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Excavation, How many guys?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GroundScapesIncorporated, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 386

    The first day on a job do you send a full crew out or do you send one or two guys out to do the excavation and rough in base.

    I ask this because sometimes on the first day when most of what is being done is excavation, I see more people "standing around" then usually.

    Just curiuos as to how everyone else handles this.

    I think that this point of the job is where good equipment can save tons of money.
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,527

    3 guys.

    1 to run the sciddy-bopper
    1 to rake and level
    and 1 to run tamper.

    All 3 tasks performed similtamiously (sp).
  3. PatriotLandscape

    PatriotLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    from MA
    Messages: 1,209

    3 guys

    Me yelling, one picking up supplies and the other digging.
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    First day is always doing the ripout, and getting materials to the job. Once we have a clean plate, and all materials onsite, then a full crew shows up not before. :)
  5. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Since im a 2 man company every one is there.

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