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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Question

I have been asked on several occasions to bid on scrubbing concrete warehouse floors. I need help and feedback on successfully submitting a price per square foot.


Answer

A successful price for this work will depend on two things.
1) Your expenses in getting it done.
2) Your desired profit above and beyond those expenses, which includes your personal payout for your time and labor, or management, if you have employees doing the actual work.
Now, you need to determine what you have to work with and what needs to be done. Are you using a 16 inch rotary or do you have an autoscrubber? What is the floor's condition? Will you need several passes, or is the soiling light? Are power and water sources nearby or is this a remote location?
How much flooring is involved? How fast can you do the work?
Answer those questions about production time and you can move on to your labor and related costs, as well as put a price on your oversight of the work.

Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX Editor
lekrafft@juno.com