Professional Snow Removal

From plowing parking lots and shoveling sidewalks to using new applications like liquid de-icer, Legacy Landscaping has a team of skilled and careful operators who can take your property from frozen to friendly.

Snow Removal & Maintenance

Parking Lot Plowing

Salt & Sand Application

Sidewalk Shoveling

Snow Piling & Haul Away

Liquid De-Icer Application

De-icer can easily be applied on all sidewalks, stairs and entire parking lots. Like salt, this keeps these areas ice free and prevents snow from ever bonding with the pavement. However, it takes A LOT of granular salt to maintain it for a whole parking lot. For small snow falls, the de-icer simply melts the snow away and the surface area is just wet and safe from slipping.

Did you know? Liquid De-icer products can be effective to temperatures as low as -25º F and are less corrosive to plant matter and concrete.

Advantages

While salt is typically spread AFTER a storm hits. Liquid products can be effectively sprayed as much as A WEEK BEFORE a storm because liquids go into the pores of the road and won’t be thrown from the road due to activity and removal.

As much as 80% of salt and sand is thrown from the road and wasted. When applied before a storm, the chemicals are under the snow and ice preventing ice from forming a bond with the surface. If plowing is required, the work is made easier as only slush (rather than hard pack snow and ice) will remain. Salt is highly corrosive and harmful to vegetation. Liquid products can be much less harmful and easier maintenance means less damage, saving time and money.

Reduced material costs

Numerous studies have shown using liquids for ice control can be very cost effective. One of the best tests we have seen was done by the state of Idaho on route 12 which compared the costs for three years of using granular vs 3 years of liquids. They found a 65% reduction in material costs.

Reduced labor

Liquids can reduce labor costs. Not only do they apply faster but they can be applied up to a week before a storm where granular materials must be applied after a storm. That means that instead of the crew working long grueling hours after a storm hits the material can be applied at a more leisurely pace and a convenient time well ahead of the storm. The state of Idaho tests showed a 62% reduction in labor costs using liquids for ice control.

Improved results

Because liquids are usually applied before a storm when a large snowfall occurs the liquids will prevent the snow and ice from bonding to the pavement. If plowing is necessary it will plow clean leaving only a layer of slush rather than the hard pack that is common when plowing untreated areas. The roads and parking lots are safer for users. Tests that were done by the state of Idaho tests show an 85% reduction in accidents using liquids.

Less downtime

Liquids go further. Most liquid materials are applied at a rate of 30-40 gallons per lane mile or acre of parking lot. That means that even a 300 gallon liquid ice control unit will do 8-10 acres of parking lot or 8-10 lane miles on one filling. The result is less trips back to refill.

More effective

Liquids are available that work at a wider range of temperatures than salt. Liquids can start working immediately. Rock salt usually works best once traffic has passed over it for a while. Traffic often throws rock salt away from the area it is needed on. Liquids stay in place better.

More versatile

Using a hose you can quickly and easily do walks, steps and even the areas between parked cars that are hard to do any other way.

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