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Site work for Slabs?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by SouthernYankee, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I was wondering if anyone here grades/builds house slabs?
  2. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    We do alot of slab prep work......but do it a little different than most around here, so we don't get alot of the work. I insist on compacting my fill...they cowboy it here, throw it in, grade it, pour it and hope it lasts past the one year builder warranty. I would like to think I come from place where quality is as important as is the bottom line.....
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    I worked for a company that built houses, did site prep, basements, etc, water, sewer, electric, phone, cable TV. That was 7 years ago.
  4. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    yea we do all the grading and landscaping for several contractors
  5. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I have got some slab questions anyone new or old from this post still do slabs?
  6. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    I backfill and grade them, and occasionally will build a pad. I don't prep or dig the footers though. What questions do you have?
  7. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,787

    Unbelievable. Ditto down here for driveway work. Nobody compacts around here. I do but I lose out on the bid and it's tough educating customers who only look at the bottom line.

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