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price for sod

kmicki

LawnSite Member
Location
midwest
what is the going rate for laying down sod?
she has a 30x30 front yard have to drive 1hr 10 to get there.
I just need some advice what to charge for my time and labor.
 

Enviro Green

LawnSite Senior Member
Who cares how long it takes you to get there? You don't get paid to commute to work no matter how far away you live....

High end, 750, inc. prep work. plus topsoil if needed (extra cost). Don't forget about delivery fee ifyou have to have the sod deliveir on a small job like this.

EG
 

desertrat

LawnSite Member
Location
Tucson,Arizona
I charge $1.50 sqft. I don't charge driving time or prep, just the SQft. price. I pay $.28 for sod, add prep, labor and whatever else, and usually make $1.00sqft. I charge extra for irrigation.
 

D Felix

LawnSite Bronze Member
Who cares how long it takes you to get there? You don't get paid to commute to work no matter how far away you live....
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Off topic for this thread, but it does matter how long it takes you to get there. If it is just you, and you alone, it may not make a difference. But as soon as you have a laborer sitting in the truck next to you, they are on the clock, right? Hmmm, that means you have money going out the door, with none coming in while you are in the truck. See why it matters?

Now imagine you have 6 guys headed to a job 1/2 hour away. 6 guys x $10/hour x 1/2 hour each way x 2 times/day = $60 in wages. Over a weeks time, that means $300 in lost revenue. Or, $15,000 over a years time (50 weeks)....
Travel time matters. PERIOD.


Dan
 

landscapingpoolguy

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Sparta, NJ
yur paying 28 cents per sq ft!!!!!!!! Please stop paying retail....I get it for $0.18 a sq ft

Chuck
 


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