Question of pricing out rocks.......

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by tallimeca, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if you take large rocks, say 3, or 4 foot in diameter out of a job and have a place to store them to use in future design, how do you come up with a price on what they are worth.

    I guess you have to figure your time and equipment of removing them, and then delivering them to a new job.
     
  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    What does it cost you to purchase such a rock?
     
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    How much do you think people are going to value those rocks?

    Often i can sell a boulder wall build with a excavator for the same price as a srw wall. Why? Because people view it as a wall. They have no idea how much easier it is to builder a boulder wall with a machine vs a srw wall.
     
  4. loom-gen

    loom-gen LawnSite Member
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    60-80 bucks a ton for the stone and 80 bucks an hour to place. one hour min.
     
  5. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    1hour minimum = you lose........set yourself a daily minimum, $500 for example, profit, to show up.
     

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