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Installing miles of steel edging

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Nvtreesnick, May 17, 2019.

  1. m_ice

    m_ice LawnSite Member
    from IL
    Messages: 238

    Only in the midwest not in the south
     
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  2. Hayduke

    Hayduke LawnSite Senior Member
    from Oregon
    Messages: 411

    Whats your material cost on this job? We use 1/8" thick mild steel edging that is 3 to 4" tall and comes in 20 foot sticks. The 4" is much better than the 3" in my opinion. 3" runs about $29 bucks a stick, 4" is closer to $40. So for 3" this job would be at least $23,000 just for the edging-of course you'll probably get a volume discount?
    I've seen this stuff come in 100' rolls, but its only 1/16 or 3/32" thick. Can't seem to locate the rolls out here. Plus they weigh a couple hundred pounds each...
     
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  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,396

    read a little closer. the last 2 pictures are what we don't do down here.

    you may have to do things differently because of the ground freezing based on your location. i was just saying how it is done down here.
     
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  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,396

    it's not sand like the beach. it's sandy soil. there's a difference. i guess it's time to hit the block button :/ ...no reason to be a jerk Mark over something so stupid.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2019
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  5. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,396

    honestly for 3 miles i would never personally use metal edging but that's just my opinion.
     
  6. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,764

    That’s an insane amount of edging. Can you set it on the ground above grade and then just shoulder both sides (raise the grade) to bury it?
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,597

    This thread seems to have gotten shorter.
     
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  8. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Kalamazoo, MI
    Messages: 5,104

    I’ve never in my life seen metal edging above ground. If I seen that I’d think someone was laaaaaaaaazy. One bump of the mower and it’s getting ripped up I’d think.
     
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  9. GrassManKzoo

    GrassManKzoo LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Kalamazoo, MI
    Messages: 5,104

    Isn’t edging aluminum and rebar steel?
    How and why please.

    What’s going on around here can’t we just dig a small trench and stake the stuff with the provided materials
     
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  10. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,452

    The first 2 look horrible!
     
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