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gravel drives

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by born2farm, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    well after the snow just melted i noticed that i got some stone in some of my customers yards. the first snow was early and the stone wasnt hard packed or frozen and even though how hard you might try its almost impossible to clear any snow and not get any stone in the yard. so do you guys go back and clean the yard out since you put the stone there or wait untill they call and then go do it. im thinking that i will probably go do it just to keep good relations.

  2. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    no. they should have paid to have it tar.
  3. We do an end of season sweep.
    Final bills
    Clean the yards and take a few notes on where not to push for the next yr

  4. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    so you bill the client for moving the rocks back right? that ain't bad. i still wouldnt do it but if i could bill them for it i wouldn't bother me as much.
  5. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    ya i thnk i will just keep up on keeping the gravel out of the yard. really its helping me because i have the mowing job for this residence. hopefully she goes with me next year.

  6. MassSteelerfan

    MassSteelerfan Junior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 19

    If they are a year round customer YES if they are just snow plowing, NO, they should know what comes with having a gravel drive, no matter what the conditions.
  7. DJC

    DJC Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    My thoughts also!!!! There choice to live in snow country and thats to be expected.
  8. It's in my price--its just not spelled as such.
    They think its gratus.
    But, I dont price gravel drives the same as paved (if there is an issue
    with going into a yard) Some gravel is wooded (like mine) and there
    is no clean-up.

    With the yard-guards ( pipe over the cutting bar) we dont mess
    much gravel or peal back turf.

    No two drives are the same and I dont bill them the same.
  9. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    thanks guys. i thnk i will clean it up. since it is a yearly contract i guess it counts as my spring cleanup