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What would you bid on this driveway???

Discussion in 'Bidding & Estimating' started by Sno ballz, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Sno ballz

    Sno ballz Member
    Messages: 35

    Would like to get many perspectives on what you guys would bid this driveway at.

    Its about 100 x 19 from the street to the garage, then fans out to 32 x 26 in front of the garage. Total sq ft is about 2700.

    Snow can be pushed to the grass past the garage, and a small amount to the sides of the drive.

    Please provide a per push, and per season price assuming 50" annual ave snowfall. Thanks!!!

    See the pics attached.....

    Sno ballz


  2. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    thats pretty straight up id say 40-45 for 1- 4 inchs then add 50% for 4-7 and so on and thats how ive always done it
  3. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    we only do commercial now but when we did homeowners our price would be $35 per push
  4. JElmWin

    JElmWin Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    I wish all drives were like this. Most times garage is at end instead of alongside. Looks like one push, back up, 2nd push (if necessary) and done!You might want to take that into account when pricing.
  5. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    so if you have to do two blade drops it would be $70 or is it $35 a trip to the property
  6. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Per push really means the trip out to the house, not the amount of times you put your blade down

    Around here that driveway would be between $25-$35, at 19' wide your looking at 3 trips up and down, at $35 I would finish by shoveling off the little windrow left behind while clearing infront of the garage doors. Your seasonal price depends on your trigger, most use 3" for residential and if you say 50" average than maybe go with $420 for the season.

    This driveway would take about 6 minutes with shoveling and I would put 6 stakes in it.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2005
  7. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    I would push up to 6" for $45

    over that.....25-50% more
  8. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    35 to 40 for me anything over 6 inches we plow twice and would take 5 off for the second trip.
  9. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    per push in commercial snowplowing means each time you visit the location and plow off the lot,not each time i drop the blade i mean come on man i want retire early but not before i'm 35:rolleyes:
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Give me 50 of those!!

    $350 for the season around here.
  11. gino

    gino Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 94

    $55.00 per storm
  12. Sno ballz

    Sno ballz Member
    Messages: 35

    Great info guys:redbounce

    So taking those responses, and finding the avereage, i come up with $38 a push.

    So with that in mind: I am plowing for the first time this year, have a 7.5' Sno-way on a Dakota, and this driveway is in my sub-division. Would I be considered a low baller if I offered this for $25? I have vertually no experience, and no cost or travel time to do driveways in my sub. Should I try for $30/drive in my sub? The driveway in the pics is the "biggest" of all in the sub.

    Sno ballz
  13. Ron's Lawncare

    Ron's Lawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    don't under price it plow trucks do break down you need to factor in repairs an preventive maint.

  14. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    $45.00 per time...
  15. imdawrlus

    imdawrlus Member
    Messages: 71

    i agree.....if average is 38 dont go any lower than 35
  16. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    I would ask if he ever had it done before and if so what were the things he didnt like. I try to form a relationship(business wise but ....)with the customer and ask him if its ok to put driveway reflectors in(1.50 each around here). He will get the idea that your planning is a good move on both partys..i would say 38-45 per push..Good luck and dont lose that one..payup