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Thread: I'm Curious... What did you do with all that Dirt?

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    Sansai adreamer2's Avatar
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    Lightbulb I'm Curious... What did you do with all that Dirt?

    I'm asking this out of curiosity....

    When I dug my pond the first time, I used the soil to build the waterfall....

    The second time I dug the pond, to expand it, I could only use some of the soil... But, I have a mound of it just sitting in my backyard...

    What did you guys do with your dirt after the dig... How did you get rid of it....

    Thx,
    adreamer2

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    Don't know about in the USA but I just hired a skip and they took it all away

    Johnnie

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    Many folks can bury some pond dirt from a smaller pond on their property. But when you starte excavating 10,000 (20 to 40 cubic yards), you really a dump truck to take it away. I had the main excavation done by use of backhoe and dump truck.

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    I've seen the dirt set back about 10 feet from the edge of the pond and used to build a planting/landscape mound 2-3 feet high and 6-8 feet wide. It gives the impression of the pond is a bit more secluded with plantings surrounding it.



    people are always looking for free fill and will often volunteer to haul it away.

    Use the computer and a craig's list nearest your biggest city nationwide. Works like cracy here in seattle



    (Merry Christmas!)

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    I rented a rock box when digging my pond. I also used some around the yard to give differrent elevation gaines so it didt look too flat.

    I also used the craigslist approach for some to haul it away and use.


    Joe

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    Adreamer2,

    Consider yourself fortunate.

    When we had the pond dug there was a mountian of dirt. I was wondering the same as you. "What are we going to do with all this dirt!!!"

    Well, we used every bit of it and purchase another 40-50 tons, and could still use more. What looked like a level yard sure used a lot of dirt to level...

    You are close to us, but I don't think close enough to justify coming to take it off your hands for you.



    Russ

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    Russ: What a beautiful setting for a pond. More photos?

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    don't know how congested your city is but in Bay Area, one can post "free dirt" on http://www.craigslist.org/ and let people come by your yard to take it away.

    Steve

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    Here they rent dirt bins. They hold 10 yards of dirt and they range from $200 to $250 per bin. It took us 11 bins to remove all the dirt. We removed 110 yards of dirt from the pond and filter house.

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    we took some of it in my truck to a friends 4 acre yard and put it in the horse corral until...

    the rest we terraced the front yard and used many bins to haul away the rest.

    Carl
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