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How do you price Drain tile?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by MJK, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    For those who call it something else its the plastic pipe that hooks up to the gutter and you extend it out under ground with a pop up. How do you price these? Labor + Materials?
  2. mdvaden

    mdvaden LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,946

    No formula.

    It's according to the job.

    Easy? Tough? Deep? Shallow? Roots? Obstacles?
  3. MJK

    MJK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    I just don't understand were you get the numbers from? If there all fairly easy, where do you pull the numbers from if i'm making any sense here.
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    It's priced the same way you'd price anything else. I bid these jobs.
  5. Travel'n Trees

    Travel'n Trees LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    $6.00 a foot with $25 minimum.
  6. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    average 20x40 home with an 8 foot basement i do them for $4000 (canadian).
  7. lawnboy

    lawnboy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    That is crazy. No way you get that kind of money for that. It takes less than $200 in material, and maybe a day in labor, maybe.
  8. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    you think thats bad?:confused: wow.......most average homes here for drain tile are around $4500-$7000.

    my price is the excavation,i power wash and water proof the foundation walls,any piping and the included labour,3/4'' clear crushed rock and then backfill and grade.for $5000 from other contractors you don't even get the waterproofing and show up with a 160 excavator:rolleyes: .

    i use the piping with the sock included it runs around $170 for a 250 foot roll.$45/hr for my backhoe.
  9. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    lawnboy... he's talking about a totally different job than you are.
  10. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    He is talking about installing those gutter valves at the end of some tile

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