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Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by DBL, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hey guys we dont do many seal coating jobs but we are interested in the idea and right now we hand roll residential driveways. how much do you guys think we should be charging. i mean should we charge x amount of dollars per sq. feet per bucket per i dont know i need help thanks
     
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    Depends on how much cleaning and crack filling you have to do, i would charge at least $190.00 to $300.00 again depending on how much work is involved that is on an average 12 x 60 payup
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    Hand rolling sealcoat ? Thats like going into the mowing business with a reel mower that you push . Buckets of sealer cost around $ 10 .00 for 5 gallons , bulk sealer mixed cost less than a dollar per gallon .

    Just to put things into perspective , we run a sealer crew , 2 men , a F 350 and a 550 gallon trailer , a 50 ft by 20 ft drive takes 2 men weedeating the edges , blowing it off and brush applying sealer less than a half an hour . They go thru 500 to 1000 gallons a week .

    What should you charge ? Thats up to you and the market in your area , but the right equipment for the job will make it profitable .
     
  4. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    thanks both of you for the advise and how much does a traielr like that cost we are really interesed in the seal coating business
     
  5. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    A new one runs 10,000 to 15,000 dollars set up with mechanical mixing and a spray wand .
     
  6. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    thanks alot i think well get through winter first and maby in the spring but thanks
     
  7. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
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    I set up my machine for $600.00 and have made with this next job this weekend a total of $8000.00 plus :blob3: payup in two weeks it depends on the market and how you price , I'll take pictures of it tomorrow, seeing how i just got my dig camera.
     

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