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Deep well and sod

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by kevinlane, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    Anyone know what ti takes to install a deep well? I examined the property for the sod, but have no idea how to install or price a deep well...I'm thinkin I should pass on that to a plumber or sprinkler contractor. I believe it will be for sprinkers. Any help would be appreciated. I also calculated 7 paletts of st augustine sod. Any input on how to price this would be good.Thanks bruthas
  2. okeefl

    okeefl LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    The well should be left to a well drilling company with the specialized tools and equipment. There are also permits involved for wells. St. Augustine is running aroung $120.00/ pallet installed down here.
  3. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    Sod must be real cheap in florida. St augustine here would cost me 98 per pallet just to buy. I install for 225 per pallet. I agree let a well company drill the well. I helped my dad shoot down a shallow well once and it was no fun. about 25 feet is as far as you are getting.
  4. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    will they even allow a well to be drilled in st. pete?
    i can get st. aug. for 110. here in tampa.
    i usually install the first 2 pallets for 300. then start knocking the price dw. from there.
  5. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    2 weeks ago i spoke with another LCO, and he had bid out 32 pallets @ 225. each
  6. kevinlane

    kevinlane LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    I have a well at my house for my sprinkler system. Guess I will leave that to the pro's. Thanks for the info.
  7. Bigray

    Bigray LawnSite Member
    Messages: 140

    yes, many shallow wells in the city that are grand fathered in, but not sure if they allow new wells to be drilled ?
  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Depending on the location of the property you will probably be ok with a shallow well. Still leave that to a professional sprinkler co. much easier to do it that way. Depending on my price per pallet I will install for about 200 each.
  9. mx315

    mx315 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    No deep wells within 10-12 miles of the Gulf up here in North FL... saltwater intrusion problems. Old ones that they grandfathered in a few years ago are now going away too. You can still get shallow wells but it's gonna cost you big money for the permit and around $400 for the drilling, plus the pump. Irrigation from reclaimed treatment water is the new hot thing here. It's $125 for the meter and about $15-20 a month for water.
  10. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,286

    Using affluent water to irrigate is a very smart thing to do. This should have started a long time ago.

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