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: 10
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 online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,457
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: 10
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 online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,457
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: 10
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 online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,457
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
Dogs
Mr. Mow
06-29-2015 02:37 PM
Today 11:28 AM
by Steve
6 1,718
Ready to learn and get...
Koley Lawn & Landscape
06-28-2015 05:16 AM
Today 11:26 AM
by Steve
8 1,771
Three Stripe Land Care...
hammr04
Yesterday 07:19 PM
Today 11:24 AM
by Steve
1 38
Just about mid year, how...
GreenWorx
06-24-2015 07:05 PM
Yesterday 07:41 PM
by hammr04
5 1,835
Country Life Lawn Care
darleneh
06-29-2015 11:24 AM
Yesterday 01:25 PM
by Steve
3 1,699
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
06-29-2015 09:23 PM
by Chilehead
6 1,792
I dont know what to do...
Bradcook21
06-21-2015 08:49 AM
06-29-2015 02:30 PM
by Mr. Mow
11 2,023
Marketing ideas
xandrew245x
04-29-2014 06:35 AM
06-25-2015 07:11 PM
by GreenWorx
34 5,636
Never ending sod jobs
avetslawncare
06-05-2015 09:46 PM
06-25-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
11 2,265
Weed and Feed Service...
mike94740
06-23-2015 05:50 PM
06-24-2015 09:56 PM
by avetslawncare
2 1,749
Trimming hedges / trees,...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
06-23-2015 07:08 PM
06-24-2015 09:59 AM
by Steve
1 1,751
Hi Everyone from Arkansas
KellyMarie
06-04-2015 04:16 PM
06-23-2015 01:34 PM
by KellyMarie
4 2,028
how to make customers...
Bradcook21
05-27-2015 05:04 PM
06-23-2015 06:36 AM
by GreenWorx
7 2,251
problems with a customer...
LawnCareMan280
06-16-2015 10:26 PM
06-22-2015 11:11 AM
by Steve
6 2,019
Please review this FREE...
markty
06-21-2015 07:42 AM
06-22-2015 11:00 AM
by Steve
1 1,777
A good commercial bid...
burtle
06-20-2015 09:09 PM
06-22-2015 10:56 AM
by Steve
1 1,831
What would you do with...
holymoly
06-20-2015 06:48 PM
06-22-2015 10:48 AM
by Steve
1 1,771
New Member just joined...
vgoleco@hotmail.com
06-19-2015 03:49 PM
06-22-2015 10:42 AM
by Steve
2 1,809
Credit Cards - What's in...
Shark1611
06-16-2015 03:04 PM
06-21-2015 07:24 PM
by Chilehead
4 1,901
Blade usage
Wolf4dk
06-16-2015 12:18 AM
06-21-2015 05:35 PM
by kslawn
4 1,913
Hello, I am new to the...
adamslawnservices
06-17-2015 08:06 PM
06-19-2015 10:28 AM
by Steve
3 1,843
Is it too late to do...
markty
06-16-2015 05:28 PM
06-19-2015 10:22 AM
by Steve
4 1,906
First commercial bid
SGL1
06-12-2015 08:57 PM
06-18-2015 05:04 PM
by SGL1
9 2,266
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
06-18-2015 11:02 AM
by Steve
7 1,983
I have been rude and...
biglee
06-15-2015 10:11 PM
06-18-2015 10:46 AM
by Steve
10 2,069
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:06 AM
06-17-2015 08:38 AM
by burtle
9 3,160
Customer keeps adding...
Mr. Mow
06-13-2015 06:22 AM
06-16-2015 10:23 AM
by Steve
11 2,121
Pass discounts onto...
burnell76
06-03-2015 06:33 PM
06-16-2015 10:02 AM
by burnell76
3 2,006
burned grass only where...
nhauto
06-15-2015 05:28 PM
06-16-2015 09:45 AM
by Steve
2 1,876
Half year mark review.
Steve
06-02-2015 11:24 AM
06-15-2015 01:04 PM
by Steve
18 2,585
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 10:41 AM
06-15-2015 01:01 PM
by Steve
86 9,623
New Member
Bruce Fehr
06-05-2015 07:13 PM
06-15-2015 12:53 PM
by Steve
6 2,005
New to the business,...
CarefreeMowing
06-12-2015 02:36 PM
06-15-2015 12:50 PM
by Steve
1 1,886
Beginner Mistakes:...
Steve
01-31-2007 11:45 AM
06-13-2015 08:48 AM
by holymoly
45 11,958
New to the forum, new to...
CarefreeMowing
06-11-2015 12:35 PM
06-12-2015 10:44 AM
by Steve
2 1,809
problems with a customer
LawnCareMan280
05-19-2015 06:28 PM
06-11-2015 10:50 PM
by stallman419
8 2,357
Website Review
Outdoordesignsknox
06-08-2015 08:44 PM
06-11-2015 09:48 PM
by Just for Cuts
13 2,226
another newish job for me
holymoly
06-07-2015 08:34 AM
06-11-2015 10:05 AM
by Steve
8 2,027
Anyone need help? I have...
biglee
05-06-2015 12:22 PM
06-10-2015 01:45 PM
by holymoly
15 2,945
Hello from the GREAT...
gbfarmsllc
06-09-2015 11:10 AM
06-10-2015 01:29 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 1,879
Hey guys and gals, I'm...
Joeyhall
06-03-2015 03:54 PM
06-08-2015 02:15 PM
by chris2500hd
8 2,119
Mowing Bermuda...
Mr. Mow
06-02-2015 12:45 PM
06-08-2015 12:45 PM
by Steve
12 2,280
Hey Guys
PrattLandscaping
06-07-2015 06:37 PM
06-08-2015 12:23 PM
by Steve
2 1,889
Share your stolen...
SGL1
05-27-2015 09:05 PM
06-08-2015 11:54 AM
by Steve
25 2,822
Hello there My name is...
zwalk1839
06-04-2015 11:10 PM
06-08-2015 11:52 AM
by Steve
4 2,006
Laid off oil field...
Mr. Mow
05-30-2015 09:03 AM
06-08-2015 06:20 AM
by Mr. Mow
4 2,116
How do you find one time...
Greg'slawnandlandscape
06-02-2015 09:57 PM
06-05-2015 09:49 PM
by avetslawncare
4 2,039
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
06-04-2015 05:24 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 2,338
Replacement Parts -...
nicholas-KC
08-16-2014 08:40 AM
06-04-2015 11:45 AM
by Steve
9 3,829
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-04-2015 11:42 AM
by Steve
1,225 398,563
» Popular Tags
ad landscaping advertising apartment complex apartment lawn care estimate applying bark billy goat brushcutter blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration design door hangers edging employee problems equipment dealer equipment rental facebook foreman free advertising free lawn care google growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills how to husqvarna increase customers jobs landscape landscape services landscaping lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn mowing marketing marketing secrets more customers business mr dave new business ordinance past due patio install per hour service plowing pricing push versus ride scripts secrets to landscaping shell shreaded small engine repair snow plowing sq ft square foot swzt trailer trailer mate pro tree trimmer rack up sell employee web design website website design winterization wood www.greenturion.co.za
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.

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