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damn home owners

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by DCJ inc., Sep 11, 2008.

  1. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    so whats the deal woth homeowners., ive heard storys of homeowners bitching about snow piles on there property. "hi i need you to plow my drive but do not pile the snow any where neer my driveway or property" any one have stories like this?
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,568

    ya, we do. So I send them to the hardware store so they can buy themselves a snow blower and a shovel and move on.
    There are more drives to plow with out all the hassle...

    but we don't talk about it in their thread;)
    We take it to the commercial thread
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2008
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

  4. Zodiac

    Zodiac Member
    Messages: 76

    We actually have a couple houses in my area that have heated drives. To be honest, I don't know how well they work, but I haven't heard good things.

    I do a lot of residential.

    I don't pile snow into driveways, I do angle my blade and push it to the sides, but I keep the streets (law) clear and their driveways clear.


    I haven't had a complaint. YET. I say YET because I'm sure it'll happen. But I don't know when.

    I make a ton of money every winter when people stop me on the street to plow their drives. $40 or $50 for a 15 minute job... It works.
     
  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    this actually works really good but is to expensive for certain parts of the country, you need a lot of snow for the plowing bill to be more money then what the heat bill will be

    i always thought this would be gteat right outside a store door to keep it clean and it wouldnt cost a small fortune
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    They use them on Helo pads around here. They work great.
     
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,568

    A lot of ski areas use them too. I guess there power pigs, go figure.
    Some areas are starting to limit there use,as no new ones are allowed by ordinance & building code..
     
  8. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    uncle sam always knows best, you canthave heated walks but we will put them in city hall
     
  9. countrydoc

    countrydoc Member
    Messages: 40

    You can talk about it here, bub, cuz we plow our own driveways and roads for a reason...If I don't like where the piles end up, I got no one to blame but myself!
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I think he was pointing out that the original post was in the wrong forum. Great bed side manner.:rolleyes:
     
  11. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    im thinking of hiring my drive out to save money and just plow other peoples
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    thats what i do
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,568

    and why would I care about your pile?
    Don't blame your self :nono:we all make piles.

    :rolleyes:buy that man a :drinkup:
     
  14. ServiceOnSite

    ServiceOnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 935

    im just wondering how you save money by paying someone to plow your driveway???
     
  15. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    You find a low baller to do it for $5 and you go out and plow others for $40. The time it took to do yours, you made $35.
     
  16. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,699

    Do they want someone else's snow on their property? Of course not. It's their snow..........it stays on their property.
     
  17. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    my plow work is half a hour away so it is cheaper to hire it done for $25 than lose $60-$75 driving a hour round trip when i am gone for 24-48 hours at a time
     
  18. Cassy

    Cassy Senior Member
    Messages: 180

    I've had clients like that in years past, and I explain to them that I have to put the snow somewhere on their property, but it will be away from the house, and obviously won't block the driveway. I also put that into the plow contract they sign.

    If they don't like that policy, I just move on.
     
  19. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,197

    Use this and problem solved. I love doing homeowners.:D

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