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Old 12-28-2016, 03:50 PM   #1
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How much would you say is fair to dig a trench in a driveway, laying 2 inch conduit or pipe and refilling with asphalt? Dimensions would be about 1 foot wide, 20 feet long and 1 foot deep.

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How much what?
Money?
This can be done without cutting the driveway.

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Well I'm really asking what a company would charge to do this type of project.
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I would guess that the asphalt alone is about 700-800. So I would WAG $2000.
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Pricing questions are frowned upon here because there are so many factors involved.

Besides, this is a DIY site, and that's a pretty easy diy project. You could rent a pavement cutter and dig the trench by hand pretty easily. It'd be a helluva lot cheaper than hiring someone to do it.
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Well I went to the contractor forum and they told me to go here. I'm not asking this for myself to be honest.
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Best to get some local estimates.
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Please note that the minimum burial depth for electrical conduit "Under streets, highways, roads, alleys, driveways, and parking lots" is 24 inches. [[Table 300.5, National Electrical Code, 2008]]
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Too many variables to estimate remotely. Best practice is to get at least three local bids so you can compare and ask questions.
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How much would you say is fair to dig a trench in a driveway, laying 2 inch conduit or pipe and refilling with asphalt? Dimensions would be about 1 foot wide, 20 feet long and 1 foot deep.
the 'move-on' charge would cost more than the trench itself. Do you have a small equipment rental place near you?
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I would guess that the asphalt alone is about 700-800. So I would WAG $2000.
thats not even one CY.... 700-800 is a pretty high est.
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Please note that the minimum burial depth for electrical conduit "Under streets, highways, roads, alleys, driveways, and parking lots" is 24 inches. [[Table 300.5, National Electrical Code, 2008]]
he never said what the 2" conduit is for. could be running low voltage wiring, or a chase for irrigation... I agree, 24" would be better in the end...
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he never said what the 2" conduit is for. could be running low voltage wiring, or a chase for irrigation... I agree, 24" would be better in the end...
Use not being stated is why I wrote electrical. I found that where a liquid was involved, most people said pipe, even if they had tubing. So his use of the term conduit made me lean toward electrical or low voltage. When up against unknowns, I found it safer to follow the most restrictive path. While it's irritating to do too much, it's also supremely unwise to do too little.
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thats not even one CY.... 700-800 is a pretty high est.


If you could even get a crew out to just do that small of a job without piggybacking on another job in the area, it's gonna be expensive.
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If you could even get a crew out to just do that small of a job without piggybacking on another job in the area, it's gonna be expensive.
thats what I mentioned in #10

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