking at $400 a roll for a 15x300 ft roll. This sound reasonable for the fabric?
     
  4. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Don't use any fabric. You want vegitation to grow through the rock. The grasses root systems will do a great job holding the bank in place. The rock thats being placed will keep the bank stable untill the vegitation takes hold.

    J.
     
  5. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    J,

    Anyway I can talk to you on the phone or over IM for a few minutes?

    This guy wants gabion baskets and nothing but gabion baskets.
     
  6. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    What is a base figure on gabion basket installation? Thinking $50-100 per basket installed?
     
  7. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    I pm'd you my contact info. I will help if I can.

    J.
     
  8. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,756

    The clean water act will probably apply to this job BUT if you are far enough upstream and isolated enough, you can limit government intrusion but make sure you use BMP's and limit the water turbidity. I don't think this would be considered a wetland but you never know and affecting anyone downstream can be troublesome BUT repairing a creek or restoring a creek isn't the same as damning it up or diverting it. In Texas, you are supposed to get permission to work in the creeks BEFORE you start.
    This is something I want to do more and more of too so let's hear from more of you guys that do this..
     
  9. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    I would bid it by the day or bid it high if you're not sure how long it will take. Definitely get whatever permits needed before you start. I would find out exactly what they want as far as the rocks go. Stacking them like you're thinking will take some time and could be an issue if you bid by the job.

    Before you bid anything, I would call in locates for any possible utilities. I turned down a larger creek job in a subdivision last year after I called in locates. Phase 3 power, telephone, and gas lines all ran through the creek. The job wasn't worth the risk.
     
  10. icex

    icex LawnSite Senior Member
    from WV
    Posts: 389

    I have a estimate in my head now thanks to help from a member.

    There is nothing ran underground here, its all above ground. I will call 811 before hand though. Even gas lines are laid above ground for some reason. Farther north they arent, though.
     

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