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Cost depends of course on your locale, and distance to nearest pit or quarry that carries your desired type material. Be careful also where fill is coming from - you don't want someone pawning off a load of construction/demolition or land clearing debris or petroleum/chemicals contaminated waste on you.

 

Generally, in broad terms and excluding inner cities where delivery round-trip time is long due to distance from pits and slow traffic or very remote areas far from material source, the delivery charge or trip charge will normally run from $50-150 per trip, plus cost of material being hauled. Note you may be quoted just a per-ton (or per cubic yard for topsoil commonly) price based on a full truckload which would include trip charge and material charge. Others will quote separately, and some will forget to quote trip charge and only give material price. For instance, if you call and say "what does topsoil run per yard" they may say $30 - neglecting to say you will be charged a trip charge for the truck trip regardless of whether you buy 1 yard or 25 yards, so if $150 trip charge would be net $180/cy for 1 yard, but  $40/cy net if a 15 yard full truckload, for instance - so get clear on TOTAL cost for specific amount of material. I am always amazed at hearing hauling contractors gripe about rejected loads because when they showed up the homeowner did not realize there was a trip charge - and of course many times the driver dumps it BEFORE getting payment - BAD idea, as it costs more to get a loader in there to pick it up than to just give it to them without charging for the haul.

 

General round numbers for types of materials (and some areas may fall outside even these broad ranges) - common (unclassified) fill around $3-12/ton, sand/gravel around $5-15/ton, sand/gravel or crushed rock screened to a specific specification (like for clean drain rock or pea gravel or driveway base or structural fill or such) $12-30/ton, cobbles and crusher oversize (generally 2" plus material to about 12-18 inches - size varies by source) $15-40/ton, quarry spalls (mostly 1/2-6") with some fines and occaisonal up to 12 inch shot rock roughly about $15-40/ton, small riprap (6 inch to maybe 2 foot) $35-100/ton, large rirrap (2 foot plus) $50-250/ton, topsoil $5-50/cubic yard, decorative garden/yard rock $40-500/ton depending on fanciness and how far away imported from. Wide price range because some areas have numerous close sources, other have to go to great effort to produce certain sizes - especially with crushed highly durable rock and riprap, where it may be very hard to find good quality bedrock sources like in the lower Mississippi valley and areas of the midwest with heavy glacial sourced cover over the bedrock. Ditto to topsoil, where very cheap in some midwest areas with active subdivision development producing waste topsoil, to very expensive in some far northern and desert-like and near-beach areas where topsoil is virtually non-existent.

 

If you are going to be walking on this material, for kid play areas you want rounded river gravel or sand because it moves around and cushions falls better, but for walking areas/paths you generally want crushed materials so it does not move and scrunch around under your feet, though with decorative stone each particular type will only come one way - like rounded river rock, or angular reef limestone or lava rock.

 

Topsoil, in areas which a choice of sources, you need to specify if you want loam/loess (silty, sandy with little organics), clayey, peat/organic rich, or blended (organic plus sand) to reduce packing and caking and improve drainage.

 

Typical load size - small individual hauling companies haul 1/2-2 tons/load in small pickup or trailer loads, common dump truck sizes are around 8-10 ton capacity for single axle, 12-15 tons double rear axle, and 18-25 tons for belly or tilt dump trailers - and some contractors have "pup" trailers than haul about another 8-10 tons on same trip if needed. However, in urban areas weight restriction may prevent full loading - ditto during spring breakup in areas with road weight restriction to protect roads that are thawing out.

 

Rough BALLPARK estimating numbers - about 1.3-1.5 tons per dumped (uncompacted) cubic yard except for topsoil, which can run 0.8-1.3 tons per cubic yard depending on moisture and organics content.

 

Excavation contractor is AL search category I think and I believe I saw a Topsoil category once - but if you google you can find Topsoil and Gravel/Rock haulers, then check them against AL for reviews. For small quantities (a truckload or two) of topsoil, or specialty landscaping rocks, then a landscaping/plant center is sometimes your best source, though pricier for common materials than from a local topsoil or gravel pit or rock quarry, becdause they have apid to have it hauled to them, then have to pay to have it scooped up and hauled to you,plus their own profit and overhead costs so plant centers commonly about double direct from pit costper ton or yard.

 

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Irrigation System reviews in Auburn

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We bought a home with an installed system that hadn't been turned on in a couple of years. As the system wasn't purged before winter, there was some significant freeze damage. In addition, as the system must be 20+ years old, there were a couple of switches that weren't working, heads that were broken, etc.
The service was fantastic. ...More The owner of came personally with one of his technicians and spent more than an hour inspecting the system. Then his tech spent probably 4-5 hours making repairs. It couldn't all be done in one session (it really was extensive work) so they scheduled another visit. Again, the owner came out himself to help with a particularly tricky part.
In all cases, it was easy to schedule a service call, and on both occasions the team was right on time. The work was done extremely well...it was as if they were working on their own yard.
I will absolutely continue to use them on an ongoing basis.
- David B.
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Abracadabra did a fantastic job! They take pride in their work and it shows! We have a resort like backyard that all of our friends want to hang out in! Abracadabra pays attention to all of the details and makes sure the job is done right. They think of everything and go the extra mile to make it perfect. We will definitely use them again and have ...More recommended them to all of our friends.
- Dawn T.
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Did a complete job and was very efficient and effective. Great to work with, came back on a day that we were gone and completed the job exactly as stated. Will definitely use again.
- doug K.
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It was not so well. Some of the sprinkling systems did not go where it needed to go. I think they didn't do well. The pricing was okay. The quality was not good. Their responsiveness was okay. I didn't have anything to do with them. They just came, did the job and left.
- Bob W.
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I would give him a fair rating. It is not exactly what I expected, the turning lid on the sprinklers head were not the ones that I was expecting from.They simply closed some sprinklers heads that were not operational anymore, I thought one of them was sprinkling, watering the yard. They have replaced the heads that were not functional but the guy who ...More came here did not know exactly what he was doing, he did not have all the proper heads, meaning the water that should be reaching all points from the lawn did not reach at all. The timing that he did on the remaining sprinkler heads were not successful. I did not like it at all, because I was expecting them to come in properly turning all these sprinkler heads, make sure it was watering all areas of the lawn, it's not watering in the correct amount.
- Eduardo C.
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We had a great experience with , , and the crew at Abracadabra Landscaping! We highly recommend them!
In the past, we had bad experiences with landscapers (one that did our front yard, one that did our pool) that were recommended to us by friends and neighbors. So we decided not to use either of ...More these landscapers again and decided to do our research on angie's list. We had two companies come out that were both highly rated. The quotes we received were vastly different. The first company we met with wanted to charge us a lot more for less work and cheaper quality materials. They did not seem very interested in our business, despite it being a large job. When we met with at Abracadabra, he gave us a much more reasonable quote and his vision for our yard matched ours. He even set us up with some of his former clients to see work they had done before. His former clients had nothing but positive things to say about Abracadabra, so we decided to go with them and have not regretted it.
Everyone at Abracadabra has been very professional, thorough, and courteous. They paid great attention to detail and the quality of work is very high. They do not subcontract any of the work. They are also very honest which was appreciated. even met with us to help pick out our plants and even met with us to pick out a fountain to help get us a discount on it. We did have a few plants die over the hot summer, but Abracadabra even came back and replaced them.
If we have any more landscaping to do, we will not go with another company. We will recommend Abracadabra to all our friends.


- todd H.
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This is a follow up to the review from last week when I came home and the sprinkler head wouldn't turn off. It happened again during the night and came out the day we called. He fixed the valves on the zones that would not turn off (and checked all the other ones). Then he showed us where the turn off was for just the ...More sprinkler system (previously we didn't know where it was and had to turn off the water to the whole house) - it was in the ground out near the side walk where the main water turn off was (we never would have found it the other night with a flashlight!). Then he took a copy of the survey we had and marked every single zone's valve placement and put the exact measurements from the house so that we would never have to pay to have them located in the future. He was very professional. We will call them again in the spring to check all the heads and see about a low flow system.
- Kathryn O.
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About 15 years ago they installed an irrigation system at our home as a subcontractor to our landscape contractor. I used them for a time to serve the system but they were very unresponsive, did not return phone calls and rather unpleasant to deal with so I chose another contractor. Recently I have been having problems with the line voyage portion of ...More the lighting system which my present supplier is not licensed to work on. I tried to contact H2O as they installed it but they did not return my call for several days. I was not at home when they did but they said they would call back. They did not. Their voice mail suggests sending them a fax which I did and received no response. All of this confirms my initial experience with them and I would not recommend them. There are several better, more customer oriented contractors.
- MILTON B.

Lawn Irrigation Services in Auburn, CA

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A Quality Maintenance 2

6932 5th St
Rio Linda

ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heat & Air

4026 Grass Valley Hwy.
Auburn

Affordable Hydro

5777 Madison Ave
Sacramento

ALBERT WILSON & SON LAWN SPRINKLERS

224 LIVE OAK CIR
Roseville

AMERICA'S PLUMBING CO

4878 Pasadena Ave Ste 1
Sacramento

Amerio Law Firm

1640 Lead Hill Boulevard Suite 220
Roseville

ANDERSON'S SIERRA PIPE CO

825 NEVADA ST
Auburn

Angels Handyman Service

4748 16th Ave.
Sacramento

Apical Systems

9200 Madison Ave., Unit 238
Orangevale

Arguello Brothers' Gardening

PO Box 433
West Sacramento

Artificail Grass Norcal

951 Washington Blvd Suite 516

AV Lawn Service & Landscaping

P.o. Box 1743
Rancho Cordova

B&M Landscape

8941 cedarvillage dr
Fair Oaks

BARRY ABSHEAR LANDSCAPE SVC

3171 RIPPEY RD
Loomis

Bill Reed Handyman Service

21000 Old River Road
West Sacramento

BLOOM'S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

P.O. Box 2505
Granite Bay

Brian Faricy

904 Tanner Ct
Folsom

Brio Landscaping

PO Box 234
Wilton

Bushnell Gardens

5255 Douglas Blvd
Granite Bay

CACTUS CREEK CONSTRUCTION

2756 E BIDWELL ST
Folsom

California Hardscapes

7030 Morningside Drive

California Victory Gardens

5028 Meadow Pass Way
Antelope

Capital Landscape

1380 Lead Hill Blvd
Roseville

Cascade Gardens

Applegate

christopher atkins

1263 funny bug road
Placerville

Clear Pools and Yards

8505 Silver Maple Ln
Orangevale

COZZI LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

2740 FRIA SPRINGS RD
Rescue

Creative Falls

9406 Rifton Court
Elk Grove

CRUZ LANDSCAPING

PO BOX 3063
Granite Bay

Custom Agronomic Solutions

2787 Del Monte St
West Sacramento

El Dorado Hills Landscape & Design

3941 Park Dr
El Dorado Hills

Elegante Landscapes

North Highlands

Elevate Construction Inc

1000 S Fairfield Drive

ELK GROVE LANDSCAPING

PO Box 1833
Elk Grove

ENVIRONMENTAL LANDSCAPE

3973 RAWHIDE RD
Rocklin

Flowrite Landscaping

Citrus Heights

FORE SEASONS LANDSCAPE

1828 HILMERTON CIR
Roseville

Fred's Landscaping Inc

P.O.BOX231996
Sacramento

G & M LANDSCAPING & YARD CARE

9224 EL MODENA AVE
Elverta

GM Complete Cleanup

119 Beard St
Vacaville

Green Acres Nursery & Supply

901 Galleria Blvd
Roseville

Greenscape

2175-A P.F.E. Road
Roseville

Greenstar Landscape Management Inc.

3214 Rancho Tierra Ct.
Cameron Park

GreyStone Landscape Services

4029 orange grove ave

Handyman Contractor

8341 Fair Oaks Blvd
Carmichael

HAZEN LANDSCAPE

4812 DONOVAN DR
Carmichael

HD LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE

North Highlands
North Highlands

Hermanos Flores Gardening

1399 Sacramento Ave
West Sacramento

Hoover Horticultural Services

PO Box 13962
Sacramento

Hubby Works

Roseville

Hunt's Landscaping

3949 Toronto Road
Cameron Park

Inka Andrakin Landscape

8060 Kingsdale Way
Sacramento

IPA Construction

2006 Cobble Creek Cr.
Rocklin

J & S LANDSCAPING

1807 TANGLEWOOD LN
Roseville

J S L Landscaping & Maintenance Inc.

1064 Horizon Dr
Fairfield

JD SERVICES

4531 788TH ST
Sacramento

JM Clean Ups

PO Box 3388
Auburn

JT SPRINKLER

2550 FRONTIER RD
Auburn

JWA LANDSCAPE & CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION

1314 Bidwell Street
Folsom

KHR Construction

9541 Nieman Ave
Elk Grove

Landcrafters

4135 Orange Grove Ave.
Sacramento

Landshaping

198 Orr St.
Auburn

LAVISH GARDENS LANDSCAPE

4970 Rocklin Road
Rocklin

Lee's Landscaping

9820 Wyland Dr
Elk Grove

Liberty Construction

3848 Sherbrook Dr.
Santa Rosa

Low Flow Sprinkler Pros

3609 Bradshaw Rd.
Sacramento

MAC Industries

11870 Rising Road
Wilton

MackConstruction

4801 Marconi Ave
Carmichael

Master Design Landscape

6132 Glenhurst Way
Citrus Heights

Midtown Plumbing

Home Office
Sacramento

Morgan Services

Sacramento

MVP Plumbing & Rooter Service

1079 sunrise ave.
Roseville

New Vision Landscape

126 Cobble Ridge Dr
Folsom

Nor Cal Landscape and Maintenance

101 Flint Rock Ct
Roseville

Nor Cal Property Services

3945 Taylor Rd # 35
Loomis

Oak Creek Construction

PO Box 1633
Shingle Springs

Petretti Landscape Services

P.O. Box 333
Pollock Pines

Pires Plumbing

Roseville

Professional Image Landscaping

3973 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville

quality handyman

1930 wright street #37

Ramirez Gardening

Sacramento
Sacramento

RB Maintenance & Landscape

7307 Suncreek Way
Orangevale

Red Leaf Development Inc

5717 Manzanita Ave
Carmichael

Redoak Landcare

34 Thatcher cir

Rent Ready

5710 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento

Rick Johnson Landscape

P.O. Box 1118
Lincoln

RISLEY HANDYMAN

8434 AHRENTZEN CT
Citrus Heights

RJH Construction Co Inc

5931 Power Inn Rd
Sacramento

Royal Flush Plumbing

2280 Grass Valley Hwy.
Auburn

Royal Garden Landscaping

2222 francisco drive ste 510
El Dorado

Sacramento Landscape

86 Oak
Sacramento

Sacramento Property Maintenance

4221 East Nichols Ave
Sacramento

Sandoval Garden Services

7020 2nd Street
Rio Linda

Saunders Landscaping Construction

6025 Dewey Dr.
Citrus Heights

Scenic View Landscape

3130 Fite Circle #1
Sacramento

scotts Lawn Service

3212 Luyung Drive

SEED TIME & HARVEST LANDSCAPE

PO BOX 279022
Sacramento

Seidel Construction

607 Carpenter Way
Roseville

Serve All Contracting

3323 Watt Ave
Sacramento

SERVICE NOW PLUMBING & ROOTER

9333A VIKING PL
Roseville

Sharper Images Landscaping

5081 Old French Town Rd
Shingle Springs

SHEcan2

2646 Waterton Wy
Sacramento

Sierra Landscape and Design

3221 Ranken Pl
El Dorado Hills

Sierra Plumbing Company

P.O..BOX 487
Lotus

Sprinkler Works

4117 Bannister rd
Fair Oaks

Sprinklers 24/7 - Roots Landscaping

3308 El Camino Ave
Sacramento

Stan's Service

2845 Canterbury Cir
El Dorado Hills

Stone Creek Landscape & Construction

8533 Arcade Oaks Court
Orangevale

Straightline Plumbing

3652 Jenny Lind Ave
North Highlands

SuperiorLandscape Services

P.O BOX1563
Orangevale

Szilagyi Construction & Landscape Co.

8345 Elegans Court
Antelope

The Yard Guy

PO Box 5171
Auburn

Thomas R. Allison Construction

1079 Sunrise Ave. B-139
Roseville

TNT Window Cleaning & Home Services

6600 carmelwood dr.
Citrus Heights

Toltec Construction Co. Inc.

P.O. Box 1524
Lincoln

TRUGREEN LANDCARE

3213 Fitzgerald Rd
Rancho Cordova

TSD Construction

942 Trestle Glen Way
Sacramento

TurfPro

9530 Elder Creek Rd
Sacramento

TURIACE LANDSCAPING

13340 Dry Creek Rd
Auburn

Turney Landscaping

PO Box 7896
Auburn

U.S. Lawns of Sacramento

4034 Wayside Ln Ste A
Carmichael

ULTIMATE LANDSCAPES

8680 LAKEFRONT DR
Granite Bay

Valdez Landscapes Services

PO Box 2621
Citrus Heights

Verde Creations

4120 Douglas Blvd
Granite Bay

YourTurf, Inc.

31103 Rancho Viejo Rd
San Juan Capistrano

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