Pressure washing..

Discussion in 'Power Washing' started by Landscapes-r-us, May 21, 2006.

  1. Landscapes-r-us

    Landscapes-r-us LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    I keep seeing alot of you guys with pressure washers... How much do ya'll charge for a driveway that's about 107 by 10 ft?

    Also, do you use a big water tank or just hook it up to the customers house?
  2. Littleriver1

    Littleriver1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 811

  3. Landscapes-r-us

    Landscapes-r-us LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for the link. So for a 1,100 ft. driveway, a decent price would be about $110? At 10 cents per sq. ft.? How long would it take to do this?
  4. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    it takes me about an hour to do my grandparents 1200 Sq Ft. driveway, but i am not doing it for speed, or buisness.
  5. cessnasovereign

    cessnasovereign LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Not too bad.. I just keep seeing everyone here talking about it so I'm wondering if I'm missing out.. Might also be a good incentive to offer for my new contracted customers as another freebie.
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    It's not bad, but I am afraid of heights and the constant moisture bothers me, you will get soaking wet so if you're ok with that, the money I hear is good.

    Guys who wash my house (I don't like powerwashing man), I don't care who's water they hook up to, so long my house is clean.
  7. dtelawncare

    dtelawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 227

    I have never did this(I don't have a washer anyways). As for the water supply, use the customers water supply. I would think most people would assume this is how you would do it. If the business picks up, buy a large tank and pump for areas without a water supply.

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    Do not give away work!!!

    If you really like to work for free just come up to my place for a day. Work all you want. I will even take you out on the Lake for dinner. But NEVER work for customers for free.

    In general to the PW question--
    Be a good LCO --OR--- be a good PW
    Why do 2 jobs only 1/2 way right??

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,534

    I have a PW for my houses and it needs a tank to draw from as most homes will not keep up- (really hard with a well) If you get one stay under 4 GPM if you intend to use just a hose. I have a 55Gal drum that we fill first and draw from that as we keep filling it. That works for about the time till we need to move anyway. As we reset the tank fills all the way back up. We push 8GPM.
  10. jameson

    jameson LawnSite Fanatic
    from PNW
    Messages: 7,472

    Funny, my guys can do both; and they only know one way to do a job: DO IT RIGHT!

    Of course some may find pressure washing challenging...I dunno :waving:.

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