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lava rock install, help on price

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by midlandlawncare, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. midlandlawncare

    midlandlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    I have a customer that needs 4 cu. yd. of lava rock installed. There is pine straw in place of it at the moment , this needs to be removed and the rock installed , most prices i have got on lava by the yard are around $100.00 per cu . yd.What would be a good estimate of the total price of the job?considering the rock , landscape cloth installed , and the pinestraw removed ? thank you.:waving:
  2. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    1200 thanks have fun
  3. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,277

    usually price lava rock at 5 times the cost per yard of mulch, so around 250/yd installed, plus removal of old stuff and PITA factor for working with rock. So like was posted earlier, around $1200 sounds good to me. I would bump the customer to say $1450 and see if they squirm, if not then I just pocketed an extra $250.

    p.s. unloading rock from the back of a truck sucks, so does shoveling it up if it is delivered into a big pile in the driveway.
  4. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Hmmmm... I didn't realize they had any volcanoes in GA. :p

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