Tracking through neighbors yards.

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by PerfiCut L&L, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    We have a patio project which provides an access problem. On one side of the house there is only about an 8' setback from the property line. 4' of that is consumed by the AC units. The front is blocked by telephone and cable boxes, so this side is out of the question, unless we intrude on the nighbors property. The other side has the same setback except there is about a 20 degree slope prohibiting the use of any machinery.

    The plan, hopefuly is that the nieghbor will allow us acces through their yard, and in return of course we will repair and replace all damaged areas with sod.

    I have not spoken with that homeowner yet but plan to tomorrow.

    Just wondering what others experience is with this type of situation.

    We will have about 30Tons of fill, and 17 Pallets of wall and paver stones to move to the back yard. Heck it will take 3 days just to shuttle it by wheel barrow if thats what we have to do.

    You thoughts? suggestions?
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    If the neighbour says no, you can you rent a conveyor for the blocks, and a motorized buggy (Yanmar makes one) for the material. If all else fails, call Labour Ready and support someones crack addiction.
  3. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    This sounds like a great idea. What sort of lengths and costs are we looking for something like this?
  4. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    The buggies are $150 or so a day. The conveyors vary. Call a large rental company (United Rentals), they'll know what you need.
  5. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Ill check united, there right down the street. I found SunBelt rentals, looks like a 20'er 20"wide runs about 100 a day. Would probably need 3.

    The buggies wont work unless we get access to the neighbors yard. If thats the case, we have a dingo slated for the week so we'll be ok there.
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,583

    There have been times where we have had to traverse on adjoining properties.

    Usually, what I do is I have the adjoining neighbors sign a form stating that they authorize us to traverse on their property, and that they're aware that damages to the turf will be inflicted, and the form states that we will grade and seed or sod their turf and that the CLIENT will be responsible watering.

    Being you're in MD, depending on the height of the dwelling - there is a company called 'STONE SHOOTERS' that may be able to conveyor the fill material OVER the roof.
    Google their name. I think they're out of Woodbine, but not certain on that.
  7. ANC Stone Creations

    ANC Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Local crane services are another way to not have to deal with the neighbors.
    You can have them put a machine back there for you, and also have them crane materials in a bin.
    They work pretty quickly.

    Last time I used a crane service it was only a few hundred bucks.
    Call some local companies and tell them what you need, they should be able to give you a rough idea.
  8. ANC Stone Creations

    ANC Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    By the time you figure the time and potential problems with the neighbors.

    Remeber your name is on the line.
    Besides, when everyone see the crane, they will know that nothing will slow you down not even access lol
  9. ANC Stone Creations

    ANC Stone Creations LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Sorry remember
  10. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    We did a backyard landscape like where they are completely landlocked. Only access to the backyard is through the house (row home) or underneath it via an ally. WE got permission from the homeowners (neighbors) to take down two sections of fence and utilize their stone parking pad for out material handling and access point. We built a bridge out of 6x6s and plywood so as to minimize the damage to two small landscape beds and grass. We did a temporary transplany on some perennials.

    Nicest part about it they went on a two week vacation and we did the work around then. As a thank you we "restoned" there driveway for them. they came back and were estatic. So it can be done. Just be careful of liablity and responsibilities.

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