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November 11, 2020

The cost of plowing your commercial parking lot will depend upon a number of factors; however, on average, the cost of commercial parking lot plowing is $138.80 per hour (low = $40.00 and high = $237.50). Keep in mind that sanding and salting may cost extra. Take a look at our Snow Removal Cost Report which will provide you some estimated prices in your local area.

Here are some items that will factor into the cost of your project:

1. The size of your parking lot. The contractor will likely base their fee on the amount of time it will take to accomplish the job. The more surface area to plow, the higher the fee.

2. Do you want the parking lot treated with sand or salt? Sanding and salting may cost extra. Be sure to coordinate with the contractor in advance if you have concerns about children or pets or you require organic materials. There may or may not be an extra charge for alternative materials.

3. Do you want the lot cleared after a specific amount of snow, or do you want the contractor to wait until it stops snowing? The contractor’s fee may include repeated plowing after every so many inches of snow. This is often cost effective for the contractor because they are able to plow faster than if they simply wait for the total accumulation.

4. Do you need the snow removed or melted? The cost for snow plowing usually covers the labor for pushing the snow to the edges of the parking lot which may render some of the parking spaces unusable. There will be an additional cost if you require the snow be hauled away or melted.

5. Is there a cost benefit to pre-placing reflectors or snow markers? Gauging the area of the parking lot is often difficult without markers or reflectors. If the contractor is charging by the hour, the job may take longer if the contractor is slowed because the outline of the parking lot is not marked.

6. Do you have a snow removal contract? It is often more cost effective to have a seasonal contract for parking lot snow removal rather than simply calling the contractor on an “as needed basis.”

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