Winter work

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by MIKE72K, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. MIKE72K

    MIKE72K LawnSite Member
    Messages: 23

    Do any of you work through most of the winter if not all winter on hardscape.
    If only part of the winter, how long into winter.


  2. CountryLC

    CountryLC LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 12

    Usually a week or so before Christmas, It really depends on if the grounds frozen and if theres snow.
  3. amscapes03

    amscapes03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    The past 3 years i've worked almost year round. I've been fortunate enough to have customers who'll let me come and do the prep work before the ground freezes. I cover the base work/work in progress with insulated tarps. The work days are shorter than normal, and there's always lost time due to shoveling out the job site. When it's really cold i start around 9 and begin to wrap up around 3:30. I'll take the hot coffee, construction heater, layered clothing and freezing temps any day over the honey-do list that never ends, and is always waiting for me.
  4. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    I shut down for 6 weeks and towed my Bobcat back home to the farm. I'll do similar this year but not as long since I'm carrying a salaried employee. He's also from back home so that works out good with projects to take care of on the farm.

    In the future I'm going to get into remodeling. I just purchased a property of my own and the following winters I plan to pull equity, buy a foreclosure, remodel/repair and put it on the market..........flip it. The sale will count for my winter income, we have construction experience.........makes sense and its not cold inside.

    Oh yeah, we plow too.

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