Sod Question

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Okiebug003, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Member
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    Got a job putting down 24 pallets (12,000sq ft) of sod on a new construction site, no dirt prep that's already finished. My question is how long will this take can it be done in one day. I'll have a skid with forks to move the pallets where they need to be put down. I'll also have 4 guys working for me. Never done a sod job this big before so just trying to plan out how much time I need. Thanks
     
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    So you already gave a price and landed the job without knowing how long it might take.
     
  3. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you know how long it takes to lay a pallet with the number of people you are using then multiple it by 24.
     
  4. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking for a real response, yes i have done the math, and figured up how long I 'think' it will take. I was looking for someone to give advice from there experience. Any help is appreciated
     
  5. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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    One pallet of slab's take's one person one hour to lay, if it's roll's then 45 minute's.
     
  6. easy-lift guy

    easy-lift guy LawnSite Gold Member
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    Must be small pallets. Normally here in SW Florida pallets are 400 Sq Feet each. I est. 4 guys with the pallets already spotted, no beds or irrigation systems to work around 6 to 7 hours tops for all Four guys.
    easy-lift guy
     
  7. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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  8. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Why are you asking the question then if you already done the math.
    Way to many factors in laying sod you have prep the borders to lay sod.
    Works faster to have 2 laying and 2 packing
    Time frame takes my crew lay the sod wont be same time has your crew

    Small areas takes more time vs open areas where there is less cutting

    Good luck on the job
     
  9. Okiebug003

    Okiebug003 LawnSite Member
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    What's the point of having this forum if u can't ask questions, if I already knew it all I wouldn't ask. Thanks for the answers everyone
     
  10. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Most people ask question about things they don't know about or before they bid a job to double check there figures

    You already have the job and you already did the math
    What you going do if your math was wrong. Since Joe Blow said on Lawn Site should take 40 man hrs to do the job your math was 20 hrs
    You going change you price before you start the job.

    You must knew something if you already have the job
    Or did you price it to cheap from comment in red

    Are your pallets sell by sf or sq yards Here they sell it by the sq yard

    Since you already have the job what is your price that you are laying it for
     

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