Topsoil Delivery 101: A Guide For New Customers

Posted on: 1 February 2016

Whether you are needing filler dirt for a construction project on your property or you are in the process of redesigning your landscape, having access to a local topsoil supplier is an incredible convenience to have available. Before the dump truck arrives with your load of material, it is best if you know just what to expect as a customer so you can be better prepared. Here are a few of the most common questions property owners tend to have about topsoil delivery via a dump truck service and the answers you should know. 

Can the topsoil be dumped anywhere on the property?

In most cases, the driver of the dump truck will work with you to situate the topsoil where you need it to be on your property. However, there are limitations to where a dump truck can actually safely drive without causing a lot of damage or getting stuck. Dump trucks are excessively heavy vehicles and a good driver will not take a chance in causing damage when making a topsoil delivery. 

Will the dump truck spread the topsoil as it is expelled from the vehicle?

The answer to this question can depend on the type of dump truck that makes the delivery, as some trucks are more capable of controlling the outflow of material than others. As long as the driver can do so without causing damage, they will likely try to spread the topsoil as you request during delivery. Keep in mind that control over the outflow of the topsoil is limited, however. Therefore, even if the driver does attempt to spread the topsoil out as it is being expelled from the dump bed, there will likely still be effort required on your part to distribute the soil the way you want it to be. 

How much will it cost to have one load of topsoil delivered?

Topsoil itself is usually not that expensive. In fact, if you can find a construction site locally or an excavation project nearby, you may even be able to get topsoil for free. If you do get topsoil from an actual distributor, you will likely pay as much as $30 per yard. For delivery of the soil, you should expect the cost to be between $15 and $60 per delivered load, depending on how far you need the load delivered and even according to the difficulty involved of accessing your property.

For dump truck services, contact a company such as Skippers Trucking.

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