Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

Pressure Washing Concrete


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-13-2009, 11:09 AM
winkie61 winkie61 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fayetteville,NC
Posts: 54
Rep Power: 7
winkie61 is on a distinguished road
Smile Pressure Washing Concrete

Price on Pressure Washing I would like to know how much is the average charge per Sq Ft for cleaning a concrete Driveway. Please Help Anyone out there. I'm just implementing this service into my business and I need the help.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 11-13-2009, 05:17 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
How long would it take you compared to your other pressure washing services?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-01-2010, 07:10 AM
winkie61 winkie61 is offline
Members
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fayetteville,NC
Posts: 54
Rep Power: 7
winkie61 is on a distinguished road
Question

Hi Steve, I have a pressure washing job of a driveway that is 525 Sq Ft can you nor anyone else help me with this bid? What to charge per sq ft?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-01-2010, 08:47 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winkie61 View Post
Hi Steve, I have a pressure washing job of a driveway that is 525 Sq Ft can you nor anyone else help me with this bid? What to charge per sq ft?
We charge $35.00 an hour plus the cost of the solution, impossible to give an exact number without an image to see how rough a shape it is in, one driveway this size may take a hour while another 4 hours if there are a lot of stains and oil spills.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-01-2010, 08:54 AM
Gotalgae Gotalgae is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 7
Gotalgae is on a distinguished road
Default

Depends on the method you use to clean it. I use surface cleaners and if it is pretty straight forward dirt and algae I charge around $60 for something that size. If it has bad oil or rust then it goes way up in cost.
__________________
Nick Wood
info@cleankissimmee.com
www.cleankissimmee.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-01-2010, 10:23 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 37,925
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
I use surface cleaners and if it is pretty straight forward dirt and algae I charge around $60 for something that size.
Do you try and shoot for a $60 an hour charge?

Quote:
If it has bad oil or rust then it goes way up in cost.
How do you suggest going about pricing such jobs and do you make any guarantees of how it will look afterwards?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-01-2010, 11:07 AM
picframer's Avatar
picframer picframer is offline
Andy
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,885
Rep Power: 11
picframer will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Do you try and shoot for a $60 an hour charge?


How do you suggest going about pricing such jobs and do you make any guarantees of how it will look afterwards?
Generally speaking I can look at siding, deck, driveway etc. and simply say Steve that will be $xx.xx. However there are times especially decks when the customer wants the paint removed, I will simply state $35.00 an hour, even at this I almost triple my expense cost as this is the lowest paying position I have.

There are no guarantees, if we start (happened once) and we can't do a satisfactory job, we stop and talk to the owner, the case wheree it didn't work is the client bad black mold on their vinyl siding, the mold had actually eaten into the siding, it was impossible to get it off.

We would never use bleech in the sprayers as it will ruin them however I tried a bit of bleech, a mold remover product and Simple Green siding wash, we were able to get around 60%, in this case the owner looked and said just do what you can.
__________________
Andy
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pressure washing winkie61 Community Assistance 4 11-11-2009 03:27 PM
Pressure washing winkie61 General Talk 5 11-11-2009 10:32 AM
Pressure Washing - Another Idea picframer General Talk 10 06-10-2009 08:12 PM
Pressure Washing picframer General Talk 17 05-24-2009 04:25 PM
Bidding pressure washing? jawwells Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 6 04-03-2008 05:53 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Having an issue with...
Mr. Mow
04-27-2016 03:58 PM
Yesterday 05:04 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
2 77
Hello From Virginia
JJand M Lawncare
04-25-2016 01:02 PM
04-27-2016 05:20 PM
by Steve
5 105
Hello from Calgary
Freshcut
04-22-2016 06:10 PM
04-25-2016 05:46 PM
by Freshcut
2 101
knowledge is Key
Greg'slawnandlandscape
04-23-2016 02:23 AM
04-25-2016 02:40 PM
by Steve
2 100
Echo Bed Redefiner...
NPM_LLC
04-12-2016 10:54 AM
04-22-2016 06:15 PM
by Freshcut
4 297
Has anyone done a garden?
Brian3137
03-28-2016 10:42 AM
04-22-2016 04:42 PM
by biglee
13 9,722
What would you charge?
markty
04-18-2016 03:28 PM
04-22-2016 09:01 AM
by chris2500hd
6 248
Replaced Mower Engine
Sprinkler Buddy
04-15-2016 06:21 AM
04-19-2016 11:03 AM
by Sprinkler Buddy
6 241
Hello from Oklahoma
Ron Hall
03-24-2016 06:59 PM
04-16-2016 03:51 AM
by Ron Hall
9 9,444
Laying down some stripes
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:55 PM
04-14-2016 11:55 PM
by Steve
3 314
Find out what business...
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:58 PM
04-13-2016 12:32 PM
by MATTNAPIER89
2 270
Hello my name is Matt
MATTNAPIER89
04-11-2016 09:46 PM
04-13-2016 12:58 AM
by Steve
1 221
How to drop some...
nickeckes
04-11-2016 01:07 AM
04-12-2016 05:22 PM
by Steve
4 302
Trash Receptacle for a...
tannerduncan
04-12-2016 05:02 PM
04-12-2016 05:19 PM
by Steve
1 201
Small Project Lawn
tannerduncan
03-31-2016 08:21 PM
04-12-2016 05:16 PM
by Steve
7 9,328
Please Help! Bidding...
Dorali
02-15-2016 12:02 PM
04-06-2016 01:08 AM
by Steve
36 12,989
Hello
pbcleff
04-05-2016 07:45 PM
04-06-2016 12:35 AM
by Steve
1 394
Hello
llewelwa
03-18-2016 12:47 AM
04-05-2016 12:14 AM
by Steve
3 9,313
Poop and Scooping
llewelwa
04-01-2016 05:48 PM
04-05-2016 12:08 AM
by Steve
1 9,103
help with sole...
greenbuds
03-24-2016 12:21 PM
04-04-2016 05:33 PM
by WarriorLandscapingCAN
2 9,267
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:40 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy