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How long to lay sod?????

horseman201

LawnSite Member
I have around 11,000 square feet of sod to lay and wanted to know how long it will take. There is not much to go around besides about 9 large oak trees. The rest is open. I have put down very small areas of sod but not this much. Prep work is already done. I tried to search this topic but could not get the search to go through. Any help would be great.
 

Lawnworks

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
usa
That looks like 22 pallets, so I think it would be alot more than 10-12 man hours. My guess would be 25-30 man hours @ whatever you need to make per man hour.
 

The Cowboy

LawnSite Senior Member
With a job like this i'd use about 2 helpers, itll probably be aroung 15-18 manhours. A good 6 hours 'll probably do the trick for the crew. I don't know how you bid it, but when I do it I charge about 4-5 bucks per roll installed for that much. It'll make me about 3500 bucks profit, give or take, thats alot better'n doing it per hour.
 

AGLA

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Cape Cod
I don't think that it is realistic to expect someone who has not done big sos jobs to lay 11,000 SF of so in one day with two helpers. Plan on at least a day and a half.
 

RedWingsDet

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Detroit
I dont see how it'd take 8hours or more. With 2 people, and the pallets in the right place, you can eaisly do 2000feet per hour
 

Lawnworks

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
usa
The Cowboy said:
With a job like this i'd use about 2 helpers, itll probably be aroung 15-18 manhours. A good 6 hours 'll probably do the trick for the crew. I don't know how you bid it, but when I do it I charge about 4-5 bucks per roll installed for that much. It'll make me about 3500 bucks profit, give or take, thats alot better'n doing it per hour.
$3500 profit w/ no prep work??? I was thinking about $1500 labor at the most
 

Lawnworks

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
usa
PremierLandscaping said:
I dont see how it'd take 8hours or more. With 2 people, and the pallets in the right place, you can eaisly do 2000feet per hour
That would be great, but I would bid for at least 24 man hours.
 

YardPro

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
coastal NC
i would also estimate qround 20 hours....

we lay big rolls with the dingo... a helper and i can lay 1K yards in less than a day.
 
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