Originally Posted by BIGBOY2008
I use coal tar emulsion and i charge from $0.18 to $0.19 per sq/ft and i dont lower my prices to compete with others. Now if i were to double the amount of water i used in my mix and lower my 24 month warranty down to a 6 month warranty and drop my general liability insurance i could do driveways all day long for $0.12 per sq/ft. I would make okay money then but would probably be better off working 40 hrs a week at Lowe's.
I give the customer an 18 month warranty, pay for ins, fuel repairs etc... I have 20% water mix with sand and still make money. Here in Michigan where I am people don't spend money like its water. Plus we get snow here, people have to remove the snow and usually use plows to do that. So to answer your comment I'm good thanks... Along with the other guys comment. I also do NOT lower my price for anyone.... I have to make a living too. There are 2 companies around me that water there loads down and dont apply sand doing it REALLLL CHEAP...... Well these customers are getting what they pay for thats all I can say.....