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4300ft of sidewalk

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JRSlawn, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    How much salt should I figure for a 4300ft long sidewalk that varies in size from 4-20 ft mostly 4 range.

    Please help

    Jeff Smith
  2. bterry

    bterry Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Good question. We have always tried to stay away from hand work, but this year we need to bid a few jobs with substantial snowblowing. If anyone cares to offer what there are bidding on that, I would like to know too.

    Otherwise, this is what I figure.
    Hourly rate I'm paying the guy to do it, times 2 (for insurances, profit and overhead)
    Plus cost of a $1200 blower (divided by 3 years, storms per year, hours estimated)
    Add for salt
    Add for time getting there
    Add for miscellaneous??

  3. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 347

    somwonw please help
  4. Foz

    Foz Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Use calcium, not salt & you should figure 17 - 20 Lbs per 1,000 SF
  5. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    I would use the calcium at that rate. How do you plan on spreading it?? By hand, push spreader, ATV, or other?? Do you have to remove the snow from this as well??