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de-icing sidewalks

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Brad3403, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Anyone care to offer thoughts on pricing for de-icing sidewalks? Was thinking of just charging per pound of de-icer, I would make the labour in what I charge per pound.

    Maybe this should be in bidding thread....oops.
     
  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    materials x 3 + labor =?
     
  3. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    Thanks....for the input.
     
  4. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    We charge per pound.
    About 50 cents a lb. Figure most bags of ice melt (here) run about 8 to 12 dollars per 50 lb bag.

    .
    Works for me
    Talks about 20 seconds to do a sidewalk (esp with a walk behind spreader)
    no real labor involved.
     
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,574

    labor is labor it does not matter if it is clicking a mouse or digging a ditch.;)
     
  6. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760


    well yes, but 30 seconds to salt a sidewalk when you are already making 100% or more on the salt seems excessive.

    And we charge by the minute on some jobs, and we don't charge for salting.