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Old 04-17-2014, 10:01 PM
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sealcoating a 2 yr old driveway never been sealed before

Looking for some input as to how I should bid these jobs. I've been getting calls from housing plans that have never been sealed before. Most of the driveways are 500-1000 Sq ft. I know that I will use more sealer the 1st time it's done but should I jump my price by a couple cents psf? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:23 AM
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Definitely raise your price. It is costing you more in material. If the customer asks tell them why.
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:32 AM
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Yea I know it will cost me more but should I raise it by 1-2 cents psf? Or 3-5 cents psf?
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:31 AM
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No one on here can tell you what to charge. Every ones costs are different. 1000sqft if its pretty rough would cost me roughly $34.50 just in seal alone for one coat. Then figure overhead, profit, labor, etc.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:20 PM
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No one on here can tell you what to charge. Every ones costs are different. 1000sqft if its pretty rough would cost me roughly $34.50 just in seal alone for one coat. Then figure overhead, profit, labor, etc.
I wasn't asking for anyone to tell me what to charge. A 1000 Sq driveway would cost me right around the same price to sealcoat at 60 sf per gallon paying 2.60 a gallon for raw material. I'm just not we'll versed on the new driveways. I hear they soak up the sealer. Just don't want to under or overbid.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:54 PM
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Yeah i usually try to figure the worst case scenario. Id figure 45 sqft per gallon.
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:18 PM
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Yeah i usually try to figure the worst case scenario. Id figure 45 sqft per gallon.
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Yea I was thinking 45-50 just wasn't too sure.

thanks!
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:18 PM
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You don't want to cut yourself short.
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