Our Philippine house building project in Tigbauan, Iloilo. Today we had 150 cubic meters of fill delivered to our lot. This particular fill is in the area where we’ll have our garden so we were looking for top soil-like material as opposed to gravelly or stony fill. We managed to find a fine sandy soil which is dredged from the river in Cordoba, Iloilo. It’s likely that it really is soil washed down the denuded mountains of Iloilo Province.
We were quoted a price of P250 per cubic meter. We happended to know that another major buyer of this same material paid P160 per square meter so we offered P170 for 150 cubic meters. Our offer was accepted.
Four or five trucks delivered the fifteen ten cubic meter loads in one day. The truck were constantly getting stuck in the clayey soil of the lot. The workers were pretty good natured about that even though digging the big trucks out was a lot of work.
Comment. In total, we’ve placed over 100 loads of fill in our 1,500 square meter lot. Keep in mind the expense of fill when you shop for real estate.
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