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11' x 16' Pond?

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by steve in Pa., Mar 14, 2005.

  1. steve in Pa.

    steve in Pa. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 294

    Whats the average man hours you have in a 11 x 16 pond with a small streambed running about 10' with falls? I know the more ponds you do the faster your time but i'm looking for an average. Thanks for any info.
     
  2. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 173

    we bought a small kubota backhoe to speed up excevation. so we can have an 11 x 16 built in 40hrs or so.
     
  3. kb&a

    kb&a LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    40hrs??? how many guys working on it ?how deep? stream?waterfall?
     
  4. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 173

    typically we will have 3 men on a job. I don't buy in to the aquascape 5 men in a day. We've tried it but always feel like we are tripping over each other.

    usually we will go 3' deep, and we usually will have some where around a 10' stream.
    I'm telling you, mechanizing the digging process makes it go quick because the crew is fresh to place rock material. Traditionally by the time we would dig a pond out everyone was about spent.
     

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