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Old 09-27-2013, 05:31 PM
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Whole job.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:25 PM
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i charge $3.50 per ft to tear out and re-pour a driveway, but prices are crazy competitive around here... i usually finish the job with 1200-1500 bucks more in my pocket.
I have one coming up, its removal of 3900 sq.ft. and reinstall of new concrete. I'm getting $12 sq.ft. for the two combined. How do you make any money at $3.50??
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:44 PM
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$3.50x2000 sq ft= $7,000

My guy with the bobcat and dump truck cost about $600 to rip it out and haul it

Leaves me with $6400

25 yards of concrete for me is 84 per yd x25= 2100 + tax = $2226

That leaves me with 4174 for labor

Say it even takes me 2 days to do the job with me and 3 guys?

Thats 48 man hrs i pay my average guy 15 pr hour so thats- 720

That leaves me with 3,454 for me and my gas, insurance and over head.

My insurance is 300 a month so thats basically 10 dollars a day. So 3,454-20= $3,434

If i spend $100 on fuel in the "2 days" i spend on the job that= 3,334

I can't control how competetive the work is in my area but i wouldnt do work for free or even that cheap.. I make my money.
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:11 AM
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I guess it all depends on the size of the job.. I just poured and finished a drive way at $3.75sq/ft. And I was the lowest bidder. The highest was around $4sq/ft
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Old 09-28-2013, 02:17 AM
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Yeah obviously a smaller job we all have to charge more to make it worth it, but thats good money. Where in south carolina are you located?
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:11 AM
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Yeah obviously a smaller job we all have to charge more to make it worth it, but thats good money. Where in south carolina are you located?
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:38 AM
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Yeah i'm in the upstate, going rate up here on driveways is 2.50 a ft.
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:19 AM
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We spend about $45k per year in equipment rental. No maintenance. No repairs. No trying to figure out where to park a trailer on a narrow residential street that was put in in the 1950's.

And yes, even though you own the equipment - you need to charge for it to cover not only the cost of the equipment, but the maintenance and repairs.

A skid steer should never be used without charging for it. However, in this industry most contractors have NO BUSINESS INSTNCT. So they will build a patio that they can't wait to post pictures of on the Internet yet they didn't get one dime for that $40k machine in the pic.
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DVS you are exactly right. you have to charge for the equipment you own. you are only fooling yourself if you don't charge. And spend more time working and less time taking pictures.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:06 PM
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Wow these prices are insane, we're paying 100/110 per yard for concrete and i don't go below $6/sf unless it doesnt have to be finished or its a couple thousand sf. I guess ny really is expensive
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:09 PM
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Yeah but your also paying 26 more dollars a yard for concrete.
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