Originally Posted by gammon landscaping
well i think that is a good way to estament but not a very good way to bid a job. with an eastament you can go up if the job presents unforseen obsticals.
with a bid you are responcsable for anything that may happen. you may think that said job will take 2 days but that could be changed by weather acts of god or just pain ole mis caluculations . so if you bid you need to add a margin of error of around 20% to cover you self if this happenes
if you have been doing this for a while like some of us you can see most of this stuff ahead, but sometimes you will still get cought off gaurd
if you are fairly new to all of this, i would suggest to work by the hour for a season or two
so i say "very carfully"
Agreed...but everyone's situation is different. In my 'proposal' I have things that will add money to the 'job' or for unforseen obstacles it will be x amount more, etc. In no way was my method the cure all, end all solution.