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Question DetailsAsked on 10/18/2017

Need 5-8 loads of fill dirt Villanova,PA 19085 How much a load and how fast can i have dirt delivered?

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Be sure to specify the number of cubiuc yards you need, not truckloads - because that can range from a ton or so for small pickup-sized topsoil delivery firms, to more around 10-15CY for normal dumptrucks, to as much as 25-30CY (volume capacity - usually cannot actually carry that much unless dry or peaty topsoil due to weight restrictions) for side-dumpers and tractor-trailer end dumps - plus dumptrucks can commonly add another 5-10CY towing a pup. Also, pay attention to whether your last load is going to be basically full or nearly empty - say truck is 12CY and you order 40CY - either each of the four loads will be light by about 4 CY, or that last load will be only 1/3 full, meaning you are paying a lot more per yard for that load - generally good idea, if you have storage space or the final grade is flexible, to order full truckloads to get the most for your money, then adjust the fill grade or stockpile some for future use.

Typically - since you are in an area with lots of easy sourced fill (common and topsoil both), probably in the $15-30/CY for common to structural fills, and usually around $25-40/CY for topsoil depending on quality and specific area availability - plus typically $75-150 delivery charge per load depending on size of truck and haul distance.

For that quantity - be sure to address the conditions with the driver - if not dumping right near the street or on a gentle slope, might not be able to handle a large truck. And remember they do not do well on any slope at all on grass or in soft ground, so consider whether he can get the loads where you want them without having to use a loader to haul from a near-street dump area - which for that quantity would probably add about $300-400 plus potentially disturb a much larger area.

Time - commonly this time of year I would expect within a couple of days - springtime commonly more like a week or so during the rush season.

Vendor Search the List categories would be Mulch and Topsoil for those products, or Stone and Gravel for rock and screened/crushed products - or many Excavation contractors also pick up and haul this sort of product by the truckload and are also more commonly able to provide tramming/spreading with a loader or small dozer if needed.

Here are some previous similar questions with answers FYI - you can find more on typical costs, types of soils for different uses, issues with putting in too thick a layer of topsoil, etc in the Lawn & Garden > Landscape Materials link under Browse Projects, at lower left.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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