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Old 09-22-2013, 11:18 PM
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What to charge for driveway removal??

Whats up everyone, i got my first driveway removal estimate today:

21' x 67' (it tapers slightly from 21' to 19')

VERY basic rectangle driveway....

Its about 1400-1450 sq. ft.

Its currently old 3-4" blacktop

what should i charge to remove it (im guessing per square foot right)

ill have to rent the bobcat and dump trailer as well...thank you!!
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:30 PM
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What I change wont help you since I own what you have to rent I tell this it would take me about 5 hrs

Key getting under it once you do that. It takes longer to haul away then digging it out
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:50 AM
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Whats your cost?

I would assume about $1000 in costs (Trailer, machine, etc etc)

Def only a one day job. i would charge another 1000 in labor.

Then because murphy loves to make the laws i would figure 500 for unexpected's

so $2500 on the low end.

That is all assuming easy access/haul away etc etc

Market area will determine price you can get as well.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:43 AM
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Don't expect a dump trailer to hold much or carry a lot of weight. How far to the dump and how many trips? Also you don't mention dump charges.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:51 AM
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If things were that easy that all anyone would have to do is rent equipment to do any job out there, don't you think everybody would be doing it?

The price of rental equipment is so much higher than having your own that not only would you lose money but if you did charge with profit in mind then you would be so far above the competition that if your customer ever finds out how much cheaper they could have had it done they will not only never call you again but may even go so far as to label you a crook.

That is why most of us never rent, and if I do it's more to save my tail than to make a profit.
Unless it's for a very dear customer I don't mind doing it for...
You need to have your own equipment, otherwise the job is better suited for the company that does.

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Old 09-23-2013, 08:10 AM
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If things were that easy that all anyone would have to do is rent equipment to do any job out there, don't you think everybody would be doing it?

The price of rental equipment is so much higher than having your own that not only would you lose money but if you did charge with profit in mind then you would be so far above the competition that if your customer ever finds out how much cheaper they could have had it done they will not only never call you again but may even go so far as to label you a crook.

That is why most of us never rent, and if I do it's more to save my tail than to make a profit.
Unless it's for a very dear customer I don't mind doing it for...
You need to have your own equipment, otherwise the job is better suited for the company that does.
For small lawn and garden machines - rental may be expensive.


Bigger machines - renting is very popular. Look at the equipment used for highway construction projects. A fair amount is all rentel.


For taking up this driveway I would sub it to someone with a tandem axle truck and a loader that can reach over the sides of the truck to load it.

A little dump trailer will take forever.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:17 AM
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If things were that easy that all anyone would have to do is rent equipment to do any job out there, don't you think everybody would be doing it?

The price of rental equipment is so much higher than having your own that not only would you lose money but if you did charge with profit in mind then you would be so far above the competition that if your customer ever finds out how much cheaper they could have had it done they will not only never call you again but may even go so far as to label you a crook.

That is why most of us never rent, and if I do it's more to save my tail than to make a profit.
Unless it's for a very dear customer I don't mind doing it for...
You need to have your own equipment, otherwise the job is better suited for the company that does.
You're wrong. Charging rental prices keeps the prices where they should be. People have a tendency to low ball when they own equipment.

We used to rent 3-4 days a week last year
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:19 AM
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I don't know about asphalt but I know with taking out concrete I've gotta be careful with saying it'll take a day.. Cause you never know what you'll find underneath
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:28 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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Old 09-23-2013, 11:13 AM
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ok I still haven gotten any prices for it yet...

just remember I have to factor in equipment rental costs..
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