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Help me up to price one mile long driveway

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by melver78, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. melver78

    melver78 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Hi there l need some help to bid one mile long driveway with some shoveling around of the property in Michigan, does anybody could tell me how much should l charge for this job,, ?????its my first year with snow business,, thanks in advance
  2. South Seneca

    South Seneca Senior Member
    Messages: 474

    What you need to figure out is how long the job will take you to get done. Here, the going rate is right close to $100 an hour.
    Factors include how wide it is, and how many obstacles to plow around.
    Is it black top or gravel, and how rough is it? A nice smooth black top drive is much faster to plow than a rough driveway of either material. Is it level or steep hills.
    Will the customer have you plow every few inches during a storm, or make you wait til the storm is done, which can take a long time and be very hard on equipment.
    I'm sure the other guys have more advice.
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    We had a location like that for a few years. There was a section in the middle, 500' long that would drift so bad you couldn't get a truck in. We would have to bring a loader 4-5 times a years just to clear that section.
    Make sure you're not dealing with something like that.
    pusher82 likes this.