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HOA 72 units and 19 drives

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by chevy2500meyer, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. chevy2500meyer

    chevy2500meyer Member
    Messages: 95

    As with the title i inquired about a HOA that was looking for some snow removal figured it was good size to get my feet wet. Heres the thing its a main single drive with a circular road (street basically). Now it has 72 sidewalks roughly 18-24" wide that calcium chloride. The drives are double to single wide to the street. I have place to put snow and shovel is easy scrape and go. I just need an idea in the northeast oh area what i should be bidding it at. Now the stats are 2-3" trigger and spot salting (hills and steep drives) and calcium chloride on all walks. im guessing roughly 10 80lbs avg and 20 bags on a heavy storm. And 2 bags max of the calcium. im guessing $800-900 per push. thanx
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    And you going use what
     
  3. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    72 ft of sidewalk? Or 72 sidewalks? And more than 10 bags id bet....
     
  4. chevy2500meyer

    chevy2500meyer Member
    Messages: 95

    Chevy 2500 with 8.5 Meyer and 72 sidewalks roughly 20-25 ft each
     
  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,879

    Lets see a Google Earth shot. You're making a 72 unit complex sound very simple.
     
  6. chevy2500meyer

    chevy2500meyer Member
    Messages: 95

    Its is simple its just my first big how bid and don't wanna short myself
     
  7. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Let's see a picture... 1400 ft of sidewalks will take way more than 10 bags of salt
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    If you don't want short your self you need SF figures then guy on here will tell how much cal or salt you will need

    So I would walk it off or use findalotsize.com Or post a Google earth pic

    You making a rookie mistake not knowing your square feet of the pavement
     
  9. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    10 80lb bags of salt would be overkill on 1400' of walks. At 4' wide that's 5600 sq'. I think he's planning on using 2 bags calcium on the walks.
     
  10. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    He said 10 bags to do all walks as well as areas on the road. He could get the walks done in I figured 4 bags but that leaves 6 for icy and problems areas and driveways... I use 1/2 a bag on most driveways I do, and they aren't very big.... Doesn't seem to go very far
     
  11. chevy2500meyer

    chevy2500meyer Member
    Messages: 95

    [​IMG] its the ones with grey roofs not the green
     
  12. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Well one of us is reading it wrong.
     
  13. chevy2500meyer

    chevy2500meyer Member
    Messages: 95

  14. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You have do the main roads to

    For the truck you are using I would invest in a rear blade It will cut your time in half

    10 bags wont do that if doing walks and drive way drive ways look looks like a bag each
    I count 24 drives and pool parking lot
     
  15. chevy2500meyer

    chevy2500meyer Member
    Messages: 95

    The main drive in salt and steep drives (closet to street) and on as needed basis on everything walks calcium chloride and salt on drives and main roads.
     
  16. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You going need more then 20 bags
     
  17. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    That place is not laid out for a truck and front plow. Too much back dragging on drives. Trust me when I say this is not the place for you to get your feet wet.
     
  18. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    A skid be the checker at that place
     
  19. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    Yes it would
     
  20. chevy2500meyer

    chevy2500meyer Member
    Messages: 95

    No skids are to be used. Only trucks.