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residential driveways.

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by jerseydrew, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Senior Member
    from jersey
    Messages: 232

    do you salt residential driveways? is it something most do or don't do? how about the walk ways? i've been plowing my place and my mothers drive for years. i just upgraded my truck and am looking at getting a real plow so i would like to try and make some money back.
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    All what your customers want
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    free?:laughing:
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    Didn't beetlejuice do free drives?
     
  5. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    LOL so true. Along with walkway shoveling and city sidewalks.
     
  6. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    Let them salt on their own.. Or charge em
     
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    When you sell fries,and they don't use salt,do they get a discount?:confused:
     
  8. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    Don't know. Never sold fries before. Is there a market for just fries?
     
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,170

    I think in this case the salt is the fries......grasshopper.
     
  10. jbsplow

    jbsplow Senior Member
    from -
    Messages: 125

    Most ppl don't want salt, if it's a ice storm then yes. Some of my steep hill drives I salt every plow. Buy a pallet or a couple from your local feed mill. Price jumps every year. I used to pay 270 for a pallet 49 50# bags. Now it's almost 365$. Most of the drives you can get away with using 50-100 pounds of salt on. Charge them 3x what it cost you. So if it's 4-5$ a bag charge at least 14-15$ a bag spread. If they don't like it tell them to do it them self and go pick up and store the salt the self. Don't let ppl dick you around
     
  11. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    http://www.justfriesusa.com/