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Testing Cost - eaadams - 06-06-2012 07:25 PM
What do you all find testing costing?
I just did a proposal for a customer and independent testing from five companies ran between $100 - $350 per RH & Ph test.
They vary widely by the tester and geographic location ($90 / hr travel). Some savings on larger projects but I am amazed they don't all come in closer together. None of the testers provide reports with advise just the numbers. They just test and are done.
RE: Testing Cost - Ernesto - 06-07-2012 05:59 PM
I'm kinda in the middle there, advice is extra, to many variables there. Everyone knows what they (sensors) cost, your time is valuable and everyones time/cost is different.
RE: Testing Cost - CCR - 06-10-2012 04:21 AM
My pricing is based on sensor price, time it takes to place each, plus travel distance radius from office for two mobilizations: 30 miles; 30-75; 75-150. Anything over 150 I have to quote based on actual expenses including per diem for hotel and meals if needed. Seems to work for me. In the end, I believe my prices are competitive and very reasonable for the region I cover.
RE: Testing Cost - CC Solutions - 06-12-2012 10:39 AM
I get between $80 and $125 per test. Small jobs may want just 3 tests, and I charge $125. I lose money because I include travel, installation, initial and 72 hour reading, and a complete report.
Larger jobs are around $80 each. PH is included.
RE: Testing Cost - CCR - 06-13-2012 05:14 PM
My base price is $340 for 3 done locally. May seem a bit high, but small testing jobs can be financial killers, and my prices drop dramatically once the number of sensors increases. I have spent considerable time figuring my raw costs for sensors, fuel, and my time. And sometimes, jobsites are not the easiest places to provide our services. Bottom line... I provide expertise, experience and my reporting is thorough, with reports always submitted within 24 hours. And last, I gotta eat! In the end, my tests average in the $75 - $95 range.
Good thing I supplement my income with leveling and concrete retoration work. I typically stay away from installing moisture mitigation systems resulting from testing jobs...just think it's a conflict of interest.
RE: Testing Cost - CC Solutions - 06-13-2012 06:46 PM
Your costs and mine are very similar.
RE: Testing Cost - eaadams - 06-14-2012 10:19 AM
Well you all are way less than what it costs me in California. Double digit % low.
RE: Testing Cost - CC Solutions - 06-14-2012 10:45 AM
Why is that?
Do you get more than $8 an hour for your time?
RE: Testing Cost - CCR - 06-14-2012 05:49 PM
Gas price killin you?
Seriously, I'm not surprised. But the midwest and surrounding areas are simply less expensive to live and do business in. As affordable I believe I am, GCs still beat me up occaisionally, and flooring contractors do a lot of their own testing because they're just cheap. Most just place a few sensors (usually incorrectly), with no regard to ASTM standards and adhesive or flooring manufacturer requirements for warranties. It just astounds me
RE: Testing Cost - CC Solutions - 06-14-2012 07:37 PM
Where did I just read where a guy was giving advice and told someone to put their probes in at 20% depth because the concrete was not on the ground.....
Was that on this forum????