Land fill in Huay Thalaeng, Nakhon Ratchasima

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Land fill in Huay Thalaeng, Nakhon Ratchasima

Postby Vince_c » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:39 pm

Hi builders,

sharing our experience filling land up to about 50cm above street (and neighbours) level.

Price: 450THB per truckload. 120 truckloads for the 1.5 rai. soil was from unspoiled land that will be turned into rice fields by leveling. a nice piece of nature destroyed in order for us to have the land elevated a few kilometers furhter.
Daily cost of the roller: 8000THB
I asked to roll the initial plot first (after filling craters here and there left by the previous owner), then roll it every 20cm. Rolling significantly increased the amounts of trucks estimated, but then again, i preferred to do it properly rather than let the soil sink in naturally and hope for the best. The whole town except the Farang were wondering why we put so much effort doing this.
Upon completion, it started to rain. Really, really heavy for 2 days, so the soil would definitely have sunk in well. A week later, trucks and roller came for the final finishing.

Funny enough, the contractor offers a price per truck or a 'global price'. still, he does not do any measurements or proper estimations. i went for the price per truck and just undercut his estimated price (maybe he is a genius after all).

wanted to cover the plot with grass, but then could not find any seeds. nature will do its job. unfortunately
this is how it looks
leveling by tractor
the quarry where the filling soil came from
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