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Help With Pricing Please

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by kreft, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    Got a job where we need to put in a driveway.

    Demensions are:

    195' long by 9' wide
    and have a 30' by 40' turn around spot ( In front of garage)

    Excavate 8'' of soil and replace with aspahlt millings.

    Hauling all material off costs $300 a truck. It will take 7 trucks to haul (tandems)

    Millings will cost $450 a load and delivery. We will need 6 trucks

    And charging $60 a hour for SSL

    And the total came to $7500.

    Is it just me or does this seem high?
  2. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Thats reasonable. Its about 3000 sq ft of driveway, so sounds about right to me.

    NEUSWEDE LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 1,147

    driveway seems really narrow at 9' any reason for that?

    Pricing seems about right but would add some more in for overage
  4. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    With your numbers, that price seems about right, but why so much on trucking off the excavated soil? $300 a load is a lot. Is the dump site expensive/far away?
  5. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    Dump site is about 30 minutes from site.

    9' driveway is narrow? Average around here is 8'.
  6. curtisfarmer

    curtisfarmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    Seeems a little high, and if it is topsoil coming out, you could probably swap materials inbound.
  7. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Im not in your area, but I could do this for 1/2 and still make money. Your trucking number is crazy high. Tandems are $60 an hour here, so $500 tops for hauling the top soil off. Pile the top in your yard, and re sell for $200 a tandem load. Thats $1200 you are giving away right there. Millings are high as well. A 16 ton load of CA6 is about $275.
  8. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    My dad has a friend that owed him a favor so he took $100 off the millings so we are at $6900.
  9. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,645

    and thats average for trucking in MY area.
  10. wanabe

    wanabe LawnSite Senior Member
    from So. IL
    Posts: 943

    Wow, I would be pricing trucking at other companies. $300 is a major rip off to me. That tandem will charge you $2100 for a easy day of work. I would look into buying your own truck if this is the norm and you do this alot. I can hire a tandem for $480 for 8 hours.

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