Gravel/Rocks under sod

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by skurtz78, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. skurtz78

    skurtz78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    I am servicing several yards in a new neighborhood and every yard has rock right under the sod. The prep job was not done correctly and everyones yard is turning brown fast with the little moisture we have had and even the ones that water daily are starting to get brown with the 90+ temps we have here. I have been told that the hot sun heats up the rock under the sod and causes water to evaporate quicker than normal and the heat also causes damage to the roots. Even though the roots have nothing to grab onto. I want to know if you have heard of this and if there is any published information about it out there so my clients can get the yard replaced by the builder.
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Just give them your written professional opinion and have them call out several landscpers to give theirs too.tell them to take pics and document the damage and put it together and send it to the building contractor and a lawyer.

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