Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Helping a Friend


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 06-19-2010, 04:55 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default Helping a Friend

Not slacking, yesterday I worked on a wood cutting job, OMG I am sore, I put 9 tanks of fuel through a Stihl 361, our company record was 7 set by my son two weeks ago but I am paying for it today, three staff chipped, client who has experience cutting as he grew up on a farm said, Andy you are an animal with a chain saw, I have never seen anyone who could cut that many trees in a day, and we are talking some pretty big spruce that simply had to go, I would guess 50 of them were 12 to 20" across the butt, we just cut it into pulp size so that he can sell it and get some of his money back.

Anyhow this weekend is a clean up from another excavation company job for a let's say a Green friend that does some floating for me after his work hours with his own own truck and my trailers, happens to live within 5 min of my place, excavation company left them one heck of a mess and they simply do not have the cash to clean this up as it's a massive job.

He is going to drive my 3320 seeings how he has experience and lots of it and I will use the 27, really a job for my 50 excavator but she is too far away.

Cover my fuel costs, food and maybe one cold one at the end of the day is the cost to them.

First thing we are doing is a 350 foot drain as theirs was not done properly, isn't working and basically their back yard is like soup, then the excavation company piled about 8 truck loads of fill in the back yard and left it, no idea what the plan was, massive rocks spread everywhere, in short their kids have no area to play and it looks really bad, super couple with four young kids and we all know how tight money can be starting out.

Now I haven't seen the site for about two months so I can't really give more details however I will take before and after pics, we will pound a 16 hour say today starting at 7, the 27 has four aux lights and it is amazing in the dark and see if we can't get this done by the end of fathers day tomorrow.

I am pretty tight with him and his wife and not because he works at a Green store, they are like most people I come across super, super nice people and he does anything I need done anytime so this to me is a very small thank you, have the gear so let's do it. Kids he tells me are super excited knowing a back yard play area for them and the dog is about to happen.

If by the end of the day it doesn't look like I can get it done, I have two staff on standby and will bring in a 3520 and a 35D, with four machines it would go super fast.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 06-19-2010, 11:44 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,035
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
That sounds like one heck of a project! You gotta snap some photos of the project you are working on. I love seeing your pics.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-19-2010, 07:38 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That sounds like one heck of a project! You gotta snap some photos of the project you are working on. I love seeing your pics.
Well 12 hours later and I would guess we are 70 percent completed:

Chris, the owner and Green friend drove the 3320, tires are loaded no room for a ballast box and not really required with this tractor.

The project is to dig a proper drain 350 feet long, put a layer of 1" clear stone, 4" sock wrapped Big O pipe, cover to 6" over the pipe on the driveway wide and to surface in the back, to surface as there is a massive back hill behind his house causing the issue, drop the grade in the back yard so it's flat for their kids to play in, top soil and sod.

Here are the Pics

1) Arrival Gravel is Ready
2) Drain Before
3) 27 Ready
4) Drain Dug
5) Draingug2) Rockbase for drain pipe
7) Chris on the 3320 movine 1" clear
8) Cover drain pipe
9) Cover Drain Pipe
10) Drop Grade of back yard and haul fill away
11) Backfill over drain
12) Maya and I are home, Beer Shower and Bed, another long day tomorrow and many was it hot, thank goodness for A/C in the excavator
Attached Images
File Type: jpg arrival.jpg (89.5 KB, 9 views)
File Type: jpg drainbefore.jpg (106.2 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg 27ready.jpg (125.0 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg Draindug.jpg (110.3 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg draindug2.jpg (131.0 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg chris3320.jpg (131.2 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Coverdrainpipe.jpg (138.2 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Dropgrade.jpg (184.0 KB, 6 views)
File Type: jpg Bachfilldrain.jpg (130.1 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg HemiandMayahome.jpg (124.7 KB, 12 views)
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-20-2010, 11:59 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,035
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That looks like one rough terrain to dig in! Wow are there some serious rocks in there!

Quote:
4" sock wrapped Big O pipe
What kind of drain pipe is used?

Is that used for draining water off the landscape or is that for a sump pump from the house?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-20-2010, 03:47 PM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
That looks like one rough terrain to dig in! Wow are there some serious rocks in there!



What kind of drain pipe is used?

Is that used for draining water off the landscape or is that for a sump pump from the house?
It is a pipe that is 4" across, full of perforations to let water in then pre covered with a 25 year fabric to keep silt out, the issue is being created by a new subdivision three years ago in back, they changed the natural flow of water so it if or was running into his back yard and into the house, we stopped it with this drain, the back yard was dry already, they said the first time in over three years and that was just from overnight.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-21-2010, 11:40 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,035
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is amazing how much new construction in the area can effect drainage. It does make you wonder if the new construction could be liable to pay for such drainage problems they create.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is it ok to just get help from a friend and pay per job? Lukacs Property Maintenance General Talk 7 07-15-2008 01:06 AM
Your New friend anadyf Introduce Yourself 5 10-13-2007 01:25 PM
Helping Others! pnplawn General Talk 2 04-10-2007 12:43 PM
Helping a neighbor is good P.R. Steve Lawn Care Marketing & Post your marketing material for review! 0 02-09-2007 09:28 AM
South Mississippians helping each other out Steve General Business Discussions 0 07-07-2006 08:21 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
Yesterday 02:23 PM
by Andy S.
16 2,033
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
Yesterday 10:09 AM
by joshp
5 322
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-22-2016 07:52 PM
by Chilehead
3 84
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 112
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-21-2016 01:52 PM
by Chilehead
6 116
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 106
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 110
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 94
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 383
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 102
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 364
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 118
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 229
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 362
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,570
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,695
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
08-07-2016 08:44 AM
by Lawnline
5 1,745
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,195
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 284
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 402
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,745
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,889
Now Hiring Just South of...
Chilehead
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
07-27-2016 11:38 AM
by Chilehead
0 359
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-26-2016 11:22 PM
by Chilehead
11 662
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
07-25-2016 03:22 PM
07-26-2016 11:21 AM
by Lawnline
2 375
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-26-2016 11:12 AM
by Lawnline
6 983
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
07-25-2016 01:47 PM
07-25-2016 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 356
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
07-25-2016 09:13 AM
07-25-2016 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 348
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
07-25-2016 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 925
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
07-25-2016 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,841
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:31 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy