Winter Sidewalk Management
Preparing for Denver’s Snow Storms
Planning for Sidewalk Clearing
Sidewalk surfaces become hazardous when ice forms under built-up snow. Since the ice is harder to deal with than the snow is, our crews will work to keep it from attaching to the pavement in the first place. We will use anti-icing agents that have been formulated for just that purpose. We will coat the surfaces of your walks well before a storm hits, so they will be most resistant to the onset.
An exceptionally fast-moving, heavy snowstorm can mean that ice and snow may accumulate on pavements, despite our preventative treatment. When this happens our goal changes from resistance to removal. We have deicers that work well, even in sub-zero temperatures. Our experienced crew members will consider the thickness of the ice formation and the thermometer readings when deciding how much deicer to apply.
SMS is conscious of the environment. We use eco-friendly products in our snow and ice removal programs. Salt-free, organic materials are less corrosive to pavements and eliminate the residue that can be harmful to landscape borders and grasses. Salt and sand compounds can stick to shoes and boots, and be tracked into office buildings adding to the normal wear and tear and lessening the lifespan of carpets and flooring. Non-toxic, odor free liquids are more manageable.
Experienced Sidewalk Management
Once we meet with you to evaluate your needs and formulate a plan that you can be confident in, we will immediately begin our maintenance services, which will include 24-hour weather monitoring. You won’t have to call us every time the forecast calls for a significant snow event. You can be assured that we will have our crews and equipment dispatched to your site asap, and we will communicate our progression to you, throughout the storm.
If you have sidewalks that need some attention during the winter months, please let us know.