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Time to dig trench

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by VO Landscape Design, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. VO Landscape Design

    VO Landscape Design LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Mt. Pleasant Ia.
    Messages: 365

    I have 100', 50', 45' and 85' of trenching to do for downspout drainage. Easy straight shot, no obstacles. Any idea on time just to trench? First time trenching so not familiar with the time it would take.
    Thanks
    VO
     
  2. SperaLandscaping

    SperaLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    With a machine: Very Quick, By Hand: A long time
     
  3. sehitchman

    sehitchman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 919

    I'd say 4-6 hours of machine trenching. No tree roots, rocks, hidden foundations, drainage tile, or buried pipe or cable. If you are renting, check out the machine before you leave to make sure it is working good. To see all of the things that can hold you up, check my post in the "Awww Crap!!!" thread.
     

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