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Assistance with a bid

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Lawn_Enforcemen, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. Lawn_Enforcemen

    Lawn_Enforcemen Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    i know ill probaly get hammered for asking but....

    Im thinking about subbing out a snow removal/ salt deal for an apartment complex I just got the contract for mowing and he is wanting a price on just Salt. He has a bobcat on site to plow. So with approximately 478k Sq feet(478,000) How much is a going rate or average. Also is there a formula to use to calculate how much salt it takes per 1000 sq feet. I know it depends on snow, wet snow, ice and all that good stuff. But just curious.
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

  3. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    if im figuring right it 's somewhere around 4 3/4 ton.
  4. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    I figure all my salt at 17 pounds per 1000 square feet. From what I have read on here most people figure 15-20. So with that calculation a little over 4 tons should get it done. The next logical question is markup, I usually do a 250-300% mark up. This year with high prices I am just doing a 200% markup.

    Hope this helps.