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Making Our Own Liquid De-icing Solution

Liquid Anti-Icing Solutions Winters in Canada have always been regarded as long, cold and snowy. To the snow removal professional this is both a blessing and a curse, often overwhelming a company’s abilities to manage the accumulation of snow. Ice removal techniques and equipment have evolved over the last decade and we’ve worked to stay […]

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Why Trees Die in Parking Lots and What You Can Do About It

In Calgary, parking lot trees are often a sorry sight and require replacement every few years. If that sounds expensive to you, you’re right. Why not take just a portion of that money to give your parking lot trees their best chance to thrive? Here is what we recommend: 1. Reverse the negative effects of […]

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Save Money On Parking Lot Sweeping… Next Year

We like to pay attention to our industry, constantly looking out for areas that waste client money unnoticed. If the contract for snow removal is coming to a close, and your spring clean-up contract has already been awarded for the year, the following tips may not be helpful right now but are worth keeping in […]

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Snow and Ice Management Glossary

DeicingDeicing refers to treatment methods that are applied AFTER snow events to melt areas that have experienced snow and ice build-up. Ice MeltIce Melt is a solid deicer made up of salts and chemicals that are sprinkled to melt accumulated snow and ice. Magnesium ChlorideMagnesium Chloride is a water-soluble salt solution that is used in […]

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The First 48 Hours (When It Snows…)

Calgary business owners and property managers turn to LECM for comprehensive, thoroughly planned, stress-free snow and ice management services. Yes, we said stress-free. Given the hectic snow events that Calgary can produce, that may sound a little far-fetched. But it’s true. LECM works relentlessly to take the stress out of snow and ice management for […]

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The Death of a Parking Lot

Lack of proper parking lot maintenance creates a number of issues that can be hard to see at first, but contribute to the death of a parking lot, greatly reducing its lifespan, attractiveness, and usefulness. Failing to resolve a few key parking lot issues can be five times more expensive than the alternative.  We aren’t exaggerating.  Read on […]

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Using Less Salt to Melt Snow Using Organic Alternatives: Molasses or Beet Brine

Many municipalities are experimenting with including organic additives in their anti-icing and snow melting brine formulas. Two common options are molasses and beet brine. Beet brine is more natural than conventional salt brines with a 20/80 ratio of sodium chloride (rock salt) to beet juice. Beet juice naturally contains its own sodium chloride (about 12%) but […]

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Should You Create Snow Piles in Your Parking Lot?

Snow piles are a pretty common sight in parking lots around Calgary during the winter. Plows and clearing crews create mountains of snow in parking lots after a snowfall. These hills are often around for months at a time and we have all become accustomed to seeing them. But have you ever asked yourself, “Is […]

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Melting Snow and Ice: Should You Pre-treat or Post-treat?

Melting Snow & Ice: Should You Pre-treat or Post-treat? Some snow crews work before bad weather hits by applying a solution that helps melt snow and ice on impact. Others wait for the weather to happen and then treat problem areas after the fact. So, which is better? The best crews use a combination of […]

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