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30,000 sq. ft. parking lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by K-Raab, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. K-Raab

    K-Raab Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 4

    I have the oppurtunity to bid on this 30,000 square foot parking lot. It would be my only commercial account(ive only ever done residential) so I thought I'd ask for some input. I was thinking of charging an hourly rate for this. How many pounds of salt do you think it would take for a lot this size, 400-500 lbs??? Should i include the salt in my hourly charge? This is in Eastern Pennsylvania by the way.
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    what do u want to make an hour? That is what you charge. 400# of bagged salt will do the trick in most circumstances. but all depends on how much traffic the lot gets.
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Salt is always an extra charge. Why not give them a per push price or seasonal price?
     
  4. K-Raab

    K-Raab Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 4

    Thanks for the input guys, Im throwing together an estimate, I'll let you know how i make out. Thanks again
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    How would you add salt to an hourly charge?
     
  6. K-Raab

    K-Raab Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 4

    I just asked that question, notice the question mark at the end of that sentence.
     
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Actuallly.......................You asked this.

     
  8. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    WOW!!!....I guess he put you in your place...Next time pay attention Cretebaby for crying out loud.....:gunsfiring:
     
  9. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    :rolleyes::laughing:
     
  10. K-Raab

    K-Raab Junior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 4

    Haha Touche.
     
  11. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    LOL

    You will screw yourself if you include salt in your hourly rate.

    Charge for it by the pound/ton or better yet by the application.