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Question DetailsAsked on 4/24/2016

how much would it cost to get a full dump truck load of fill dirt in Maywood, IL

We have an urban lot, about 125 linear feet all around the house but we have an empty lot adjacent to it also. Not as worried about that postion as the front and small backyard space

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Mulch and Topsoil (Topsoil and Mulch ?) would be your category for topsoil - like for starting planters or lawn. For structural fill or gravel or cobbles, Stone and Gravel or something very close to that is the category.

Cost variable by local availability and haul distance from sources - but commonly $200-350 per 10-14CY truckload, generally more like $350-500 for a load of topsoil or local source decorative river stone or bark. Imported stone or bark more commonly on the order of $1500-3000 per truckload (more commonly bought by the bag at plant and home improvement centers).

Remember alongside the house that you want relatively impervious soil for the 3 foot or so band alongside the house, sloped at least 2% and preferably more like 10% away from the house for 3-6 feet to keep water away from the foundation. This compacted sloped surface can then be overlain by cobbles or bark or topsoil for landscaping if you wish, though deep-rooted plants like shrubs and trees and heavy matter tendril rooted plants that can penetrate the foundation and break it up are best kept away from the foundation.

Here are links to a number of prior similar questions with more detail on the pricing for different types of materials -

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