Winter will be here soon enough which means you’ll be shoveling snow out of your driveway. Did you know shoveling is one of the most common ways people injure their backs? Prevent injuries by learning more about how to safely remove snow. Best of all, avoid the risk by having A&M Asphalt Paving do the job for you! We provide professional snow removal services all winter. And, when the weather clears and you need driveway paving in Baltimore MD, we are happy to help!
How to Safely Remove Snow From Your Driveway
You woke up to a few inches of fresh snow on your driveway. Now what? The first step is to find the right shovel. Modern shovels are best because they have curved handles and lightweight blades which minimize straining and awkward bending. Remember that the handle should be long enough that you only have to bend your knees slightly. It’s likely that you lift the snow, but you should push it whenever you can. If you must lift the snow, use your knees. Avoid bending at the hip and overextending your upper body. This causes you to strain your back. Additionally, you should also lift several small loads of snow rather than one large one. Try to take 10 to 15-minute breaks while you work and drink plenty of water. Lastly, prioritize traction and wear boots with good treads. You should also spread kitty litter or salt and walk with measured paces.
Do You Need Snow Removal or Driveway Paving in Baltimore MD?
The best way to avoid the snow removal headache altogether is to contact A&M Asphalt Paving for commercial and residential snow plowing. You won’t have to invest in expensive equipment, you’ll reduce liabilities, and it’ll be done much faster than if you were to do it yourself. We have years of experience removing snow which means we work quickly and efficiently. We’ll keep your surfaces clear and you won’t have to risk a back injury.
We are a fully licensed and insured company. Whether you need snow removal, asphalt seal coating, patching, or new driveway construction, we do it all. And no matter if the job is big or small, we always provide honest work at a fair price. For more information or for a free estimate, click here!