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How to bid sidewalks

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Mallard Creek, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Mallard Creek

    Mallard Creek Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    I was wondering what was the best was to bid you typical 4x4 sidewalks can you bid 4 dollars a square for shoveling and salting or am I way off. Any advise would be great .
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,706

    Add: Time to execute, Labor paid, Material used, Fixed costs

    Add on: Profit desired

    There's your rate
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  3. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,653

    You also have to realize that when coming up with a square foot price, you need to have a minimum. Otherwise if you get contracted to do 20 feet of walk, it wouldn't be worth it at a strictly cost per foot price.

    When starting out you need to do like Sawboy said. Then once you get production numbers to plug in with your other costs, you can start to consider a square foot cost.
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  4. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,875


    x2 on the Minimum for sure!
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