Time Estimate

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Forever Green Landscaping, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Forever Green Landscaping

    Forever Green Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 138

    I can usually estimate on my own without having to ask on here but this is a little different.

    How long would it take 2 guys to dig a 4'x4'x4' hole for a catch basin from gutter and sump pump?
    I was hoping to use the labor to prevent running a machine across the lawn and tearing it up.
  2. Deererunner

    Deererunner LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 319

    Honestly, it is going to depend on the type of soil your trying to dig through. I actually just did the same thing for a customer last month, took me about an hour by myself but had ideal soil conditions to dig by hand. If you have clay or rookie soil, going to take a lot longer. Sandy conditions could also increase time due to may have small cave ins.

    Hope this helps...
  3. KeystoneLawn&Landscaping

    KeystoneLawn&Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 774

    I use a sub with a mini that has pads and only excerts 70lbs per square inch....just leaves a little indentation...worth the cost...hand digging sucks!

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