Topsoil Stripping Cost
Construction ITEM DESCRIPTION
Construction unit cost for removal and stockpiling of topsoil in preparation for bulk earthmoving.
Labor and Equipment Costs
We figure about 333 square feet stripped per hour of bulldozer time (with operator). We also figure one hour of supervisor time per 2000 square feet (20 hours per acre).
The yard area is the suggested quantity.
Source of Construction Pricing
A general "rule of thumb" price for residential and light commercial projects, based on timing of several earth moving projects done by Turtle Creek Construction (pond creation, site grading, foundation holes). It probably is most accurate for projects of 1,000 to 5,000 square feet. Larger projects will probably use larger equipment with an increase of productivity.
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