washout area

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by greydog4u2, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. greydog4u2

    greydog4u2 LawnSite Member
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    Have a customer who wants an area filled in where the ground is starting to wash away. Looks like mostly shale.Think whomever did the lawn used very little if any topsoil the area with the most damage is aproximatly 700 sq ft. I got a price for 8 ton of soil at 3 inch depth.Also thinking 150/$200 labor for 2men spreading and seed fert& cover.
     
  2. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    So what is your question???
     
  3. greydog4u2

    greydog4u2 LawnSite Member
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    Just wondering if the figures sound right[labor ,sq ft etc.] also would grass come in too green in ptch areas.
     
  4. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What equipment are you using to do the job
    Are u hauling the dirt to the job
    Or you doing it all by hand
     
  5. greydog4u2

    greydog4u2 LawnSite Member
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    Have the dirt hauled in by supplier for $30 fee, which will be added to estimate. Plan on wheeling to area to be patched and grading by hand . not too difficult of a job.
     
  6. Fireguy97

    Fireguy97 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Why are you going to replace the soil without fixing the problem? If the previous soil has washed away, then the new soil will wash away too, unless you fix the drainage problem first.

    You had better charge a lot more than $230.00 plus the cost/markup of the top soil, because you'll be doing it again for free after this soil (8 tons) washes away.

    Mick
     
  7. greydog4u2

    greydog4u2 LawnSite Member
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    The $150/200 is my labor every thing else will be paid by customer.topsoil is $270 delivered seed is $30 for 10# and figuring $10/15 for miracle grow fert.Also grade is being taken into consideration.
     
  8. Fireguy97

    Fireguy97 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Good Luck. Get before and after pics to share with us. Let us know how it goes.

    mick
     
  9. greydog4u2

    greydog4u2 LawnSite Member
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    Sound like I will make out?
     

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