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Estimate my potential new lot

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Bad Luck, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    This is a pizzaria. High traffic area. Two doors down from my house.

    The blue lines indicate sidewalks/walkways that need to be cleared and salted. White indicates areas that snow can be piled in.

    As you can see it's not that big of a lot, maybe 4-5 cars.

    I was thinking $125-$150/push. Salt included when snow plowing is required. Otherwise salt is priced at $40-50/application.

    What does everyone think?

  2. kobzjv

    kobzjv Junior Member
    Messages: 10


    your way over priced,$70 including salt is a fair price for 35 mins. work
  3. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    That's way too low for out here in NJ. Cost of salt plus cost of paying someone to shovel/blow sidewalk or lost time to do it myself is too high. When all is said and done I'd be putting $20 in my pocket.
  4. mr.plow 2

    mr.plow 2 Member
    Messages: 43

    how was you able to take pic like that :eek:
  5. kobzjv

    kobzjv Junior Member
    Messages: 10


    here in ohio if you can make $75 hr thats good money,i pay contractors price $3.19 per 50# BAG of salt.out here i'm just saying you have to be within reason if you want repeat business,theres just to much competion and real low ballers out there.
  6. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    What are you going to do with the snow if it builds up? removal? I would plow,shovel by the hour $150/hr salt sand by the pound/ton cost plus time plus profit. cost=XX time = $150/hr profit = 30% profit margen. you can figure it for your ares from there.

    as for the picture it was probably taken from one of these sites.
    it is a sattlelite photo
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    $125 for the plow,shovel,salt sounds fine but $40 for salt only is to low. Don't forget you have to salt the walks as well as the parking lot. More like $125 and $75. JMO
  8. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    Google Earth.
  9. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    here in toledo.. realistically $35 for the plow $15 for the walks and $40 for salt..... myself would be about $50 for the plow $30 on the walks and $60 for salt
  10. SNHSERV05

    SNHSERV05 Junior Member
    Messages: 26


    how many times are you going to push that lot? how many times you going to sand it,salt?and definately need to charge by the ton for salt, and hour for plowing, why you guys buying salt by the bag? dont you have any salt suppliers around area?
  11. tjlands

    tjlands Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    $150 per push including walks, and $100 per application(rock salt on the lot calcium on the walks) for 1-3".
    3-6" - $200/100
    Thats average for NJ.
  12. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    I agree with this also. Looks like alot of sidewalk to clear which takes time and sucks.