top soil bid

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nijory, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. nijory

    nijory LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 11

    Got 2300 sq ft of top soil to install. 21 cubic yards.

    Two man crew.

    What would some of you charge?
     
  2. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    How and where are you spreading it? Machine or by hand, near pile or across the property?? Do you have to fix any damage done during spreading?? Seed and Fert??
     
  3. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    yes explain more about the job
     
  4. nijory

    nijory LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 11

    we are spreading by hand, on flower beds.
     
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    By hand, I would estimate the amount of time needed x labor plus material price. Basic Bid without seeing how far you are moving the material and how much hand work is needed.
     
  6. kkls2006

    kkls2006 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 141

    21 yards for flower beds? 2300 SQ'? How thick are you spreading the top soil?
     
  7. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,306

    $1800.00 plus tax
     
  8. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 631

    $1680 easy one day job.
     
  9. nijory

    nijory LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 11

    does 21 cubic yards, 2300 sq ft sound like a lot? customer wants it 3 inches deep. the flower beds are flat, no mound of anything.
     
  10. freddyc

    freddyc LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 578

    21 yards....


    3" = 0.25 ft

    if you have 2300 square ft and need it 3" deep, then 2300 X 0.25 is the final cubic ft. Thats 575.


    Because there are 27 cubic ft in a cubic yard, then 575/27 is 21 cubic yards. Add about 5% for uneven ground if you like.
     

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