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    Buying soil

    Anyone know how much it is to buy a truck of soil?
    I was thinking that it would maybe come in 5 ton or 10 ton trucks but don't really know.

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    I bought about 4 tons of good brown soil one month ago for 400 baht. Obviously each area is different in price

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    location is key and both quality and price are extremely variable. buyer beware.

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    You might get good top soil and you might get clay to make some pots with, so check and see what it is and where from.
    And it is usually about 300 or 400 a load, depending on what the driver wants.

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    800baht to 1,800baht here in Pattaya and Jomtien

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    800 bt for a light load in ayutthaya several years back.

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    300 to 400 baht in Nong Khai. Make sure you have an honest person to count every truck that arrives. A good idea is to buy a book of raffle tickets and have someone give each driver a ticket when they arrive with each load. At the end of the day they hand you back the tickets and you pay them for each ticket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian View Post
    800 bt for a light load in ayutthaya several years back.
    Where would one find out where to get it from, if one was wanting it in ayutthaya?

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    I think a load is usually 5 cu metres, as sand

    it cost around B500-800 a load depending on quality here in CM

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    Quote Originally Posted by MC Pioneer
    Where would one find out where to get it from, if one was wanting it in ayutthaya?
    I just tell my Bil and he takes care of it as he knows everyone around here and knows what they are doing, seems like.
    Do you have a Bil?

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    in ayuthaya city, ask any building supply store and they should be able to give you a name. in the sticks ask anyone who recently did some building or ask the local komnon's (sp?) office and they will have a friend relative that will happily fleece you. shop around. count the loads and get agreement on quality and load size. be there when it is delivered and dont be afraid to hold them accountable. as i think about it i realise i can get you a number if you are in the bang pa-in area. let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsidian
    in ayuthaya city, ask any building supply store and they should be able to give you a name.
    Home Mart on Dechawat Road are pretty helpful at info like this.

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    Bought ten lorry loads of clay like sand for 6000baht they saw me coming, will be buying proper Din dam to put on top, want black topsoil next time.

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    How much of a layer of topsoil is recommended?

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    Not sure, had to level the garden from a foot at the house to four feet to the retaining wall next to the khlong, I would guess a foot ok, your sweet corn looked ok on what was there.

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    Bought 100 ten lor truckloads of good topsoil couple months back at 600 baht per truck. This is in rual Suphanburi and from all reports, a good deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgit
    I would guess a foot ok, your sweet corn looked ok on what was there.
    Unfortunately where the garden is planned to be i'll be needing some topsoil. That'll be a while though but no harm in planning ahead.

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    awaiting your second pm. no rush.

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    Anybody got a bangkok price recently for good topsoil ??

    I got a couple of prices.....

    14 cubic meter truck at 700b per meter.

    3cm truck at 1800b...this includes some manual labour to move the dirt off the road as tight spot with little access, so they have to carry it inside.

    Need it this weekend so may have to just take it and run.

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