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.

Pool leveling am I on the right track


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-07-2013, 12:51 AM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 398
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Pool leveling am I on the right track

The video explains it all http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMsVlgDSod8
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 04-07-2013, 10:56 AM
SECTLANDSCAPING SECTLANDSCAPING is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: CT
Posts: 1,912
Rep Power: 0
SECTLANDSCAPING is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
I didint listen to anything you said. I just looked at your hair.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-07-2013, 06:18 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 2
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SECTLANDSCAPING View Post
I didint listen to anything you said. I just looked at your hair.
When I saw the video I didn't even wanna watch it. I'm not being rude just honest. Have you thought of shaving that off, people may be more appt to come talk to you of you were "clean" cut. If you weren't running a business I wouldn't care but you do and you want to look approachable
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-07-2013, 10:17 PM
jrayb39667's Avatar
jrayb39667 jrayb39667 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Deep South MS
Posts: 121
Rep Power: 3
jrayb39667 is on a distinguished road
Default

I have to LOL.... i actually listened to your video. Why in the hell would you take on a job of that size that you have no idea how to do. if you do get the pool up and water in it. one of the kids could be in the pool playing when it all decides to turn loose and you're opening yourself up for a huge liability suit. I don't think you even have the equipment to pack the dirt after you do get it leveled out do you? I would lick my wounds and tell the lady that I have no idea what i'm doing and just walk away.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-07-2013, 10:56 PM
Greg'slawnandlandscape Greg'slawnandlandscape is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Jacksonville north Carolina
Posts: 398
Rep Power: 3
Greg'slawnandlandscape is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrayb39667 View Post
I have to LOL.... i actually listened to your video. Why in the hell would you take on a job of that size that you have no idea how to do. if you do get the pool up and water in it. one of the kids could be in the pool playing when it all decides to turn loose and you're opening yourself up for a huge liability suit. I don't think you even have the equipment to pack the dirt after you do get it leveled out do you? I would lick my wounds and tell the lady that I have no idea what i'm doing and just walk away.
We were going to rent the equipment to pack it. As for the pool I wasn't going to set it up. I took the job because its original area was not on a step slope then they moved it to a bigger grade so originally it wasn't that hard. But after starting work today the customer comes out and tells me they will do it there selves so I just charged for the labor and dirt. It was aggravating but it's all part of the job.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-07-2013, 11:03 PM
ratchetmaster2 ratchetmaster2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 3
ratchetmaster2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Seriously...the hair needs to go dude. I thought the exact same thing when I watched your other video about you wanting a brand new truck. It looks ridiculous.

There are 3 types of people:
1) The person who is very experienced and educated. He is more than qualified to do the job properly.
2) The person who knows enough to know that they cannot do the job properly.
3) The person who knows nothing and thinks they can do the job properly.

Take a gander about which type of person you are.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-07-2013, 11:25 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 2
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

First thing that really bugged me " the dump truck slide back 5 feet after they put on the breaks...... but that's not my problem"

Correction, that IS your problem. If you are incapable of doing the job, and doing it in the conditions the client gives you, say you cannot do it. It is your problem... if that dump truck wasn't insured and rolled down that hill and hit the house, its your fault. Telling her insurance company "she wanted it there its not my problem" doesn't fly. And judging by your hair I assume your not insured either.

They aren't going to do it themselves. They will hire someone else and the everyone they know you have no clue what your doing.

Solution, to any job you have no idea how to do. You get quotes from other companies to do the job, and tell them you will work for free, to help with some of the cost to get your customer a better price. You work and learn, yes for free. Its not cost effective but don't screw up someone's yard to figure it out. That's absurd.

I'm not trying to knock you, we all gotta learn somewhere.

And yes on a slope, sand will run, on flat ground, if enough water gets to it, it will run. I have had it wash out from under a flagstone patio, I warranty them and I fixed it on my dime. Cost of business. But I know how to do flagstone, I have done many of them.

If I don't know what I'm doing on a job, I get someone who does, and pay them well to work. I am their shadow for the day. I learn. I make notes and apply it to future jobs.

To your dump truck on slope issue. Get a skid steer, and a shovel. Or a wheel barrel and a shovel. Don't risk things like that. I'm surprised that driver did that. If it slid backwards he could have flipped that truck dumping it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-07-2013, 11:40 PM
ratchetmaster2 ratchetmaster2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 3
ratchetmaster2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNethercutt View Post
First thing that really bugged me " the dump truck slide back 5 feet after they put on the breaks...... but that's not my problem"
Yeah...my thoughts, too. So much wrong, no point in even trying.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNethercutt View Post
Solution, to any job you have no idea how to do. You get quotes from other companies to do the job, and tell them you will work for free, to help with some of the cost to get your customer a better price. You work and learn, yes for free.
I agree with the idea, but in the world we live in, this isn't always possible. Not all business owners are that open. I would feel weird having a strange guy following me around watching my every move, even if he is throwing me some business.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-07-2013, 11:47 PM
SNethercutt SNethercutt is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 202
Rep Power: 2
SNethercutt is on a distinguished road
Default

Most owners, seeing a young kid trying are more than willing to help. He can't be in lawn care and go to another lawn company and try this. But I am in the lawn & landscape business. I have had many people offer to show me thing I would like to learn but don't currently offer.so it does happen, and is possible as long as you can be productive on the job site and pick things up quickly. Not be the person who has to ask a million questions.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-08-2013, 12:03 AM
ratchetmaster2 ratchetmaster2 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 185
Rep Power: 3
ratchetmaster2 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SNethercutt View Post
Most owners, seeing a young kid trying are more than willing to help. He can't be in lawn care and go to another lawn company and try this. But I am in the lawn & landscape business. I have had many people offer to show me thing I would like to learn but don't currently offer.so it does happen, and is possible as long as you can be productive on the job site and pick things up quickly. Not be the person who has to ask a million questions.
Either way, Greg, if you are serious about landscaping, I seriously recommend you put this practice to work. You have a lot to learn about what you're trying to sell.
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
Leveling bid? Mixon427 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 2 09-07-2012 12:29 PM
Help Estimating Job for leveling ground and sod. bkuhn18 Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 6 04-26-2012 09:09 PM
Damaged a Pool CHEESE2009 Community Assistance 4 08-03-2009 08:42 AM
Pool maintenance XtreemGreen General Talk 8 06-10-2009 04:40 PM
leveling/flattening swstout Community Assistance 6 06-02-2009 04:39 AM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Kawasaki Control Assembly
rsanchez1203
Today 04:21 PM
Today 10:07 PM
by Just for Cuts
8 76
All NEW BRASS Black Rain...
BlackRain75
Today 10:07 PM
Today 10:07 PM
by BlackRain75
0 1
Opinions on truck wrap
Truro
02-28-2015 04:21 PM
Today 09:52 PM
by Truro
12 248
Doug With Blades Of...
BladesofSteel
Today 08:40 PM
Today 08:40 PM
by BladesofSteel
0 12
Jesse with Curb Appeal...
CurbAppeal1
Today 01:44 PM
Today 06:48 PM
by CurbAppeal1
12 117
New guy from Columbia, SC
holymoly
Today 05:27 PM
Today 06:10 PM
by Steve
1 24
Diesel conversion?
Just for Cuts
Yesterday 10:59 AM
Today 06:08 PM
by Just for Cuts
4 96
stubbon people
Bradcook21
02-16-2015 04:25 PM
Today 05:56 PM
by Steve
45 1,427
What's include in a bid?
ppl
Yesterday 01:19 PM
Today 05:53 PM
by Steve
9 186
New Website
brian'slawncare
03-01-2015 06:35 PM
Today 05:48 PM
by Steve
8 151
How do YOU charge your...
Hard-Body lawn & garden
Yesterday 09:28 PM
Today 05:44 PM
by Steve
1 54
New Lawn Care Business
S&Z Lawncare
Yesterday 04:13 PM
Today 05:39 PM
by Steve
3 100
My Newborn son
avetslawncare
02-27-2015 01:07 PM
Today 05:23 PM
by joshlawncare
7 156
New parking area
ExtremeLawncareServices
11-07-2014 09:47 PM
Today 02:50 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
14 2,036
rock salt
Bradcook21
02-24-2015 11:17 AM
Today 01:26 PM
by jrs.landscaping
30 632
tips on creating a...
BLAZIER-1991
01-08-2015 07:22 PM
Today 10:38 AM
by brian'slawncare
9 798
pros and cons on...
Wolf4dk
Yesterday 12:26 AM
Yesterday 10:14 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 133
price for snow clearing?
Bradcook21
02-25-2015 09:11 PM
Yesterday 08:32 PM
by Bradcook21
7 270
Ugliest lawn contest
Steve
02-23-2015 04:17 PM
Yesterday 04:57 PM
by Steve
5 367
Hi from the beautiful...
nwgirl
02-07-2015 06:01 AM
Yesterday 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 656
Online Estimator
acrajchel
03-01-2015 05:58 PM
Yesterday 03:50 PM
by Steve
3 110
How to obtain more...
winkie61
02-17-2015 08:31 AM
Yesterday 11:05 AM
by nwgirl
4 592
I'm Back With The Best...
aduttonater
02-21-2015 01:41 AM
Yesterday 10:44 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
16 675
How to sell annual...
GroPro
02-17-2015 12:31 PM
03-01-2015 01:46 PM
by Chilehead
8 625
Facebook
element009
03-23-2011 09:36 AM
02-27-2015 11:37 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
52 11,864
Blade sharpener
Just for Cuts
07-04-2014 01:31 PM
02-26-2015 03:43 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 1,792
viking cyclon.
uppercut
01-29-2015 09:12 PM
02-26-2015 02:54 PM
by Steve
5 542
Start LIKING FACEBOOK...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 01:06 AM
02-26-2015 02:41 PM
by Steve
1 145
Another website update
Chilehead
02-26-2015 11:24 AM
02-26-2015 12:46 PM
by Just for Cuts
3 138
New Lawn Care Service...
rlclawncare123
02-26-2015 12:49 AM
02-26-2015 02:24 AM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
1 160
Finally!
SGL1
02-22-2015 09:46 PM
02-25-2015 10:15 PM
by SGL1
13 496
leaf removal.. mulching...
facework84
08-05-2011 03:26 PM
02-25-2015 08:07 PM
by Steve
5 2,831
How many customers?
SC93
02-25-2015 12:40 AM
02-25-2015 04:59 PM
by SC93
5 271
Irrigation...
charlieallen
02-24-2015 01:16 PM
02-25-2015 02:58 PM
by Steve
6 260
use a small business...
BLAZIER-1991
12-25-2014 12:21 AM
02-25-2015 12:46 AM
by SC93
33 2,883
honest opinion please
uppercut
02-17-2015 02:30 AM
02-24-2015 07:12 PM
by homey
10 710
2nd year advice anyone
Bradcook21
02-18-2015 07:00 PM
02-24-2015 05:15 PM
by Bradcook21
14 682
need help
lawnexpers115
02-23-2015 05:36 PM
02-24-2015 02:49 PM
by Steve
3 305
Hello People
nativikee
02-23-2015 07:17 PM
02-24-2015 02:43 PM
by Steve
4 304
New member
qua ke zik 001
02-23-2015 11:24 AM
02-23-2015 03:40 PM
by Steve
1 256
New Video
Sprinkler Buddy
02-22-2015 09:18 PM
02-23-2015 03:19 PM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 282
need help with SCAG...
apmAkron
02-23-2015 09:14 AM
02-23-2015 01:57 PM
by apmAkron
3 281
which degrees would be...
BLAZIER-1991
02-20-2015 04:46 PM
02-23-2015 01:47 PM
by Steve
9 451
Trouble logging in
avetslawncare
02-21-2015 02:06 PM
02-23-2015 01:44 PM
by Steve
1 668
John Deere Quik Track...
acrajchel
02-20-2015 03:12 PM
02-23-2015 01:40 PM
by Steve
1 318
Trimming and...
joshlawncare
02-15-2015 02:04 PM
02-22-2015 09:48 PM
by SGL1
5 653
where can i post this
zippy-phil
02-17-2015 07:58 PM
02-20-2015 02:02 PM
by Steve
7 533
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
01-11-2015 11:41 AM
02-19-2015 04:43 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
29 2,708
Thumbs up or down?
lawnman1959
02-18-2015 11:40 AM
02-19-2015 01:22 PM
by Chilehead
3 450
Am I growing too fast?
Mattcrump
08-04-2011 11:54 PM
02-19-2015 12:34 PM
by Steve
11 5,250
» Popular Tags
2wd 4wd apartment complex bark blades blowout bob villa collections commercial curb appeal services demonstration edging employee problems facebook first truck flyers free advertising gopherhaul grass gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes hills hiring how to hydraulic landscape landscape services landscaping training lawn aeration lawn care lawn care busines plan lawn care business podcast lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing more customers business mr dave new business new mower ordinance past due patio install per hour charge podcast profit on employee push versus ride running a business scag v-ride scripts search engine optimization sell the vision seo shreaded small engine repair sq ft sulky tractor auger trailer mate pro trimmer rack truck new used landscape walk behind web design website won't return wood wright stander rh
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 PM.


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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:47 PM.

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