Well, I called and told the owner today it would be $3,500.00 total to do the job. I also told him that I would not build his pad using sod. I told him if he wishes to build the pad there it will cost him even more to have dirt hauled in. I suggested to him that the pad be moved to the bottom of the hill which in turn would save him money and I know they would be way more happy. I named many key points why to move it there and to do away with the so called sod base. They said they will kick it around. Doubt I here from them again but I can sleep well at night knowing I did not build something that was against one of the main things I know about excavating.