Three Types Of Driveway Markers That Your Snow Removal Service May Use

Posted on: 27 January 2020

After you sign a contract with a snow removal service for the winter, but before the snow begins to fall, a snow removal professional will visit your home to install driveway markers. These vertical stakes are positioned along the edges of your driveway and serve as a tool that the plow or blower operator will use to avoid running over the edge of your lawn. Without these essential devices, it can be easy for even a seasoned snow removal professional to move his or her machine off the edge of the driveway — especially when a significant snowfall has occurred. Here are three types of driveway markers that your snow removal service may use. 


Many snow removal services use reflective driveway markers along the edges of your driveway. This style of device is not only easy for the snow removal operator to see but also useful for you. For example, when you're backing up at night, you'll be able to see the markers catch the reflection of your back-up lights, thus allowing you to see where the edge of the driveway is situated. This can prevent you from backing into the snowbank along the edge of the driveway and potentially getting your car stuck.


It's also common for snow removal companies to use driveway markers for marketing purposes. For example, a device might have a wide surface that has the name of the snow removal company on one side and its phone number on the other side. This idea can be helpful for a new company that is looking to recruit customers. Your neighbor may notice these markers in your yard, decide that he or she wants to learn more about snow removal, and contact the company to get a quote for the winter.


You'll occasionally encounter a snow removal service that uses simple driveway markers. For example, they might simply be a series of wooden stakes, similar to what you'd use in the garden, or simple metal posts. These driveway markers might not be as flashy as some others, but that can sometimes be a good thing. For example, if you don't really want the driveway markers to stand out, those that are simple won't be very obvious from the curb. Some snow removal companies have multiple driveway marker options, so don't hesitate to request the type that you prefer before someone visits to install them.