sod removal and new install

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by dmk395, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    I need to rip out and remove 1500sqft of existing sod, then replace with new. Any rough pricing ideas???
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 3,556

    im charging $2200 for 2100 sq feet. i know its slim, but its a family freind. i figure, itll take me and 2 employees about a day. i figured ill pay each employyee $75, so $150 total. A sod cutter to rent is 80, a roller is 20. so thats 100. rent a tiller is 80, and then a yard of topsoil is $13, to haul off all the old sod is 100. the new sod is $252.

    so its costing me about $695

    so my profit is about $1505.

    hope that helps you!
  3. katrena

    katrena LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    We just removed and replaced about 2500 sf of sod.

    First job like this and realized my estimate was low when it came to removing and disposing old sod. Sod was removed with a sodcutter, then manually taken to trailer with a wheelbarrow. Consider your methods for removing it, hauling away, time, disposal etc. Plus we had a guy working with us who was lazy and slack. My husband and I hauled away 5 small trailer loads (6.5 X 10) of debris! Not too bad of a job though. Would do it again.....

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