Stone Removal

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bender, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. bender

    bender LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    Can anybody help me out in pricing stone removal. I have a customer interested in removing stone and planting grass in a 15 X 40 Ft. area.

    Thank you in Advance

    Kurt Bender
  2. permagro

    permagro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 8

    Smaller jobs are usually the most costly due to equipment limitations per the norm. I would figure a small job of this size at .85/sg ft for labor and materials.
  3. hosejockey2002

    hosejockey2002 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,195

    How deep is the stone? I did a similar job and I charged $500 for removing stone and spreading it in his driveway. He wanted to do the grass himself. I would have charged an additional $400 for sod and topsoil.
  4. SnoJob67

    SnoJob67 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    We have a job similar to what you are talking about. There are some minor differences. We will mulch rather than seed the areas and lay commercial grade fabric after removing the rock and cheap fabric used in the previous install.

    The area we are removing rock from is two small areas approximately 150 sf each (about half the size of what you are talking about). We charged as follows: Rock Removal-3 hours labor at $120, $35 dump fee, $30 trip charge to dump, $75 for fabric, pins, and labor and $110 for two yards of mulch installed. (Would have charged slightly more for the mulch if we were not already re mulching customer's entire property.)

    Although you will be seeding and have some different procedures, if you multiply the total of what I have times 2 since you are doing twice the area, it should give you at least a ballpark idea what I would charge.

    Also, .85X300=$255. I think permagro may have made a mistake???
  5. LawnLad

    LawnLad LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 738

    15 x 40 = 600 sq ft (x $.85 = $540.00)

    When you say stone do you mean flat stone or gravel? If it's just stone it should come up pretty quick. But what is the base under it? Soil or aggregate?

    If it's gravel or aggregate is it clean or mixed with soil? How deep will you have to go? If you remove 6" of material you're talking about just shy of 12 CY of material. And you have to truck in new soil.

    Clarify a little for us.
  6. bender

    bender LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    The stone is small riverbed. It looks fairly thin. Under the stone is soil. Its not mixed up too much. I'm thinking .85 is a good # to use. I appreciate everybody's response. Thanks again.

    Kurt Bender
  7. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Damn..........Iam way high I just got $1,100 for a job like this last year..:eek:

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