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Professional Snow Removal Services Designed For Any Type Of Business

Operating the various aspects of your business can be challenging enough as it is and worrying about the outdoor maintenance of your buildings can make things even more challenging.

If you have multiple properties that need routine maintenance during the winter months, AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN can assist you with consolidating the services you require and reducing the stress of contracting them all individually. 

Our years of experience servicing commercial properties throughout the United States and superior commitment to customer service make us the ideal candidate for your outdoor maintenance needs.

When winter weather throws a punch, AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN is your reliable national commercial snow removal services partner to keep your properties on their feet. AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN has a dedicated team of in-house snow removal experts managing a national portfolio that provides access to a nationwide network of 7,500 service providers that deliver professional commercial snowplow services.

 We have the operational controls, technology, crews, and equipment needed to keep your properties clear of snow and ice, operational, and safe all winter long.

Having high-quality equipment, professional in-house teams, and systems are critical to success. AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN takes it further with advanced planning and development of snow response plans. Our combination of this unique process with our professional, agile, and readily available crews ensure that we provide best in class service.

At AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN, we have been Michiganders for all of our lives. We have seen many winters, and it seems that each winter season somehow comes with more snow than the year before! With this being said, we all know the time of year where it gets a bit more difficult to drive around and get where you need to be. Customers and employees have to make more effort to get to your business, so when they do arrive, having a snow-covered parking lot is not something that is very welcoming.

Snow Removal Services That Match Your Needs

Commercial snow removal services require different approaches that are unique to each property. Smaller lots may need deicing with ice melt applied with a drop spreader instead of a broadcast spreader. Facilities with limited parking may need snow relocation services. Our team of experts work collaboratively to execute a plan that is optimal from a cost and operational standpoint for each site. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the safety of your employees, tenants, and guests all winter long.

Efficiency Through Technology

At AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN we use our technology platform, Atlas, to drive efficiency and communication with our vendor network and our clients. All location information, work order history, schedules, site visits, and pricing information is stored here. This becomes part of the site record and plan for each location and assists in driving decisions about future site activities. All snow removal partners utilize mobile technology in the field to provide photos and work verification. All information is stored at the site level allowing for detailed historical information to be used in year to year decision making.

Regular Communication

Keeping our clients up to date about approaching and active winter weather is a key tenant of the AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN program. Our experience has shown that constant communication is of high value. Our communication plan begins ahead of weather events, with real time updates on storm paths. As the event unfolds our clients are kept informed with regular status calls and reports. With AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN, our clients are never kept in the dark about what is happening within their portfolio.

Early Storm Response

When winter storms roll through, action and execution are the names of the game. The AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN team subscribes to weather forecasting services and keeps our clients informed of upcoming storms. Properties are pre-treated to ensure the safety and security of tenants and customers before, during, and after winter storms. This approach keeps property owners protected from potential liability. This also minimizes property downtime and allows our clients to safely welcome employees, customers, and tenants into their location.

Nationwide Service Providers

AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN provides national snow removal services through our network of over 7,500 service providers.  All AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN service providers are fully vetted, operating under stringent insurance standard, and adherence to AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN standards of quality.

Economic Benefit of National Snow Removal Solution

Managing individual local service contracts for hundreds or thousands of locations is tedious, time consuming and costly.  It is difficult to maintain consistent service levels and is challenging for local facility or operational staff to manage. AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN manages thousands of locations nationally and leverages our size and scale for optimal pricing, terms, and results.  Put the power of scale to use when it comes to winter planning  and letting the experts at AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN review your portfolio. Click here to get started.

Commercial Snow Removal Services

Regardless of the season, we’ll ensure that your properties receive the services that you need. The winter requires, perhaps the most attention of all – snow and ice removal and other preventative measures. Businesses in nearly every region of the country are impacted by some kind of winter weather. Those rough months can have a big impact on your company’s ability to operate successfully. The inclement conditions may prevent people from going shopping, causing a dip in your profits. In the worst-case scenario, it could cause accidents or damage that you’re liable for.

Our snow and ice removal services will efficiently keep your business and property safe for your customers, clients, vendors, and employees, allowing you to get on with business as usual.

Snow And Ice Management Services

Remediating snow and ice quickly and effectively is imperative to keeping your operations running smoothly during the winter months. Failing to do so during periods of inclement weather could result in a number of negative outcomes.

Failing to plow your sidewalks and parking lots properly could result in damage or prevent vendors, customers, clients, and employees from accessing the building or property.

Commercial Sidewalk Shoveling Services

Have you ever had to shovel 2 miles of side walk? This is another critical aspect of snow and ice removal services. Keeping your property’s sidewalks clear sends the message that you care about the safety and wellbeing of the people your business interacts with.

Find out how AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN can take care of your sidewalks, so your visitors will find it safe and easily accessible, allowing them to move about your property confidently.

What is included in Our Commercial Ice Control and Removal Plans?

Throughout the country, winters can be quite brutal. But this fact shouldn’t affect your company’s business or, more perhaps more importantly, the safety of your customers, clients and employees. We’ll work tirelessly to provide the best service possible to meet your requirements and budget.  We’ll gladly take on any project, from expansive business parks to brick-and-mortar restaurants.  We are committed to delivering exceptional service.

Here are just a few of the services that we offer:

Snow Hauling:  We know that busy winters can often result in snow gradually building up to large unsightly mounds that take up large swathes of your property. That’s why we provide snow-hauling services to clear your lots so that customers can park and walk freely.

Deicing Treatments: Freezing temperatures can quickly turn a winter wonderland into a frozen nightmare, often overnight. An employee or customer being injured can lead not only to a guilty conscience but also a nasty lawsuit. We will arrange the quick and effective application of rock salt and other fast-acting devices to clear up your parking lots and walkways.

Snow Plowing and Shoveling: When the next big snowstorm hits your area, don’t let it affect your business hours of operation or accessibility. Our crews will plow your parking lot and other open spaces and shovel your walkways and sidewalks to ensure that everyone can keep moving freely and safely.

24/7 Emergency Service: Bad weather can often leave you with little time to react and prepare effectively. Don’t get left scrambling for the best option in the final hour. Our experienced staff will offer their expertise to help you get the job done right.

You Can Trust AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN With All Your Commercial Snow And Ice Removal Services

Don’t let miscommunication or unreliable service leave your business out in the cold. We’re proud to be your go-to-provider for commercial ice control services and offer years of successful experience. Contact us today to discuss your best course of action and we’ll start developing a comprehensive plan together today.

Our team at AONE SNOW REMOVAL LINCOLN has more than 30 years of industry experience with the expertise and commitment to handle every aspect of your grounds management needs. We will give your properties the best possible care, no matter how complicated the situation may be.

Our Services:

  • Pre Storm Treatments
  • Snow Plowing
  • Snow Removal
  • Snow Pushes
  • Salting
  • Ice Management
  • Sidewalk Care
  • Snow Blowing
  • Post Storm Maintenance
  • Slush Removal
  • Roof & Structure Care
  • 24/7 Emergency Services

General Snow Facts:

  • The Town starts to plow when snow accumulates over 6 cm
  • First snow response is to salt the roads and takes four to five hours to complete the Town
  • Takes approximately 8-10 hours to plow/clear the Town; 12 hours and longer, if snow continues to fall
  • Priority/designated roads are completed first – These are major routes for traffic and emergency vehicles
  • There are over 250 Courts in town that require special small plow to clear
  • There are 12 snow plow routes; 7 Town owned and operated trucks and 5 contracted trucks – dump trucks are equipped with front plow/wings and salting units
  • There are 21 Parks Staff that work during snow period
  • There are 9 sidewalk plows
  • The Town plows sidewalks on all primary roads and along school routes, as much as possible.
  • Pathways into parks are not cleared by Parks and Property, Fairy Lake and Tom Taylor Trail are the only two exceptions
  • Walkways will be cleared as Priority 2 into Parks, on school routes and walkways between streets.
  • Brown mailboxes (usually in newer subdivisions) are cleared by Canada Post
  • Bus shelters and stops are the responsibility of York Region Transit
  • Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks fronting and abutting their properties.

How to Choose a Snow-Removal Service

The first time someone plowed my driveway, the plow blade struck the edge of a whiskey barrel planter tucked at the end of a perennial bed. The driver was backing out of the driveway and unaware as the plow blade yanked the barrel up. As the snowplow drove off, the whiskey barrel rolled down the freshly-cleared driveway. Shepherding that frozen-solid whiskey barrel back into place sent me scrambling for a snow shovel the rest of that winter.

Avoid that kind of snow removal mishap by learning how to choose a good, reliable snow removal service. Kris Holland, owner of Black River Landscape Management in Randolph, New Jersey, provides full-time winter snow removal and ice treatment for many homeowners. “It takes time to find the right person to handle your snow removal,” he says. “The number one question to ask is whether snow removal is a main part of the business or just something done on the side.”

Holland points out that when a company focuses on snow removal as a full-time seasonal business, they have the right equipment and enough personnel to handle anything Mother Nature whips up — from a picturesque snowfall to an ice-laden snowmageddon event. Take the guesswork out of choosing a snow removal service with these tips from a snow professional.

Tips for Choosing a Snow Removal Service

Start early. It’s never too soon to start shopping for snow removal. Holland suggests starting the search as soon as it’s on your mind. If your lawn care provider offers snow removal, it’s worth asking about it well before snow season arrives. If you wait until there’s snow in the forecast, and you might find yourself last on the list to get plowed.

Get multiple estimates. Check with more than one company to compare prices and services. It’s important to ask enough questions so you understand exactly what services the estimate covers, Holland says. Does the company only remove snow or do they also treat ice? Do they clear sidewalks, including public ones? Every service is different, and asking questions is the only way to get the full picture of what to expect.

Ask for references. Take time to call a few reference names to learn more about the snow removal service. Visit with neighbors to discover companies that already work in your neighborhood. Ask about reliability, the timing of snow removal and any potential issues they might have encountered in dealing with particular snow removal companies.

Understand pricing. Most snow removal services price according to driveway length and how challenging it is to remove snow from that space. Some companies charge one set price for the season — no matter how often they push snow at your home. Others will base prices on snowfall totals, charging one fee up to a certain snow depth and adding extra fees for each inch of snow over. Companies may or may not charge extra for treating ice and sidewalks. Be sure to ask about payment options.

Ask about personnel. “Ask if the firm uses subcontractors,” Holland says. “Generally you get the best results with owner-operators who actually remove the snow because they have a vested interest to keep you — the customer — happy,” he says. “Sub-contractors often focus on speed and doing as much as they can as quickly as they can. They’re after today’s paycheck, not your long-term business.” You also want to be sure they have enough people available to cover long shifts that follow major snowstorms.

Check out equipment. As you discover where a company is willing to deal with snow (driveway, public sidewalk, entry walk, etc.), don’t forget to ask about the equipment that does the work. “Make sure equipment looks well-maintained and efficient for the job at hand,” Holland says. This is vitally important if you’re paying by the hour and workers show up with snow shovels. Make sure they have the right kind of trucks that can navigate unplowed streets to get to your house.

Define the process. Review the basics of what to expect when the snow flies. Do you need to call the company so they know to come? During a heavy snowstorm, will they clear your driveway more than once? When they plow, where does the snow go? Work out a plan ahead of time about where snow should be piled. Avoid pushing snow into city streets, where it can block a neighbor’s driveway after municipal plows come through. Some companies offer to mark your driveway edges and any potentially tricky spots with staked reflectors to help guide plow drivers.

Explore liability. Make sure the company carries liability insurance in case there’s any damage to your property. Snowplowing liability insurance is expensive, Holland says, so it’s not something many part-timers can afford to carry.

Sign a contract. A reputable snow removal service typically offers a written contract. Take time to read it and ask questions until you understand it completely. Be sure to ask what happens if you move or decide to cancel your contract. Make sure you understand your obligations.

How to Remove Snow From a Driveway Without a Shovel

Stay ahead of snow accumulation with these simple management techniques that make it possible to clear the white stuff without the use of a shovel. Some of these tips make it easy to melt the snow while you’re away for the day, and others are just straight-up smart ways to manage the downfall if you’re watching it from that cozy spot near the fireplace. A self-propelled snowblower can go a long way, but this time, let’s stop the back-breaking efforts and try these solutions instead.

Treat the Surface With a De-Icer

Regular maintenance done to preventatively prepare the driveway surface for snowfall can go a long way at helping keep the accumulation at bay. Many de-icing products are intended to cure ice buildup and simultaneously make it easier to get through the winter without needing to shovel your driveway. This method works most reliably in geographies that only receive a few inches of snow at a time, rather than in locations where 8” or more a day is the norm.

The New York Landmarks Conservancy warns against certain chemical de-icers that can aggravate masonry and have environmental side effects but adds, “Magnesium chloride is the newest deicing salt. It continues to melt snow and ice until the temperature reaches -13 F. The salt releases 40 percent less chloride into the environment than either rock salt or calcium chloride.”

For extra traction, deicer can be mixed with sand before it’s placed on the driveway or sidewalks.

Pour Hot Water on Snow

Best in instances when temperatures are on the rise, connect a sprayer hose to an indoor hot water spigot. By spraying the snow as it falls, you can eliminate the need to shovel and manage the volume of snow that collects on your driveway. Top with sand to add traction against the ice you may invite.

For extra melting power – or if you don’t have a hot water spigot – fill a garden watering can with hot tap water, a tablespoon of dish soap and 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol. Sprinkle it from the watering can over your driveway (and especially over the packed tracks created by your vehicles as they attempt to travel down the driveway, and at the end of your driveway where plows inevitably dump lots of packed snow). The combination of the ingredients will begin to melt the snow and simultaneously treat underlying ice build-up.

Use a Leaf Blower

If you thought you could pack it away after the fall, you may want to reconsider the uses of a powerful leaf blower. When the snow’s light and fluffy, a leaf blower can effectively blast the snow off your driveway. This works best if you have under 3” of snow. Be sure to repeat the process as the snow continues to fall.

Install a Snow Melting System

If you’re considering replacing or repaving your driveway and snow management is a concern, think about installing an electric or hydronic system to create a heated area beneath the finished surface. Similar to how you would install radiant heat flooring underneath tiles in your home, a heated driveway warms the surface of the driveway from beneath in order to melt snowfall on contact during the winter. Pricing for these systems varies based on the square footage of your driveway, but the cost to tear up and re-pave your driveway is a bigger expense, which is why you would consider doing this install in tandem with the full tear-out.



  • Anti-icing – The application of chemicals to roads before a snow-pavement bond occurs. Anti-icing emphasizes prevention rather than reaction.
  • Pre-treatment – A form of anti-icing where chemicals are applied to the road up to 48 hours before a winter storm to prevent a bond from forming between the pavement and the snow and ice when the storm starts.
  • De-icing – The practice of removing snow or ice once it has bonded to the pavement. This involves plowing and continual application of chemicals and abrasives. Plowing generally begins when an inch or more of snow has accumulated on the road.
  • Pre-wetting – Involves treating the dry de-icing chemicals with liquids before they are applied to the roadway as part of the deicing efforts. This accelerates the activation of the chemicals before they are applied to the road. Pre-wetted chemicals are not typically applied to roads before snow or ice accumulate.


Sodium chloride (salt), magnesium chloride, calcium chloride, calcium magnesium acetate and potassium acetate are chemicals used to prevent and remove snow and ice from roadways. VDOT uses liquid magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and sodium chloride for anti-icing and pre-treatment. Sodium chloride and calcium chloride in dry form are used for de-icing but can be used in some cases for anti-icing,.

Hiring Professional Snow Removal Contractors – Tips, Advice

Need Someone to Plow Your Driveway?

Snow removal services vary by climate, but the basics remain the same. How much snow you get, how often it falls and how long it stays determines what services you’ll need. Whether your regional accumulation is heavy or light, you may want to consider calling a professional for removal.

With 11,500 snow shoveling and removal injuries per year, hiring a professional saves you time and protects your health and wellbeing. This guide answers why you should consider a plowing contractor, what services and tools they use, and tips to get you started.

Why Hire a Professional Snow Removal Service?

Hiring a professional removal service saves you time, hassle and possible injury. Plus, clearing snow costs only $50 to $200 or $350 to $450 for a seasonal contract – that’s cheaper than buying and easier than renting. From simple sidewalk clearing to driveway plowing, letting the pro’s do the job is almost always a better idea.

Sidewalk Clearing

Homeowners in urban areas with just a short length of sidewalk might think that it’s easier and less expensive to simply buy a shovel and do the job themselves rather than hire a professional. Besides the risk of back, shoulder and cardiovascular injuries, there are two reasons the job must be done quickly and thoroughly.

Avoid accidental slips and falls costing you and your insurance company.

Risking fines from the city for breaking city ordinances requiring clear and safe sidewalks. Any walkway running parallel to the roadway is your responsibility to keep maintained and clear. Though the city requires clear walkways, don’t expect them to pick up the tab.

Driveway Plowing

For northern and harsher climates, keeping that driveway clear is a part-time job for any homeowner. It might be tempting to invest a few hundred in a snow blower or thrower, or to attach a plow to your ATV if you have time. However, it’s often cheaper, faster and more convenient to hire a professional.

Any multi-family dwelling like an apartment building, no matter the size, requires that the landlord keep all walkways clear. Whether it is an apartment complex or a few houses around town, having a professional removal service clearing your properties keeps your tenants safe and limits your liability.

Who Do You Need for Winter Snow Removal?

Not all services are the same. Depending on your situation, you may need a full plowing or a local blower/shoveling service. Extreme climates might even need roof clearing professionals. Some companies offer plowing, shoveling, blowing and roof clearing. Get multiple quotes before choosing a pro for your needs.

Snow Plowing Contractors

If you have a large area to clear, this is the service for you. Anyone with a private driveway, parking lot or road requires plowing. Road clearing services use plows attached to trucks, ATVs, UTVs, and even skid loaders to push it to one side or remove it altogether.

Snow Shoveling Companies

While shoveling is often offered by plow companies, you can usually save money if it’s all you need. Those with short driveways and walkways can skip the expense of a plow and hire a local shoveling service. These task-oriented services are often hired only on an as-needed basis.

Roof Snow Removal Company

Only those with heavy snowfall in northern climates need worry about their roof. Roofs can handle some weight from accumulated precipitation, but too much can cause structural damage. Consider buying heated cables to avoid constant clearing.

Snow Blowing Service

Snow blowers and throwers are used to quickly clear small and moderately-sized areas like a short driveway or sidewalk. If you live in an area with heavy and frequent snowfall, consider hiring a local service.

When to Call a Snow Plow Contractor for Hire

The best time to call a contractor is before the season starts. Set up a contractor for either a full season contract or on an as-needed basis. However, know that full season contracts are both cheaper and a priority for your professional.

Holiday Season

Some of the deepest snowfall begin around the holiday season. Having a short-term contract with a local provider during the busy holiday season will make your life easier and give you more time to spend with loved ones. Especially with the elderly and small children coming and going, removing snow and ice from your property will make their visit a safer one.

Get Snow Removal Contracts During Summertime

Much like booking a hotel room early to get the one you want, when you want it and for the best rate, getting a snow removal contract during the summer gives you more choices, more time to research service providers and might even get you a better rate. Once the roads get bad, scheduling becomes a big issue for these companies. Have a snow removal contract in place before the snow begins. Even if you book in the summer, snow contracts are a one-time annual, per event, per push or time and materials type. Since these contracts have little to do with the month you’re in, you don’t lose out by getting one early.

Tips for Hiring Snow Removal Contractors

Hiring a removal contractor isn’t a complicated process, but you’ll want to ask the right questions and understand what your needs are and what they offer. If you’ve never hired a professional removal service, there are a few things you should think about before you call. Here is a list of steps to follow to find the right contractor for you.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Calling a Pro

Ask yourself these questions and write down the answers prior to calling a contractor. If you answer “I don’t know” to any of these questions, a professional consultation is free.

Is A Snow Removal Service Worth It?

Hiring a snow removal service is worth in areas with a lot of snowfall. DIY snow removal is possible in locations with light or infrequent snowfall, and if you are physically up to the task. Always have a snow removal contractor on call for when heavy storms hit or when you are unable to shovel it yourself.

How Much Is A Snow Blower?

A gas-powered snow blower costs $400 to $1,200 to buy or around $75 per day to rent. Electric snow blower or thrower prices are $100 to $250 on average and are excellent for flat driveways or snow coverage of 4 inches or less. Additional costs apply for ongoing operations and maintenance.

Snow Blower Prices Chart


  • Power Source Average Cost      Best For
  • Electric $100 – $250
  • Small driveways
  • Light, powder snow
  • Less than 8 inches per event
  • Gas $400 – $1,200
  • All driveways and walkways
  • Heavy, packed, wet snow
  • 8 to 20+ inches per event

How Much Does A Snow Plow Cost?

The average cost to buy a snow plow attachment for a truck is $1,000 to $2,500. Snowplow kits for ATVs and UTVs cost $200 to $800 on average. Additional costs apply for installation and mounting, operational costs such as gas, and ongoing maintenance. Plus, using a plow requires some experience.


  • Vehicle Type Average Cost
  • ATV or UTV $200 – $800
  • Truck or SUV $1,000 – $2,500

Can You Snow Plow a Gravel Driveway?

Plowing gravel driveways and surfaces requires putting shoes on the plow and adjusting the blade to a half-inch above the ground. This prevents digging into and damaging the gravel in most cases. Before plowing, be sure to resurface your gravel driveway to fix wheel ruts, potholes, and tilted sections.

What Is The Best Snow Removal Equipment?

The best snow removal equipment depends on the size of your driveway and the amount of snowfall. Snow plows are recommended for long driveways, while a snow blower is best for short driveways or sidewalks. In places with heavy snowfall, roof heating cables are the best way to remove snow.

What is the Cheapest Way to Remove Snow?

Buying a snow shovel for about $20 and manually removing the snow all season is the cheapest way. However, shoveling snow by hand is time-consuming and can lead to injuries. The next cheapest way to remove snow is by renting a plow or blower, followed by hiring a professional.

How Much Does Snow Removal Insurance Cost?

Snow removal insurance costs $29 to $40 per month for residential homeowners. General liability insurance for a snow plow business costs $400 to $1,000 per year, plus $900 a year for a commercial auto policy and $400 annually for a business owner’s policy.

Hiring A Snow Removal Contractor

There are over 10,000 snow removal related injuries each year. Hiring a professional contractor saves you time, is much safer, and is cheaper than renting tools over and over. Be sure to:

  • Get at least 3 competing quotes.
  • Read their reviews on HomeGuide, BBB, and Google and look for reliability.
  • Check for licensing and insurance.
  • Never wait until it snows. Sign your contract during the summertime to save.
  • Book a year-round contract for both lawn care and snow removal to save.
  • Ask your neighbors what they are paying, so you know what to expect.

Questions To Ask

  • What snow removal services do you offer? (Plowing, Blowing, or Salting)
  • Do you have insurance?
  • How long have you been in business?
  • What is your average response time? Do I have to call each time?
  • Do you offer lawn care services or package deals?
  • What type of contracts do you offer? (Seasonal, Per event, Hourly)
  • Can my unused snow removal visits be turned in for lawn care?
  • Do you have a long or short driveway? Size matters. Choose plows for long drives and snowblowers and shovels for shorter ones.
  • Do you need sidewalk clearing? Some cities require public use sidewalks remain clear. Plus, it lowers the chance someone slips and hurts themselves on your property.
  • Do you need sanding or salting? In extreme climates with ice, sand and salt keep sidewalks and driveways clear. Be aware that salts can kill lawns and harm concrete.
  • How many months will you need services? Homeowners in some locations may only need it for two or three months while those in extreme northern places like Alaska can require 6 months or more.
  • Do you need roof clearing? Not typical, but in places with heavy snowfall, you’ll need to keep the accumulation off your roof to save it the structural stress. The best way to clear snow from solar panels is to let it melt on its own or use a snow rake. Consider installing heated panels to increase winter efficiency.
  • Do you have ice accumulation? Consider using sand or salt.
  • Do you need summertime lawn care? – Many removal companies do landscaping and lawn care in the summer months. You can often get a year-round contract for both lawn care and snow removal.

Questions to Ask When Selecting a Home Snow Service

  • What services do you offer? – Larger companies may offer a wide variety of services from plowing to snow blowing and salting. Smaller outfits might only specialize in either plowing or sidewalk clearing. While getting prices from various contractors, ask them for a complete list of offered services.
  • Do you have insurance? – Only accept services from insured contractors. Accidents happen, especially in slippery conditions. Insurance covers everything from lawn scrapes to fender benders.
  • Do you have recommendations? – Check ratings and reviews and make sure they come highly recommended. Ask for local recommendations.
  • How much experience do you have? – Driving a plow isn’t something you want a novice doing. Make sure your contractor has experience in the field and with the equipment.
  • Do you offer lawn care or landscaping service? – Getting a year-round contract with summertime lawn care might save you both time and money.
  • What types of contracts do you offer? – Most removal services offer several different kinds of plans including seasonal contracts. You’ll be able to decide if you want an on-going service that shows up every time it snows or if you want to call on an as-needed basis.

Snow Removal Prices

The average cost of residential snow removal is $30 to $100 for up to 6″ and $30 per additional 6″. Snow plowers charge $25 to $75 per hour, with contract prices at $200 to $600 per season. Commercial snow plowing rates are $50 to $200 per hour for parking lots and $150 to $350 per acre for salting.

Snow Removal Pricing Calculator

Contractors charge using various snow removal pricing formulas depending on the job size, season length, amount of expected snowfall for the year, depth of snow, and the estimated time to complete the job. Prices are typically derived from hourly rates instead of charging per square foot.

UnitAverage CostDescription
Per Hour$25 – $75Typically charged for shoveling, blowing, or throwing.
Per Visit$30 – $70Each time an area is cleared with no additional services.
Per Event$30 – $100Charged per storm, in areas with short periods or light snowfall.
Per Season$200 – $600Coverage for the entire season, with an upward limit on visits.
Per Month$100 – $300Sometimes charged in areas with short periods or light snowfall.
Per Inch$60 – $100For the first 4 to 6 inches of snow; Add $3 to $10 per each additional inch.

DIY snow shoveling is a labor-intensive hassle and poses a risk for injury. Hiring a snow removal service saves you time, is much safer, and is cheaper than renting tools for every snowstorm.

National Average Cost$81
Minimum Cost$25
Maximum Cost$2,000
Average Range$44 to $128

Snow Removal Service Cost

Most snow removal services charge $25 to $75 per hour or between $200 to $600 per season, depending on the location and size of the area to clear. Contractors calculate how much to charge based on hourly rates to operate, equipment, and overhead.

ServiceAverage Cost
Shoveling$25 – $75 per hour
Blowing$25 – $75 per hour
Plowing$30 – $100 per visit
Roof Raking$200 – $500 per visit
Salt Spreading$20 – $65 per application
Commercial$50 – $150 per hour

Snow removal companies may use a combination of methods to clear your driveway and sidewalk depending on the depth of snow and size of the area. Ask upfront what equipment will be used and where the snow will be moved to on your property.

Snow Plowing Rates

Snow plowing rates are $30 to $70 per visit on average or between $200 and $600 for a seasonal contract with a limited number of visits. Plowing an average driveway under 70′ ranges from $30 to $50 on average.

Snow Blowing Estimates

A snow blowing service charges $25 to $75 per hour per worker, which is the same as shoveling. Homeowners can expect to spend between $40 and $75 per visit, depending on the size of the area and depth of the snow.

Snow Shoveling Charges

Professionals charge $25 to $75 per hour per worker for shoveling snow depending on the size and type of area to be cleared. Homeowners should expect to pay $30 to $70 per visit for snow shoveling the average driveway.

Snow Salt Spreading Rates

Snow salt spreading rates are $20 to $65 per application of 1,000-square-feet depending on the amount of salt used. Some companies charge $5 to $15 per bag of salt spread. Spreading salt leads to melting and prevents snow or rain from being able to freeze.

Cost To Salt A Parking Lot

The average cost to salt a parking lot is $2 to $3 per 1,000 square feet on small jobs or $150 to $350 per acre, which uses 500 to 1000 lbs. of salt. Bulk snow salt costs $100 to $200 per ton depending on the availability.

Snow Salt Spreading Rates

Snow salt spreading rates are $20 to $65 per application of 1,000-square-feet depending on the amount of salt used. Some companies charge $5 to $15 per bag of salt spread. Spreading salt leads to melting and prevents snow or rain from being able to freeze.

Cost To Salt A Parking Lot

The average cost to salt a parking lot is $2 to $3 per 1,000 square feet on small jobs or $150 to $350 per acre, which uses 500 to 1000 lbs. of salt. Bulk snow salt costs $100 to $200 per ton depending on the availability.

Average Cost To Remove Snow From Driveway

Snow plowing a driveway costs $30 to $70 per visit on average. The average price to snowblow a steep or gravel driveway costs $50 to $100 or more. Driveway snow removal sometimes includes the sidewalk and costs depend on the length, condition, slope, design, and material of the driveway.

TypeAverage Cost Per Storm
Standard Driveway (up to 90′)$30 – $70
Steep or Gravel Driveway$50 – $100+

Plowing costs less than snow hauling or removal. Be sure to discuss with your company where the snow will be piled up, or if it will be removed.

Heated Driveways & Mats Cost

A heated driveway costs $12 to $25 per square foot depending on if you need to demolish an existing driveway to install the heating system. Portable snow-melt mats cost $60 to $400 for a small walkway size and between $700 and $2,500 to cover a driveway.

TypeAverage Cost
Walkway Mat$60 – $400
Driveway Mat$700 – $2,500
Heated Driveway$12 – $25 per square foot

Heated mats can be embedded in concrete or put down before snowfall. For heated driveways, cables are built into the concrete that are controlled manually or through an automatic system. Electricity costs to heat two tire tracks are $0.44 per hour up to $2.00 per hour for full two-car coverage.

Heated driveways often come with a 10-year warranty, making them more efficient than snow blowers over time.

Roof Snow Removal Cost

Roof snow removal costs $200 to $500 on average or between $50 and $100 per hour depending on the size and the amount of snow and ice. For larger homes with difficult roof access, contractors charge $1,000 to $2,000.

TypeAverage Cost
Standard$200 – $500
Large or Steep$1,000 – $2,000

Clearing the snow off your roof prevents damage and is only necessary with heavy or prolonged snowfall. Professionals recommend clearing the snow off for every six inches that accumulates.

Cost To Install Roof Heating Cables

Roof heating cable systems costs $5 to $15 per linear foot, with most homeowners spending $500 to $1,500 for both materials and installation. Heated cables melt the snow, prevent ice dams, and replaces the need to hire a contractor each year.

Snow Plowing Rates For Parking Lots

Snow plowing rates for commercial parking lots are $50 to $150 per hour, while snow removal prices run $80 to $200 per hour. Rates include salting and sanding and depend on the location and size of the parking lot.

Placing snow markers or reflectors helps the professional gauge the parking lot and complete the job faster. Also, getting a seasonal contract for snow hauling is more cost-effective.

Sidewalk Snow Shoveling Charges

Residential sidewalk snow shoveling and blowing costs $25 to $75 per hour on average. Many states have regulations requiring public sidewalks to be cleared of snow within a specific time frame, or you could be fined. Some Homeowners’ Associations include all or part of the plowing costs in HOA dues.

How Much Do Pros Charge For Snow Removal?

When determining how much to charge, professionals use the following snow removal pricing guide.

Snow Removal Pricing Guide

Snow removal services typically charge on a per hour, event, or inch basis depending on the size of the property and if it’s residential or commercial. All pricing is calculated from labor costs per hour per person, plus equipment, overhead, and profit.

  1. Snow removal vs. plowing
  2. One time vs. contract
  3. Residential vs. commercial
  4. Type of equipment used
  5. Number of workers and estimated time required
  6. Additional services such as salt spreading
  7. Insurance, overhead, and profit

Snow Removal vs. Snow Plowing

Snow plowing moves snow from the driveway to another part of the property. The addition of snow removal includes loading the snow onto trucks and hauling it away. Removal requires extra equipment and labor, which increases the overall costs. Be sure your contract clearly states if removal is included.

  • Removes snow and banks
  • Safer for heavy snowfalls
  • Reduces ice from melted snow
  • Cheaper
  • Takes less time
  • Only needs one contractor and a plow
  • More expensive
  • Requires more time, equipment, and contractors
  • Leaves snowbanks and berms
  • Creates ice hazards from snowmelt
  • Remaining snow can hinder landscaping

Snow Removal Contract Prices

Seasonal snow removal contract prices are $200 to $600 on average, depending on the property size. Contracts typically have an upward limit of visits with extra costs for additional clearings. Ask about discounts for multi-year contracts, or if unused visits can be turned in for lawn care.

Residential vs. Commercial Snow Removal Pricing

Residential snow removal costs about half that of commercial. Commercial snow plowing prices are higher due to needing multiple contractors, more equipment, salting and sanding, and clearing larger areas like parking lots. Contractors may need to visit the property multiple times during a snowstorm to keep the business operational.

Per Hour$25 – $75$50 – $200
Per Visit$30 – $100$60 – $150+

Driveway Size & Design

The size and design of your driveway impact the overall removal costs. Extra-long driveways cost an extra $40 to $80 per each additional 100′ of clearing. Removing snow from steep, curvy, dirt, or gravel driveways costs more and takes longer to clear and de-ice.

Other Conditions

  • Response time is critical, especially after a significant storm, and contractors typically have a waiting list. Some states have regulations to clear snow within a specific time frame; else, you can face fines. Ask contractors their average response time upfront.
  • In locations with little snowfall, service providers typically charge more. For areas with regular snowfall, contracts are usually based on average total snowfall expected for the year.

DIY Snow Removal Costs

DIY snow removal is relatively inexpensive, but it’s labor-intensive and poses a risk for injury. Purchasing or renting equipment will be your largest expense. The type of tools needed depends on the average amount of snow in your area and how often you’ll clear your driveway and sidewalk.

Even if you plan on shoveling the snow yourself, it’s smart to have a snow removal contractor on call. Don’t wait until it snows; companies tend to get booked up quickly during heavy storms.

DIY Snow Removal Tools

EquipmentAverage Cost
Shovel$15 – $40
Electric Shovel$60 – $200
Snow Pusher$30 – $150
Snow Broom$10 – $30
Ice Chopper$15 – $30
Roof Rake$25 – $80
Roof Rake Extensions$6 – $17
Roof Heat Cables$25 – $250
Roof Fence Brackets (kit)$25 – $90
Roof Snow Guards (kit)$50 – $400
Driveway Marker$20 – $50
Snow Salt (per bag)$10 – $30
Heat Mats – Small$60 – $400
Heat Mats – Large$600 – $2,000
Heated Driveways (per square foot)$12 – $25
Salt Spreaders$150 – $300
Salt Storage$40 – $100
De-icer (per lb.)$0.40 – $3

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DIY Snow Plow Rental

The average cost of renting a snow plow for a truck is $650 per month, while an ATV or UTV plow rents for $150 a month. Another option for contractors or large properties is renting a skid steer for $700 to $1,500 per month on average.

ATV or UTV Plow$20$60$150
Truck or SUV Plow$60$220$650
Skid Steer w/ Cab & Bucket Plow$700 – $1,500

*Plowing places stress on your vehicles, which can lead to costly repairs.

What Is The Best Way To Remove Snow?

Slow removal is a strenuous endeavor. While there isn’t one right way to remove snow, there are a few things that will make it easier.

  1. Get the right equipment for the amount of snowfall in your area.
  2. Spreading salt before expected snowfall helps make the process easier.
  3. Put driveway markers down.
  4. Plan to shovel in stages and remove the snow every two to five inches.
  5. Avoid stepping on and packing down the snow.
  6. Clear snow from around the cars and tires first.
  7. Avoid leaving snowbanks at the edges of walkways or driveways.
  8. Have a snow removal service on call for heavy snow events or times when you are unavailable.

Common Types of Snow Removal Services

Having a solid snow removal service for your business to cover the winter before the snowstorms hit is crucial to your business continuing operations without any downtime or safety concerns. Snow and ice management is no easy job, but it is a necessary one. Knowing what to expect from professional snow removal companies can help you get the right deal for your business.

There are three basic types of snow removal agreements, including a per occurrence price rate, seasonal flat rate, and a time and materials plan. There are pros and cons for each type, and snow removal services offer different options that work for them and their clients. Keep reading to learn more about each option for your business.

Per Occurrence Price Rate Contracts

The per occurrence price rate option has a standard rate for each time the service removes snow for a property. The owner and the contractor will draw up an agreement for the rate and what counts as an “occurrence” (1,” 3,” etc.). The contractor will usually bring estimates from past years of what that set up would have looked like (how much it would have cost based on how many “occurrences were in the previous year).

Some companies include a baseline of one occurrence per month, even if there is no occurrence. The contractor may list this as a “snow readiness fee” for being on hand for your company.

Seasonal Flat Rate Contracts

Charging a flat rate for the entire season is another option you might encounter. Business owners and property managers like this plan for its reliability. There is one price for the season, no matter what, and all the snow and ice removal will be taken care of by the contractor. Your snow removal company will plan for the season based on past years and weather predictions to set a contract that will be fair for both parties. There may be a service limit that caps the number of total service occurrences that could happen in a month without an overage. Independent Lawn Service™ always keeps you informed about our policies, so you will always know where you stand.

Time and Materials Contract

In a time and materials contract, you will pay your contractor for the time they spend on your property, as well as the materials they use. These plans are rare. Good time and materials plans from professional companies are also highly specific to protect both the service company and your business. These agreements will tend to leave the final numbers ambiguous because different days may have different needs.

Don’t Forget the Most Important Part – The Right Snow Removal Service

No matter what contract option you and your contractor agree on, it is important to partner with the right service. When you connect with a trustworthy snow removal service, you can be sure they will work with you to get you the best deal and the best service in the area. Independent Lawn Service™ provides prompt commercial snow removal during the snowy months. Make sure to get in touch with us soon to get you set up for before the storms hit.