mulch vs blacktop

rdh

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
cinn,ohio
i have seen here that some people are getting over $95.00
per. yrd. to apply mulch.now if you are and are putting
2"down, are those beds(sq.ft)bigger than
the customers drive way? they should be abble to get 1"
of black top(resurfase)over the sq.ft you mulch.
my point is look at your overhead compared to paving
100,000 decent used paver
20,000 3/5ton roller
if i calculated right you guys are doing better than paving
companys
 

paul

Lawnsite Addict
Location
Chicago,Ill.
You are seeing what a lot of smaller guys are getting but when you start getting it to larger # then price go down.
On parks that I do if you go over $40 per yd you are pricing your self out of the market place.
 
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rdh

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
cinn,ohio
here black top is around $50 and less per ton to pave sreets.
drive ways are $75 per ton.
it cost $25per ton(for the black top)
this includes labor every thing.

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rdh

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
cinn,ohio
randy scott
some people here get more for mulching a customers beds.
then i would get if i paved there drive way.
(if they both are same sq ft)
i think thats good. there are some threads here that
compare plummers prices.to mowing .
example

you cut a lawn in ten minutes charge $35 customer
complains you charge to much for only 10 minutes of work
now that same customer needs a plummer he unglogs sink
in ten minutes charges 35 customer dont complain.
i was just try to compair them
mulch beds or new drive way

hope that helps
 

Eric ELM

Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
Location
Chicago, IL USA
What rdh is saying is, it's cheaper to hire someone to put down black top than mulch at the price of $95 a yard.

I'm amazed at some of the prices I see on this forum too.
 


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