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subdivision Road???

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by lbcampbell, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. lbcampbell

    lbcampbell Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 3

    I have a subdivision road that is 1/4 mile long and paved with a cul-da-sac. It tends to drift in 3 or 4 spots needing removal, more than it needs the entire road plowed. Its about 2 1/2 miles out of town. I'm taking bids, but have no idea what is a fair price. Looking for some input. Thanks....
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    On a 1/4 mile long road that drifts in 3 or 4 spots, you might as well plow the whole road. Unless you can get someone with a V plow, or an expandable plow, or some sort of heavy equipment, there is no real way to plow it without pushing it all off to the sides. With just a straight blade you'll end up leaving trails all over, to collect the blowing snow and just cause more drifting. Can you put up any snow fence to keep the drifting off the roadway? As far as costs, they very depending on the site, obstacles, and so on, but I would think 45 to 50 dollars per push would cover the drive time, and the plow time without to many issues.
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    Isn't it a little late to be doing bids?
    You could throw wings on your plow.
  4. lbcampbell

    lbcampbell Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 3

    were just getting our first snow. and in a very small town
  5. pohouse

    pohouse Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    There are several ways it could be bid. Per push, per storm event, per season. If your looking to hire a contractor it's important to know the difference.
    Per push - everytime the contractor arrives and plows, it cost $X amount. During heavy accumulation it is possible the contractor could plow more than once, perhaps once mid storm and once after. If so, you will be billed twice.
    Per storm - Price is based on total storm accumulation. Below is just an example of a pricing structure. Each contractor has their own formula.
    2-4" = $40
    4-8" = $80
    8-12" = $100
    Seasonal - $X amount for the season. Usually comes with a cap or limit to the amount of times the road is cleared. This cap is based on average snow events in your area.

    Which is better for your situation? Each type of bidding could work. Explain to the contractor what type of service your looking for. (Road has to remain open or only come after storm and remove drifts, etc) He may have some questions for you. Also, make sure the contractor is insured.
    All the best.
  6. lbcampbell

    lbcampbell Junior Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 3

    Thank you for the info