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Old 09-06-2008, 01:54 PM
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power washing drive ways

any of you guys power wash drive ways as an additional service?
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:31 PM
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I do, but not very often probably only two or three a year
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:44 PM
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how much u guys charge a driveway?
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:46 PM
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I charge a minimum of $40, it only takes me about an hour to two hours and like I said i offer it but don't get a lot. I think I had about three this year but it's not a big deal. I offer the service but don't put much emphasis on it.
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'99 Dodge Ram 2500 reg cab long bed
'91 JD Lx172 38"/ bagger
'11 JD X300 48"
22'' '66 Western Auto Wizard
21"push mower/w bagger
Stihl KM 90 w/trimmer,tiller, and hedge trimmer
Husquvarna BT130
MTD 3.5 HP edger
AgraFab 17 cb ft trailer
Precise-Fit Areator
Random dethacher
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:04 AM
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I charge $0.10 to $0.22 per square foot depending on condition (rust stains).
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:26 AM
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I charge a minimum of $40, it only takes me about an hour to two hours and like I said i offer it but don't get a lot. I think I had about three this year but it's not a big deal. I offer the service but don't put much emphasis on it.
Are you serious? An hour or two of work is worth $40 to you? Wow, is the lawn care mentality really that bad?

Seriously man, I don't know you but I guarantee you are a good worker and you are worth more than that. IMO you are selling yourself short and don't give me that "well like I said I don't do it that often" crap because you did it 3 times too often this year.

Come on guys really $20 an hour gross is NOT good money.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:15 PM
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Are you serious? An hour or two of work is worth $40 to you? Wow, is the lawn care mentality really that bad?

Seriously man, I don't know you but I guarantee you are a good worker and you are worth more than that. IMO you are selling yourself short and don't give me that "well like I said I don't do it that often" crap because you did it 3 times too often this year.

Come on guys really $20 an hour gross is NOT good money.
Don't lump all lawn care guys in with this statement. I about crapped myself when I read $40, too.
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Old 11-08-2008, 01:11 PM
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What's wrong with $40.00
Beer is not that expensive...
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:35 PM
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Most of the the driveways I do are about the length of a compact car and probably two cars wide, as for time I could probably do it faster but my dad taught me early on that whenever you do work make sure you do a through job. I charge what is profitable for me, and I believe I said a minimum of $40, meaning that $40 is a Starting Point! for a PW job.The longer the driveway the more I charge. I understand completely what Barry M was saying and apologize for not being more specific.
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'99 Dodge Ram 2500 reg cab long bed
'91 JD Lx172 38"/ bagger
'11 JD X300 48"
22'' '66 Western Auto Wizard
21"push mower/w bagger
Stihl KM 90 w/trimmer,tiller, and hedge trimmer
Husquvarna BT130
MTD 3.5 HP edger
AgraFab 17 cb ft trailer
Precise-Fit Areator
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:55 PM
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