Help estimating gravel??

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by KAT_Ayanami, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. KAT_Ayanami

    KAT_Ayanami LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Hi, I'm still waiting for my MD Home Improvement License.........

    So while the magic number comes I decided to, at least, start installing gravel driveways and similar application that does not need License in Maryland...

    My question is... what is the average price per SF of this kind of work? And how it is best to apply it, for example, on a driveway? (how deep to excavate, only take vegetation out, etc...)

    I know that ESTIMATES DEPENDS ON SEVERAL FACTORS!!! And can never be done by square footage. But I have completely no clue about this, and I would like some rates to try to get an idea.

    Once again, this is for Maryland.

    As always... Thank you for the help!!

    PS: Any tips or help in this matter will be greatly appreciated.
  2. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 806

    Search the web. Great source with pictures most times.

    Also, try to make around $70/hr per man if that's possible where you are.
    How many hours + materials= Quote

  3. desii

    desii LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    Two things: First, is there really a market for gravel driveways? Most all I see are black top and wouldn't the contractor just have the excavator guy do it while he's there?

    Second, I thought you needed a license anytime you "dig" on a homeowners property? Won't that be covered in your Home Improvement license?

    Not to rag on you for trying a different line of work, just trying to understand it's profitablity and marketablity.
  4. KAT_Ayanami

    KAT_Ayanami LawnSite Member
    Messages: 41

    Not much, but like I said, this is temporal while I wait for the License people to issue one to me.

    People usually want gravel driveways when they dont want to spend money at the moment.

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