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Question DetailsAsked on 3/19/2017

I need load of top dirt for 7750 Fleta st mo 63123 how much will cost?

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Landscaping would be the normal Search the List category for a well-rated and reviewed contractor for this - or Mulch & Topsoil (though a lot of those will be delivery only, not installation). There are a lot of topsoil/mulch-topsoil mix operations in your general area.

Assuming you mean topsoil for a lawn, in your area - let's see- Crestwood/Afton area - if down in the lower area where you are in river sediment/floodplain, probably about 4-5 loose inches of topsoil would do (tilled in about 4 inches into native soil) - on the higher ground more like 5-8 loose inches would be recommended for lawn for good summer heat survival. So - measure your square footage to be covered, multiply by the number of inches of topsoil you want and divide by 12 for cubic feet, then divide all that by 27 to get cubic yards of topsoil. For instance, 40x110 foot area using 5 inches of topsoil, just as an example (plug in your own numbers), would be 4400 square feet, x5/12 = 1833 cubic feet, /27 = 68 cubic yards - about 4-7 loads depending on truck size and whether he is bringing a pup or not.

Generally, I would expect a haul charge of probably about $100 per load (assuming you are talking full dumptruck load(s), not just a yard or two from a pickup-sized topsoil guy. Then the topsoil - for just a yard or two from a topsoil/mulch delivery guy - typically around $50/CY or so. For full truckload delivery, probably around $25-30/CY in your area I would guess (and backed up with a few web prices from suppliers in your area) for topsoil or topsoil/mulch blend.

Be sure to ask (if you want it) what they charge to "tailgate" it - using the tailgate to roughly spread it as they pull forward - eliminates about 90% of your wheelbarrowing/ raking, if truck can get to where you need it placed. Some will charge maybe $25 or so more, some nothing more - but might make a difference (assuming the ground is accessible and trafficable by a loaded dumptruck) in the truck they bring or which vendor you choose. For instance, a trailer bigger than a pup does not do this well (or at all, with bellydumps and sidedumpers) so if you want it spread you are likely talking a "standard" size dumptruck of 10-13CY - plus maybe a 5-10CY pup trailer which some have and dump the same as a regular dumptruck.

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