Here Are Some Considerations To Help You Plan For This Winter's Snow Removal

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Whether you want to admit it or not, winter is on its way and has already arrived in several parts of the country. It is always smart to be prepared, especially for something as serious as winter weather and its dangerous conditions. Use the following recommendations to get yourself prepared to tackle the upcoming snowfall and ice on your property that will come with the winter conditions in your area.

Equipment Inspection

Having the right equipment to handle any type of winter weather is essential, especially having it early on. You might realize you don't have the right snow shovel for the first snowfall, for example, and realize all the snow shovels are sold out in your area. Take some time to pull out your stored snow shovel to make sure it is up to the task. Look at the snow shovel's blade edge, or scraping edge, to inspect for any cracks, chips, and other damage that could cause it to break on you during shoveling.

Also, make sure you have a supply of ice melt products available. Ice melt is one of the first things you will need when encountering an early morning snowstorm. After you have shoveled the snow before heading to work in the morning, for example, sprinkle some ice melt over your front walkway and on the steps to prevent ice formation during the day and later when the temperature drops down.

Pavement Protection

Even before the first hard freeze occurs in your area, you should take some time to look at your property's pavement to ensure it is ready to handle ice and freezing temperatures. Pavement that contains cracks and other damage that has not been repaired is at risk of further deterioration from freeze-thaw cycles.

Complete repairs to your asphalt surface by filling cracks and holes with the right type of asphalt filler. Then, you can hire a pavement seal coating company to provide further barrier protection to the area to keep moisture from seeping into small cracks where it will freeze. 

Talk to your snow removal professional about installing pavement markers to help them when plowing your driveway or parking area. When the snow is deep upon your property, it can be difficult for a snow removal service to see where your pavement ends and your landscaping begins. You can install marker posts or stakes that mark your pavement and landscaping boundaries to protect your landscaping and property but to receive full snow removal benefits.

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