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Unread 09-30-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
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Tile removal

I'm having a demo company bid removal of a double layer of tile in one of my customers house, they want to charge double for the removal. Does this sound right to you all? I know it will be a more labor to take up 2 layers but they're using a machine that will take most up the tile all at once and they will be jack hammering some of the smaller area's. It just doesn't seem like it should be a double charge to me.
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Unread 09-30-2015, 07:23 PM   #2
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Erik, it sounds like you're basing your budget on their professed standard price, but this kind should usually be a bid job. It's worth exactly as much as you'll actually pay. You should be getting other local bids and comparing them. There is no such thing as a "fair" price in this context. It's worth what they can get, and if you don't shop around, then they can get a lot.

edit: with that kind of pricing you could afford to get a fancy vac & demo hammer, and hire a couple helpers to do the demo and still come out ahead!
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Very true, I should do it myself. Getting kinda of lazy in my old age.

I have worked with this company before and we even give referrals for each others work, so it kinda makes it tough.
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Tell them their bid put your total bid to the customer over budget to where you will lose money, and give them the option to bid less or you both lose the job.
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Unread 09-30-2015, 10:34 PM   #5
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The machine may be removing the tile, but they are carrying out and disposing of twice as much. 1.5 times the regular rate, but not double.
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That's what I was thinking too Don and Mike.
Thank you!
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Unread 10-01-2015, 08:14 PM   #7
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Depending on the scraper it may not be able to pull both layers at once. They most likely will have to remove one layer at a time unless the grout joints transfer through and both layers and the tiles are the exact same size or smaller on the top layer. They will have only one layer of thin set to grind though.
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Higher a day laborer. In Oregon cost about $20hr the company takes care of wc and ins so you don't have to worry about it.. Rent demo hammer if you don't have one. Have them demo and remove for you. Just tell them what you want done just like any other employee.
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