How much would you have charged to fix these ruts?

Discussion in 'Bidding, Estimating and Pricing' started by Mowing monkey., Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    So these ruts are in a customers yard and I saw them as a possibility for an upsale. I know about how long it would take me and what I would charge so this isn’t really a seeking advice thread. And it’s a moot point anyway since I’ve since found out the customer has already hired someone to fix them. But for entertainment for some of us and maybe learning for someone else how much would you charge?


  2. weeze

    weeze Banned
    Messages: 17,196

    i usually fix stuff like that for free. i just run over the edges with my mower when the ground is soft and eventually it smooths out over time.
  3. OP
    Mowing monkey.

    Mowing monkey. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 855

    These have been there for a while and are too solid for that approach. And it must’ve been a cement truck or something. They’re a foot deep.
  4. Jasburrito

    Jasburrito LawnSite Member
    Messages: 207

    I fixed these ruts today for 60. It took me an hr plus. Got me the mowing account. Also gonna trim hedges. I am trying to get 60 an hr. I used a shovel to decompress soil. ( dug under rut/lifted)


    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
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  5. Cam15

    Cam15 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I was thinking around a $100 if you have to fill them dirt and put seed there.
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  6. weeze

    weeze Banned
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    man you guys have it made. people around here wouldn't pay anything to get something like that done. they would just leave the ruts there until they smoothed out by themselves over time. :laugh:
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