Driveway Clean + Sealing

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  1. johnny bravo

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    what is the average price of a driveway clean and have it sealed. per sq metre, would matt be best.
     
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  2. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I have no idea....
     
  3. johnny bravo

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    some sites are charging £6 sq2, clean-resand-seal
     
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    when you buy say resiblock at 200 odd squid per 25ltr and takes 76ltr to do approx 105 m2 with two coats now you can see why I don't offer to seal driveways :Image13:
    You do the maths and thats not including labour cost etc :Image16:
     
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    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    exactly why i dont do it either, the cheaper ones arnt worth bothering with well the ones ive come across arnt
     
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    Indeed jimbob as seems more hassle than it's worth especialy in our british cliamate as can imagine it's a nightmare to schedule in to be done..

    I find it bad enough when ppl ask to have their block paving re-sanded after cleaning as blocks and subase needs to be dry before you arrange to do the re-sanding on a dry day.
     
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    jimbob Well-Known Member
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    il do the resanding but just tell them that it needs a few days to dry out then i pop back one afternoon when ive finished but ive been lucky really as i only do the odd one here n there and all been driveways so no need to get access
     
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    I've wised up now so split the cost and get paid in two parts as then get paid for cleaning on the day so if I can't get back for a week or so due to bad weather I'm not owed loads of dosh. :Image9:
     
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    theres a company called savingpaving i accidently come across offering a clean+ resand + sealant @ £6 they are based in London and serving the south east.
    surelly thats too cheap. unless its to get people to contact them, hook line and sinker.
    have a look online
     
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    I don't offer sealing.
    Cost of materials puts me and customers off. Cheap sealants can become a problem with flaking and fading quite soon and you could get complaints/call backs. Also I've spoke to some suppliers and some sealants can become lethal if its covered in snow or ice.
    I did price my jobs on per m2 in the past, now I don't need ( can't be bothered ) to measure, I try and price on time and problems...outside tap, drainage ( my biggest headache ) access, chemicals needed etc.
     
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