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parking lot pricing, as well as salt/sand

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by pipelayer, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. pipelayer

    pipelayer Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 157

    ok, so this year, ive added a sander to my truck, and with the lots ive added, I hope to add a few more. I base my pricing per 3" of snow being that, that is my trigger for most lots. I base my pricing also off the size of the lot, but this is where im getting lost, the bigger they get, with more obstacles, how do I base my pricing? I have been off the fact I do a lot that is small and clear for 100$ a drop, 3-6" at a time. now I honestly don't know what to charge for sanding, as the salt/sand mix fluxuates throughout the season with the local demand. my pricing usually goes, 0-3 then 1.5x for the next 3 inches, so on and so forth, ex. 0-3 50$ 3-6 75$ and so on. am I correct in doing so, or does everyone who takes the gamble with seasonal pricing seem to make out better? or is there a sq. footage pricing? just trying to get ideas. I figure sanding my small lot should cover my yard of sand.. just need some insight. thanks.