This added to my soil removal problem to, 50 holes 1.5m deep is a lot of soil. I must admit I have a lot less then others so I feel a bit lucky, but some houses have had none what so ever. A friend of ours built and had 9 truck loads to remove. Kurmond charge $550 a truckload to remove soil so you could imagine the cost.
I've got maybe 3 truckloads to remove and I'm looking around for anyone who can do me a better deal or help me out from the community. If someone is worried about the cost to get rid of it, that's the easy part for me, I have a cousin who works on the weigh bridge at Eastern Creek so I can make that cost go away potentially but I'd need to check with him. It's the bob cat and truck which is the hard part.
|I'm guessing 3 truck loads. This is what I have to get rid of.|
So far I've got a guy who will do it all for $425 including getting rid of it. I may throw the cousin at it and might be able to shave some more off it. I'm still trying to see if I can do better. The fact I blog about it is also a bonus as I'm sure I'll generate the person a heap of leads seeing my blog gets over 200 visitors a day now.
A few people mentioned today was this one of those "hidden costs" the builder didn't tell me about. Are you kidding? I've gone over my plans, my contract a million times. I knew this was coming, just how much was the unknown part.
Here's some pictures of the peering.
|This shot just how big the slab is. She's a big home.|