Drainage price help

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by scout279, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. scout279

    scout279 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Just trying to review my pricing. Some days I think I am too high and others I feel like am too low. But then things always look to come out right. I am bidding a 185' drainage job that I don't want to lose on. Basically renting a mini excavator and taking a trench down the side of the driveway, putting in 2 or 3 drain boxes and then running the pipe to the street. just looking for a guesstimate for what I should be around.
    Any help would be great!
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 18,335

    Free will always land you the job. :)
  3. poiuy qwerty

    poiuy qwerty LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I would charge approx $12 - $15/ft + rental cost
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    What size and type of pipe? What size and type of box? What's the terrain - flat, sloped,???
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,201

    clay? or sand?
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,752

    paper or plastic
  7. golfguy

    golfguy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 108

    I am paying $9.80 for installed 4" pipe, sod lifted and replaced. I am paying $3.00 a foot for 2" pipe installed.
  8. scout279

    scout279 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 82

    Ok the area is right along side a gravel driveway. I would say a little sandy and its all flat or already sloped toward the street. installing 4" drain pipe and 2 12" drain boxes. I was figuring some were in the range of $8 - $10 a ft. Pluss the rental of the excavator. Have hand dug a drain this long before but it was not fun and was also just across a back yard.
  9. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    You should be in the range of $14/linear foot for 4" hard PVC.

    I'd add $75.00 per 9x9" catch basin, and $100.00 per 12x12" catch basin.

    Also, cutting the curb, boring in to city main, tapping in to downspouts, etc. is extra.

    BTW - I would NEVER rent a mini ex to dig a couple hundred feet for 4" pipe...

    That's just me, though...
  10. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    Neglected to mention, though, that the soil down here in Southern LA is soft..

    Might be a bit different in VA (i.e. hard-packed), thus warranting the mini-ex rental..

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