driveway snow removal

5 Tips For Preparing Your Driveway for Snow Removal

Winter snow removal services are so vital not just for businesses that wish to remain open, but for homeowners who need access to their driveway during the colder months.

At Earth Development, we have more than 20 years of experience providing reliable snow removal services in Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and beyond. We aim not just to provide the best snow removal services at prices we can afford, but also some key advice that everybody can take on board.

Whether you access our services or not – and we hope you do! – the following five steps will help you prepare your driveway for snow removal. This minimizes the impact of the snow and means snow removal experts may be able to get the job done for you a little more quickly.

Start Preparing Before Snow Arrives

One of the first pieces of advice we offer people is to prepare for snow before it arrives. We do this with our seasonal plans, providing pre-emptive deicing treatments before snowfall and storms arrive.

spread salt on driveway

You can take pre-emptive action by spreading salt if you have any, which will minimize ice formation on your driveway and make it harder for the snow to bond to the ground. It makes the snow removal process much easier, especially if our snow removal team hasn’t previously attended your property.

Move Cars and Obstacles

The second thing to remember is to move all cars and obstacles out of the way. Our snow removal team will utilize a variety of tools and machinery to clear your driveway, with shovels for smaller spaces and even snowblowers and larger tools for big driveways and parking lots.

Be sure to move your cars before our workmen arrive, allowing us to access the entirety of your driveway surface for snow removal and deicing agent application.

You should also look out for other obstacles, especially items that could be trip hazards. If snow blankets unexpected items on your driveway it could cause an accident or impact the ability of snow removal tools to effectively clear the way.

What To Do If the Snow Already Arrived

If the snow has already arrived and you want to ensure a professional snow removal team can get the job done as quickly as possible, there are a couple of options for you to consider.

Use A Snowblower

If you own a snowblower, this machinery can be great for removing early layers of snow and preventing it from bonding with the ground. Should you get to the snow early enough, you’ll make it much easier to clear the driveway and avoid a nasty build-up of ice.

removing snow with snowblower

Use A Shovel

If all else fails, don’t forget about the handy shovel! It’s a simple tool and while it can be tiresome to clear an entire driveway using it, you can rely on the Earth Development team to do that for you.

If you’d like to get a head start on your driveway and prevent the snow from bonding with the ground, simply use a shovel to clear the ground on the onset of snowfall.

Earth Development Has Your Back

Whether you’re able to take preventative action or not, Earth Development has your back this winter. We perform preventative maintenance treatments, helping you stay on top of ice and snow this winter. We’ll attend your property before, during, and after weather events to keep your driveway in use even during the snow.

For a free quote or to find out more about our services, don’t hesitate to contact the Earth Development team! A friendly expert will be happy to walk you through the options available to you and even give you a free, no-obligation quote.