trenching

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by jrmikka, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. jrmikka

    jrmikka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    whats a good price on trenching for a main line about 18" deep clean material
     
  2. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    $10 per hour
     
  3. jrmikka

    jrmikka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    wow...i give you that and free lunch
     
  4. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,905

    You have the best price out there:hammerhead:
     
  5. jrmikka

    jrmikka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    i forgot and i will fly you out here too!
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,771

    In all seriousness pricing isn't discussed much here, learned that lesson early on.

    What flies in one region won't in other regions.

    If you are capable of performing a job you should have a pretty good handle on everything, including your pricing.

    Best of luck, i'm sure you will well.
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  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,131

    what Jim said.

    I'll add that there are way to many variables to give even a ball park price. I go on some properties that can be trenched or pulled no problem, then you go two lots down the street and the ground is filled with 12" rocks and the only option is to hand dig.
     
  8. jrmikka

    jrmikka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    ya your right!
     
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 22,931

    Triple ditto, there is no way to price a site without being familiar with the area. Even then, you could get stuck in some sort of early "backfill" with boulders and other crap, which I've been into, and had to call for a backloader and dump truck to remove. Explaining that to the client ,and why the price is going up, and getting paid for the "extras" is what real contractors are made of. :clapping:
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  10. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,422

    What are you thinking when you ask that kind of question?
    I wouldn't even think of quoting a price until I see or know how underground utilities are run, how long, size and type of pipe, ground conditions, established lawn or dirt, customer background check, value of property, etc.
     

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