Landscaping Calgary

Looking for Emergency Residential Snow Removal?

At the start of the winter you may have felt that you were perfectly capable of clearing your own driveway, paths and sidewalks.  Or you could have hired that neighbor kid to do the work for you.  Well, those ideas fell through.  You may have found it more difficult than expected or you became injured or ill.  The private individual you hired was overbooked or did a poor job.  Now in order to comply with Calgary law, you have an emergency need for snow removal.

Here at Project Landscape we understand your predicament and are happy to help you out.  We understand the pitfalls of residential snow removal and here is what we have learned.


emergency snow removalIf the snow is high enough it is difficult to determine where your planter beds begin or end.  Walkways are obscured and you risk the loss of plants.  We are careful not to disturb some of these fragile shrubberies or new trees.  We understand that shaking the limbs can mean they will snap off in the cold.  We are extremely careful about the existing landscaping and take every effort to protect your turf, trees and other plant life.

Ice Melters

In an emergency you may feel it is fine to use a commercial ice melting product.  There are a number of eco-friendly brands available but during an emergency or later in the season, they will have all been sold.  Using other products mean they can be destructive to both plants and animals.  The chloride will greatly affect plants and some of the creatures that use the plants for winter havens.  Chloride also can eat into the concrete or asphalt of your sidewalk or driveway, which will mean expensive repairs.

Speed of Removal

Not only do you have a time limit by Calgary law, if there is ice, there is an incredible danger.  The longer you wait, the more treacherous it can become.  Trying on your own to remove the ice or snow mid storm is an option, but that is backbreaking work in the cold and wind.  You are putting yourself at risk of serious injury or illness.  It is simply a better idea to contact a professional snow and ice removal company for emergency service.

Good Will

It is always beneficial to be on good terms with your neighbors.  Not only does it add to the value of your own property but will instill a sense of camaraderie and pride in upkeep.  By keeping your part of the sidewalk clear, it will allow your guests as well as those of neighbors to feel safe entering and leaving their cars.  It is more than a gesture.  It is your way of avoiding lawsuits from injuries you could have prevented.  If you set the standard of snow removal in the neighborhood, the other households will follow suit.

If you find yourself in need of emergency snow removal services, contact our office.  Our emergency snow removal rates are reasonable and competitive.  We will dispatch trained specialists to take care of your property quickly and efficiently.

Snow Removal Calgary

What to Know About Snow Removal in Calgary

Temperatures drop and there is moisture in the air.  The next thing you know there are all those lovely white flakes falling from the sky.  They look so lovely, but they are not quite so attractive when you are out shovelling the snow from your driveway and walks.

Of course, we all understand that there are valid reasons to remove the snow and ice, but as a reminder, read on.

Safety – It is important to your own safety, as well as that of your family, neighbors, and customers.  Both residential and business addresses can have people coming to their door or walking in front of the building or house.  There is a liability if you fail to keep the area safe.  No one wants to be involved in a lawsuit.

Loss of Business – For commercial enterprises as well as those who run business operations from their home, safe parking is a priority.  Having parking areas, driveways and walks in good shape is a way to show others that you are concerned about them and that you want to keep them as good clients.

Snowy street plowed by our landscaping company in CalgaryInjury Prevention – You need to protect yourself and others from injury.  Sometimes snow that has melted and refrozen is difficult to see, especially during the months when the daylight is shortened.  Too often you or someone else is approaching your house or building and they should feel relatively safe about their approach.

It’s the Law – In Calgary the regulations state that all property owners must remove all snow and ice from sidewalks and other areas adjacent to the street.  Failure to comply means a citation and fine.  It is always best to stay on the right side of legal issues.

Now, let’s think about using a professional snow removal company.

Injuries – Every year thousands of individuals are treated for medical injuries as a result of attempting to remove snow by themselves.  That includes heart attacks, broken bones, strained muscles, back problems, and others.  Instead of risking your health, it is best to leave it to the professionals.

Time – All of that shovelling or using a snow blower takes time, not to mention the time it takes to recover from the cold and exertion.  It makes a lot of sense to just hire the project done.  You are more productive in the long run by hiring a professional to do the job for you.

Property Damage – Using someone who is inexperienced or a neighbourhood teenager, using a professional service, you know that the job will be completed properly.  If the snow and ice are nor correctly handled, there can be damage to the concrete and pavement as well as to any adjacent landscaping.  You will also know that the service has the right kind of equipment and it is well maintained.

Contact us at Project Landscape.  We are happy to discuss our snow removal service options and to give you the peace of mind for the winter season.