Fill Dirt - Residential

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by TC Landscaper, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. TC Landscaper

    TC Landscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm brand new to landscaping. I have done trees and cut lawns for some time but have recently started doing flower beds and the like.

    My question is, how do I estimate the amount of fill dirt needed to level out a customer's yard? He has some minor dips he wants smoothed out. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Rockbridge Lawn Care LLC

    Rockbridge Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,078

    well measure the length, width, depth of the area that needs back filled to get a "VOLUME" MEASUREMENT, then correlate that to the type of aggerate or material being used on the job.

    You can look up density of materials to translate from your volume measurement to the "ton" figure some suppliers use. generally 1 yard = 1 ton =1 skid steer scoop
     
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  3. Rockbridge Lawn Care LLC

    Rockbridge Lawn Care LLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,078

    unless Billy-Bob is loading you...then 1 scoop = 2 tons:)
     
  4. mchildress

    mchildress LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Length x width x depth divided by 27 will give how many yards of material needed.
     

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