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Old 02-25-2014, 12:46 AM
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Need some help guys. I got a call for a quote today parking lot is 13500 Sq ft and has a ton of cracks. I know how to quote the sealing but I'm a little worried about the crackfilling. I don't want to over bid and don't want to cut myself short. The lot hasn't been sealed before. Any pointers would be helpful

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Old 02-27-2014, 10:34 PM
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First start by measuring the amount of cracks. I do it by linear ft. with deeper and wider cracks I crease the lin ft to composite for the amount of material it will be needed to fill. After you get that I hope you already know your material cost and labor cost. Then from there add the % of increase you want to expect to make. I figure 270 lin ft on average per box and I can melt a pallet of blocks in one machine in 8 hrs. So figure out your hourly cost to do it, material, overhead for insurance ect. and the amount of money you want to make.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:34 AM
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Pretty much what viper said...

But you also have to keep in mind the prices of your competition around your market, you still need to come up with a competitive price, something that is not way off the mark as what your competition charges.

You should have a set price per linear foot, and a set price per square feet for the sealing. I usually show those prices separately on a quote I am giving to a customer.
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Old 03-01-2014, 11:32 AM
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Thanks that was very helpful... I submitted my bid now it's just time to sit back and wait.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:46 PM
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Good Luck! To much snow over here, I cant get out and do any estimating!
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