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Need help pricing driveway

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by AndyTblc, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Ok, I need help pricing this driveway, I've never done anything this big, and the lady wants a price, it's 7.4 miles from my house. So a little help would be appreciated, I kind of have an idea, but I want to know what you guys would charge, it's the really long drive with a curve.
  2. jmac5058

    jmac5058 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    It may be long but quite easy is blowing snow a problem it looks wide open there and will a single push be enough if not could be big bucks.
  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    I don't do gravel/grass. But if I did it would be 80.00 ( that includes concrete pad ).
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    100 bucks.
  5. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    100.00 One swipe going in clean the pad and one swipe going out
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    Jeez, I'm the lowballer today!! :laughing:
  7. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    I bet it goes for between $50 and $70 a push.
  8. Bolt-1

    Bolt-1 Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    I have 1 thats about 900 feet plus a 30 X 70 ft. area for cars. I do it for $130 a push with a 4 inch trigger.
  9. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Nah, your not a lowballer. It's the market. I do an easy one like that for $80. Most it takes me is 45 mins during a big storm. I also came back and did a cleanup because it blew like crazy, for an additional $50-$60. That's where the easy money is. Spend 10-15mins there cleaning up.
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    1pass in...clean up the pad and 1 pass out.
    The drifting may be a thing to worry about.
  11. Scott's

    Scott's Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    I do a few radio towers that are 1/2 mile long, I angle the plow drop it drive to the end turn around drop the plow and drive out $100.00.
  12. UnderhillSC

    UnderhillSC Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    I'd go $125 a plow

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    that would go for 100-125 in my part of CT.
  14. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    Keep in mind this is Michigan so if your to high, your not plowing ..I'd say $75
  15. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Exactly, I don't want to go to low, but not to high, I want the job, I have to talk to her yet, I have just seen the driveway, I haven't got a chance to talk about it, my insurance agent told me about her, so we will see, but thanks for the price ideas.
  16. jimspro

    jimspro Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    i would say $80-90.00 , and is there any markers for the first time in, if the first time in is 6 or more inches, you may need them
  17. ABES

    ABES PlowSite.com Addict
    from MN
    Messages: 1,322

    $75 would be my bid. looks real easy. May seem cheap to some but around here there is now way I could get a drive like that for $100+
  18. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    Alright, well I got that bid sent out and waiting for her to respond, my ex-girl friends step dad wants me to plow his shops parking lot. I have never bid a parking lot, and with this bid includes the driveway, I can take care of the driveway price, but the parking lot price, those with greater knowledge than I will have a better idea. I cut down the picture past the scale, but 1 inch is 25 feet.
    They put an addition on to the side of their building and paved the parking lot, so everything in the red outline is paved. And there isn't all the crap tires in the parking lot either.
  19. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    bump.....I need a little help. I'm going down to talk to the guy here in a couple hours.
  20. GatorDL55

    GatorDL55 Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    Is that due to Michigan's drug testing laws? :laughing::laughing: