Help with underground gutter pricing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Pahl's Lawn & landscape, May 12, 2012.

  1. Pahl's Lawn & landscape

    Pahl's Lawn & landscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Hey guys i am wondering if anyone could help me with pricing some underground gutter installation. There is 5 gutters that need to be ran away from the house between 30 and 40 feet. I know they sell the kits so I am wondering how someone would bid something out like that do you do it by the foot? Im not really sure any other way you could get a sufficient price. And price including materials. If anyone could help me out i would greatly appreciate any advice you might have. THANKS!
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,256

    Get the price of your pipe and fittings add markup. Get the price of a 6" trencher for the day plus markup. Estimate 5-8 hours to do the work depending on your abilities. Add this up and you have a price.
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  3. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    couldn't have said it better myself.

  4. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Generally speaking, for one buried down-spout ran out about 8-10 feet, I'm usually at 175-250. This is always using sewer grade PVC and pop-up caps.

    Did one run last year that tied 4 downspouts together, ran out one pipe 30' from the house and into a catch basin. It came out to around $2500.00. With a re-grade of the lawn against the foundation.

    Personally, with the more rigid PVC, I'd use nothing less than a mini ex to cut your trench. The extra width gives you lee-way in laying the pipe.

    That's just general though. Knok has pretty well summed it up.
  5. FLCthes4:11-12

    FLCthes4:11-12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Chances are if you call it an underground gutter you are in for a good one. But gotta learn somewhere and education always costs.

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