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First Full concrete paver driveway

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Dogplow Dodge, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,981

    Came across this fella who owns a very nice little house not far from where I live. Nothing fancy :rolleyes: Just one of the nicest retreat homes I've ever had the pleasure of being invited into.

    So he asks me to plow the driveway for him. Tight quarters, but I think I can do it as long as my new bumper doesn't crush a bunch of his fancy, schmancy doo dads in his yard. Little nervous driving the brick into this property at night when I can't see anything. Lord knows how much we all love gravel drives as well.

    So, I've done partial paver drives before, but this is a first whereas the entire parking area is all pavers. Should be interesting the first go around, and I hope not to damage anything seriously....


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  2. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,556

    Ive been plowing a lot done in the same pavers you show.
    not one issue with a steel edged plow.

    but sometimes, it's better to walk away from a pita account no matter how mush $ is involved.

    good luck look forward to the posts, saying:angry::realmad::yow!::cry:
     
  3. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,868

    Pic #1 appears to show a crappy base.
     
  4. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,981

    Thanks !


    I'll try not to be banned from my future posts from this job...
     
  5. andersman02

    andersman02 Senior Member
    Messages: 708

    I've done a few paver drives, never a problem with pulling up pavers, have left skid marks on one where the 3 car drive had tire ruts pretty bad, left marks on all 3 areas in between the tire ruts. Told the customer ahead of time. Just make sure you inform him it IS a possibility of scratches but that they will dissapear with time. Make sure there is something in your contract as well

    Edit- the first couple years I did that paver drive I was using a V plow and it would almost contour to the ruts, never did any marking with that plow. Last year I used a wideout and that was when there were some scratches
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,669

    Looks a huge pita, I would worried about tearing out their stone curb thing.
     
  7. Defcon 5

    Defcon 5 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,686


    Pic 2 and 3 don't look mulch better base wise...
     
  8. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    It comes down to the condition of the surface. Just put in a general clause about the equipement you use and the possibility of damages caused. To say I've never lifted,scratched,broken hurt a paver will just reassure them that nothing will happen which you can't really without a doubt predict. To be fair I lifted a patch of asphalt a couple of years ago that I have no idea how my truck moved it into the pile without feeling it. Freeze thaw cycles do mysterious unpredictable things to solid surfaces. Protect yourself and take the money...(there's a hooker joke in there somewhere)
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    I used to no some people in that field. Its get in get on get off get out. I think your gonna want a rubber edge for that one. How long is that drive?
     
  10. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Not rubber poly edges and they are like $700 for a 9 footer
    And no guarantee on damage and do it be honest there is a chance of scratching all depends on his driveway and ruts go slow and u will be fine
     
  11. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,169

    The real money to be made on that property is in pressure washing.
     
  12. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Yeah pressure wash re stabilizer sand and maybe seal it
     
  13. kolwnmstr

    kolwnmstr Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    Just don't forget to backdrag because those gates open out!!!!! xysport