Posted by Don (Fl) on March 15, 2002 at 16:28:11:
Demucking is a very labor intensive and costly thing. It really depends on the amount needed to be done. Usually an engineer does a soil test and determines how much of the lot needs to be done (expensive). Then you will need truckloads of fill ($125 per 20 cubic yard load). Then the muck has to be dug up and trucked away and dumped (very expensive). Then the fill has to be put in place and compacted in layers (very expensive). I have yet to see a demucking for a residential lot cost less than $10,000 and usually it is more. Have the owner get an opinion of an engineer as to how much demucking needs to be done. Take that to a land clearing company and get an estimate.