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Price check help?

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by vmj, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    Wondering if anyone can tell me what a fair price to salt/sand a res driveway would be. I only sand com lots so i'm not sure what would be fair. THANKS.
     
  2. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    3-4x the cost of the salt? Hows that?

    pay $5/50lbs, charge em $15-20/50lbs.
     
  3. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I pay 4.50 a bag, including tax. I charge 18 dollars a bag to apply. That should give you an idea.
     
  4. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    I use a V hopper sander and i already have sand/salt left in it. Thanks for your help..
     
  5. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Tell the customer a price and if buy it you do it. Next customer go higher. If they buy it you do it. Keep going until you have to reduce your price, then you will know.

    It can't take a lot of salt/sand to do a residential driveway. I pay $5 a ton for sand in the summer and the price is around $120 a ton for salt around here.
     
  6. vmj

    vmj Senior Member
    from conn
    Messages: 752

    It's $13 ton in summer for sand here. $95 ton salt $75 ton sand/salt mix
     
  7. QuadPlower

    QuadPlower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    I just read the Minutes to the City council meeting from the town I do alot of work for. $47.00 a ton for salt. Must be nice.

    So that's $0.04 a pound. If you were to spread it would you use 50 pounds or 1 bag of salt? I don't know. I don't salt. I'm just trying to help you figure out your rate.

    Let's say you did. That's $2.00 worth of salt/sand mix. I have heard of guys charging $18.00 to put down a bag of salt. Hope that helps.