Clean fill dirt is typically used for landscaping and construction purposes. The dirt is considered “clean” because it’s completely free of contaminants, corrosives, combustibles or reactive materials, including organic matter. There should be no unwanted debris or refuse, and should be clean of any rubble, metal, glass, wood or rock.The following are some useful tips to help you determine how much a truckload of fill dirt will cost, and help you stick to a reasonable budget and minimize your expenses.
Fill Dirt Cost Factors
- Where You Purchase the Fill Dirt – Suppliers charge different amounts, big box retailers usually don’t produce their own materials. They buy truckloads of dirt from other merchants and then resell to customers at higher costs. Going directly to the retailer cuts the middle-man and lowers your cost.
Supply and Demand – You could end up spending more than you budgeted, if there’s a greater need in your area than there is to go around. Think about the supply and demand law!
- How Much Fill Dirt You Need – The amount of fill dirt necessary for your project, naturally, determines how much it will cost you. The more dirt you need, the more it will cost you!
How to Get a Good Price On Fill Dirt
How can you be sure you’re getting the most for your money? You don’t want to overspend, so here are a few tips, to be sure you’re getting your money’s worth of fill dirt by the truckload.
- Go to the Source – Skip the middle man, go directly to the source (or supplier), who can guarantee the quality of the fill dirt and offer you low, wholesale prices. Choosing the right supplier is an important step to be sure you get the best deal on a truckload of fill dirt.
- Buy Locally – You may be able to avoid shipping and transporting fees, if you’re lucky enough to have a reputable supplier in your area. Of course, you could look online and maybe even find low prices that are great, but remember, you get what you pay for. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Do You Trust Your Fill Dirt Supplier?
Take time to find a supplier that’s respected and trusted within the community. You can be rest assured you will be getting the correct truckload of required material suitable for your project, and at the same time keeping your fill dirt cost down.
How Much Fill Dirt Should You Buy?
Never guess how much fill dirt you will need for your project. You’ll end up wasting time and money causing a delay on your entire project. You need the dimensions of your project, check the length, width and depth of your project area. These numbers can be entered into a materials calculator to help you determine just how much fill dirt you need to purchase. It can show you in both cubic tons and cubic yards, so you can then check with a professional to help with the remainder of details. If you have an odd shaped project, such as a round or irregular shape, a professional can assist with those measurements.
About Bray Topsoil & Gravel
Topsoil and gravel delivered to you by Bray Trucking, a specialized aggregate hauler servicing the Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana region.