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Specialize in Brick Pavers and Concrete

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by paverprotector, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. paverprotector

    paverprotector Junior Member
    from il
    Messages: 2

    I clean and seal pavers and concrete and am looking into plowing in the off season. I see a ton of damage by plows to the pavers and concrete that we work on in the summer, weather it is rust, scrathches, chips, etc...

    Is there anybody who specializes in or has a truck specifically for concrete brick pavers or concrete that uses a plow with a non steel cutting edge?

    How much extra do you charge for this compared to the normal asphalt driveways/lots.
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Anyplow can be modified easily with paver protection. They call them Rubber Or Polyurathne (poly) wearedges. It can be tough to sell as an extra cost but is a excellent selling point and a reason you are priced at the upperend of the market. The interesting thing about the polyedges is besides being quietier and easier on the drive is they last as long or longer then a steel edge.
  3. paverprotector

    paverprotector Junior Member
    from il
    Messages: 2

    I've seen what people charge for a typical 2 car wide by 2 car long driveway by searching on this forum. This is not the typical driveway I would encounter though. What kind of range would one expect to get for a 3,000- 6,000 square foot horseshoe type driveway, weather it is asphalt or concrete or pavers? I'm in the northern illinois area if that helps any.

    Do most homeowners prefer to pay per push or on a seasonal plan?

    Sorry for the newbie questions, I'm just at the start of exploring plowing as an option for the upcoming winter.
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    As Basher said a poly edge is good for pavers. I actually have one for my plow. While it doesn't wear much it also doesn't scrape as good in my experiences. I took it off and put on a normal steel edge but I do nothing besides pavement/gravel. The people I got my plow from did a couple accounts with pavers and had good luck with the poly edge as far as I know.
  5. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,617

    As far as charging, some charge per push some charge per storm some charge per season.
  6. swtiih

    swtiih PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,179

    Semi circle drives are a real pain unless it is not a tight radius. I would look to charge them a seasonal price