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need help estimating an account

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by SnowPro 24/7, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. SnowPro 24/7

    SnowPro 24/7 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I am currently bidding a new account and need some help with estimating job
    for the past 5 years ive been doing residetial accounts and a few gas stations but am moving up to a bigger account that is 30,000 sqr feet i have a good idea of hom much per pass but am not sure on the amount of salt to put down or charge .where i am its $ 160.00
    per ton for salt because thats what the customer wants and no sand mixture.
    i have a 1and a half yrd sander
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    You should use anywhere from 600 to 800 pounds per salting. Now keep in mind that all depends on the temps, the amount of ice you are trying to remove, if the lot is mostly shade, or mostly sun, as well as the amount of traffic on the lot after you treat it. So I would bid it out at the 800 pound mark and go from there.