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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Wrobel#1, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. Wrobel#1

    Wrobel#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    I have a customer with a 30X90 dog run its half woods and half open land she wants me to cover the area with stone dust any other suggestions. SHe's paying but I do better work then that she doesn't want mulch or pea gravel. Please throw me a suggestion thanks DAve
  2. Precision

    Precision LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,995

    Ok maybe that made sense to you, but could you spell it out a little better for the rest of us.
  3. fga

    fga LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,449

    he's asking for an alternative to the stone she wants to use. he's offered some, and refused them. looking for more choices.
  4. Wrobel#1

    Wrobel#1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    thats right fga i thought it was pretty clear
  5. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Stone Dust is the material of choice, easy to clean up and to walk on.

    Best Choice !
  6. jpp

    jpp LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    I would think that it would be in your best interest to do what the customer wants. They told you what they want, so it is obvious to me that they have their mind made up. If you can do better that is good, but I would do want the customer wants. They customer is always right.
  7. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Cut a pathway through the dog run about 4" deep

    Put a layer of black plastic down in the pathway.electrical square staples are what I use. Take a hammer and tack them right into the ground.

    Then fill with stonedust.

    You could charge for the pathway by the foot and I would suggest 13.00
    per ft to dig it, include all labor and plastic and electrical staples

    2700 sq ft you need 23 tons at 2 " deep (my estimate 23-25 dollars per ton.)

    1170.00 Labor
    575.00 Materials
    Total Job = 1745.00 Stone Delivery is extra

    You could also add some landscaping with trees and shrubs to help screen the dog run.
  8. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 508

    IMO i love stonedust
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    How much does stonedust weigh per cubic yard?

    I always estimated 1500 pounds per yard of stonedust...have I been wrong all these years?

    If my calculations are correct at 2" deep you are looking at 17 yards. Well @ 1500#'s per yard its comes out to be ~13tons. If its a ton per yard you are looking at ~17 tons. According to your calculations its ~2800 pounds per that's heavy.
  10. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

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