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Bunton Guy
06-23-2003, 08:47 PM
I came into posession of a pro grade honda pressure washer for a few months....If all goes well I would like to get into doing a bit of pressure washing on the side. In the past I have done pressure washing to fill time with a small pressure washer now I have a 13hp honda. What are you guys charging per sq. foot for pressure washing of cement driveways?

tiedeman
06-23-2003, 09:19 PM
we did some pressure washing on the side for our regular customers, but we charged per hour, not square feet. I still have a pressure washer sitting in the corner collecting dust. One of the worst investments I ever made.

challenger55
06-24-2003, 03:50 PM
hey what you can do with the pressure washer is send out some fliers get some jobs put up a high price and get someone to do it for you
before long you will be making some real money and do no work

Rustic Goat
06-24-2003, 05:12 PM
Delco.com, I believe is the name/web address. It's a forum just for pressure washing with many tips & ideas.
Sq.ft. is the way to go, I've found it makes a nice addition to side work to offer. Just be careful if cleaning anything wood, turn pressure WAY down and increase gradually to desired results.

Lombardi
06-24-2003, 07:06 PM
I wash and stain decks on the side. Very profitable. In my area I charge .80/sq.ft -1.00/sq.ft. for just washing. Staining is 2.00-2.50/sq.ft. Staining is a PITA, but you can make $60-70 hr. in my area. As a previous post said, read up on the subject before you try it on a customer's deck. Experiment on your own first.

Bunton Guy
06-25-2003, 04:13 PM
I have done my share of pressure washing but I always added the cost of the job onto other things...(i.e Package deal) I have done decks before although I am trying to avoid that at this time.

cos
06-25-2003, 06:56 PM
http://www.pressurewash.com/bboard/?PHPSESSID=303475e284a10a98a69d72dff4325aa8