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What to charge for driveway removal??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by rppaving, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Whole job.
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  2. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    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??
     
  3. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    $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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  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  5. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    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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  6. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Columbia
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  7. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
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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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  8. norsky

    norsky LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 52

    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.
     
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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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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  10. brycesepp

    brycesepp LawnSite Member
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    Yeah but your also paying 26 more dollars a yard for concrete.
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