I do not see that it matters. Here when we have snow people some times people pay five times what it should cost. When people want out they pay whatever it takes. When I plow I charge some times $1500 for a day with my skidsteer. Two or three days later I charge maybe $700 after 5 to 8 days later $450. Of course I go to the customers that tell me cost does not matter first. That is what you would do. Get a snow blower and find some willing person to come over and clear you out for maybe $200 or $300 for a day. ThanksI don't have the equipment to move my own snow when it gets to 6" and blowing and drifting to 4 tall, 200ft drive, what's fair to dig me out?
Took me and my son almost six hrs to shovel and hand scoop this mess out on Monday morning. Wish my snowblower didn't break down last week.It really depends on you set things up. Like lawn mowing, you can call to have it done one time or you can set up a contract to have it done all year weather it snows or not. A one-time charge, depending on the amount of snow and equipment required, could get pricy. One if the biggest problems with contract snow removal is everybody wants their driveway done at the same time, right as the last flake falls out of the sky.
Six inches of snow on a 200ft drive is nothing. A snow shovel, your neighbors kid and $100 bill should solve it in no time.
A roof over his head and food at the table.My neighbor's teenage son forgot to dig out the snow in front of his dad's driveway last week. This afternoon I saw the boy using a big pick and a sledge, hammering away at the ice that was over a foot tall and 20 feet wide. The snow decided to freeze and of course, they drove over it dozens of times.
What do you think Dad was paying him to finally remove the rock-hard chunks?
A roof over his head and food at the table.
Least that's what my Dad paid.
I took a paycheck job at 15 (earliest you can in Maine). My Dad was fine with me not doing some of the stuff at home since I was "earning a living", vs just doing "nothing" at home.
Should've planned your trip up north in int winter. You can shovel here until your heart is content.When my kids work on splitting firewood for the home, they don't get paid, but when they do it for wood I sell, they do.
Unfortunately we don't get much snow here. I love to shovel snow, and we live on a corner lot. City took out one of the sidewalks in my yard to expand the road, so now I have even less sidewalk to shovel.
Tried shoveling my neighbor's sidewalk once, and she shooed me away - didn't want to get sued in case someone slipped.
We had a huge yard growing up - enough for a small ball field on which we played all the time. But mowing it with a push mower was not easy, so mom paid us $20 each time - an enormous amount. My dad would rush home from work to do it himself so he wouldn't have to pay us!
Of course, after we all left home he bought a riding mower.
This year they are getting a lot of snow. We kids bought him a snowblower a couple years ago, and he's really getting it's use. Just about every day for the past 2 weeks.
And I'm stuck here with no snow. But we're supposed to get some tonight! Yay!
Sounds like you need some snow fence. It varies by location and annual snowfall. My contracts all say 4 inches to a foot, one price. Over 1 foot, less than 2 ft, double. Over 3 ft, negotiated. If you called me only when you couldn’t get out and I had to deal with frozen ruts and ice you’d be out of luck. I wouldn’t come.I don't have the equipment to move my own snow when it gets to 6" and blowing and drifting to 4 tall, 200ft drive, what's fair to dig me out?