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Silt Fencing

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Raven386, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    I just got a call for an install of about 200ft of silt fencing. this is the first time i will be doing it but the client said he will help w/ first section and then he has to take of to meetings. i know the basics, 3-4inches into the ground and stakes 6-10" apart. how much should i charge and how long am i looking at? ( assuming no set-backs, rocks etc..) cant mow so i figured, gotta do something else besides off-road!! Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    hope i posted this in the right spot, sorry if its not!
     
  3. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    I'd guess about 6 hours if it is your first time.

    6 times your hourly rate.
     
  4. vadeere

    vadeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 249

    1.50 a ft is what it goes for here for that distance, good luck bud.
     
  5. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    really 6 hours? i dont mean to contradict you but i was thinking more like 2 maybe 3 with 2 people doing it. more time = more $$$
     
  6. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    Thanks for the info!
     
  7. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,807

    well isn't 3 hours with 2 people doing it is still 6 hours???

     
  8. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    see this is why i chose lawn care. no math involved! lol. well it turned out being just me... and more than 200ft maybe around 275-300. got the majority of it done today i have about 50ft or so to still do... 8am-2pm. not too bad for my first time id say.
     
  9. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    thanks for all your help!
     
  10. grassy

    grassy LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 13

    How are you getting it in the ground? 3-4'' is not deep enough? Who are ya tryin to fool? Not the DNR I hope. It should be in at least 12'' deep with 24'' minimum above ground. Steel posts every 5-7'. Yer not using landscape paper too, thought so, aw c'mon do it right like the rest of us have to.
     

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