Contract Information:

CONTRACT TERM
This is the period of time that your contract will be valid and we will provide the services specified in your contract. Our contracts are generally 1 to 5 years in length and cover the winter season from October 15th (or your signing date) through April 15th.

CONTRACT EXPIRATION
This is the date in which the terms in your contract will no longer be valid. Until this date, we are obligated to provide the services spelled out in your contract and you are obligated to pay for said services. Following this date, you will need a new contract proposal from us in order to retain our services.

SERVICE PACKAGE COMPARISONS
Snow Control Team offers 3 pricing structures in order to provide the greatest flexibility to our customers. Combined with the varied levels of service, these pricing structures give you the freedom to pay only for services you need, in a way that best fits your company.

 

► Seasonal: This is for properties which want a fixed monthly payment, year-round. Requires a three to five year snow control contract with us. To come up with the annual pricing, we analyze data from the past five winters to determine the average number of snow events, amount of snow accumulation, chemical usage, etc. We then determine what the cost would be for your property based on those averages and property square footage and charge a standard fee, payable over a 36-60 month period. This allows companies the ability to budget their snow control services over the course of an entire year.

 

► Per Inch: We charge a standard amount based on the square footage of your property and the amount of snow that falls in any given snow event. With this structure, you know exactly what your cost will be, regardless of the hours or manpower needed to get the job done. When the bill comes, there are no surprises!

 

► Hourly: This is for large properties (typically 15 Acre Sites +) that require continuous clearing of their lots. For facilities that remain open 24/7 and cannot afford to have any accumulation on their lots, this structure allows them to have equipment on site for the duration of the snow event and frequent plowings to keep their lot accessible and safe.

 

RETURN SIGNED BY
This is the date by which we need to receive your signed contract in order to guarantee your place on our snow routes. Please contact us if you need this date extended.  We may not be able to accommodate your preferred completion times of service for your property if not returned by the date listed on the proposal.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Please include in this section any issues or requests that have not been addressed in the contract.

Completion Time Goals:

COMPLETION TIME GOALS

These are the days and times that your property needs to be cleared for vehicular and/or foot traffic. For parking lots, this is generally an hour before employees, customers, patients, etc. would begin arriving at your site. Note that if a storm ends 3 hours or less before your clear time, it is unlikely that your lot will be cleared on time unless you have selected the continuous plowing service option during all snow events.  The continuous plowing service option includes the level of service where we have equipment designated solely to your specific property, and the equipment is plowing/clearing the snow during the entire storm.

 

*** When determining/selecting the days and times for servicing, please consider any potential liability your property may encounter by not selecting a particular day. While a business may be closed on the weekends, building maintenance or cleaning services may be scheduled during this time - and these are the people who end up slipping and falling. Be sure to take into account all activity at your property, not only within your normal business hours.

Service Specifications - Plowing & Salting:

SNOW PLOWING SERVICES

► Vehicular Pavement Snow Plowing Required: A “yes” indicates you want us to plow the snow off your pavement. This does not include sidewalks or driveways. A “no” indicates you do not need pavement plowing or any of the associated services.

 

► Plowing of Snow from Pavement to Start at: This indicates the accumulation depth at which you would like us to begin plowing your pavement. During a snow event, we determine accumulation based on field measuring and weather reports for the St. Louis area. 1” is a typical trigger in the industry, but client’s property needs vary.

 

► Continuous Plowing During Snow Events: A “yes” indicates you would like your pavement to be plowed continuously during the entire snow event.  We will have equipment designated solely to your specific property, continuously plowing throughout the storm.

 

► Drivelane Clearing During Snow Events: A “yes” indicates that you want the drivelanes to be cleared after every 2” of accumulation during the snow event so your property is accessible during heavy snowfall. Drivelane clearing typically does not include the clearing of any parking spaces/areas.  * Drivelane clearing is also referred to as “Pathing” by some snow removal contractors.

 

► Snow Relocation / Hauling: A “yes” indicates that our team will remove all snow from pavement areas once storm is over. This includes snow piles created during the initial clearing of the snow. We can either stack the snow on-site, but off the pavement areas, OR haul away the snow to completely remove the snow from the site.

 

► Flagging Curbs & Obstructions (performed by Snow Control Team): A “yes” indicates you would like one of our production managers to flag any curbs and obstructions which might pose a problem for our team members in the event of a snow storm.  We can also flag all parking lot islands, curbs, grass edges etc. if wanted.

 

► Snow Equipment Storage On-Site: A “yes” indicates you have agreed that we can store snow removal equipment on-site (in a designated area) during the primary winter snow months (December 1st – March 31st) in order to be ready to go with the first falling snowflake.

 

 

DEICING SERVICES

► Vehicular Pavement Deicing Required: A “yes” indicates you want deicing chemicals applied to your pavement. This does not include sidewalks or driveways. A “no” indicates you do not need pavement deicing or any of the associated services.

 

► Deicing Trucks to Start at Accumulation of: Indicates accumulation depth at which you prefer us to begin applying deicing chemicals to your pavement. 1/8” is a typical trigger in the industry, but client’s property needs vary.

 

► Pre-Storm Anti-Icing Applications: A “yes” indicates you would like deicing chemicals applied before the storm begins, as this prevents snow from bonding to the pavement. If this option is not selected, it affects how clean we can scrape the snow from the pavement, causes buildup of snow pack that sometimes cannot be removed and the majority of the time causes us to have to apply twice as much deicer to remedy the snow/ ice pack situation which cost the customer a lot more by the end of the storm.  The proactive approach is the method we use on 99% of our properties. This pre-storm application can have residual effects for a few days in the event that the snow storm arrives late.  *This method is also referred to as “anti-icing” or “Pretreatment” or “Pre-Salt” by some snow removal contractors.

 

► Mid-Storm Deicer Applications: A “yes” indicates that you would like us to apply deicing chemicals during snow events, as required, in order to keep snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice from bonding to the pavement.  Mid-storm deicer applications are also applicable to deicer treatments to the drivelanes once we have performed a drivelane clearing during a heavy snow event.

 

► Post-Storm Deicer Applications: A “yes” indicates you would like us to apply deicing chemicals once the snow, sleet, freezing rain or ice event is finished to melt off the accumulation.  Post-storm applications will also be completed following the complete plowing of the snow event so we can achieve bare pavement.

 

► Refreeze Monitoring & Spot Applications: A “yes” indicates you would like us to monitor your pavement after a snow event for any areas which might refreeze and to re-treat those areas. This is helpful in the days following a snow event when snow is melted by the sun, the water runs across a parking lot and then refreezes at night. This is also beneficial for lots that gather slush during the day, which would freeze at night. Blowing snow is also monitored on the vehicular pavement areas during these spot treatments and will be plowed with our equipment by the hour if needed.

 

► Deicer Storage On-Site: A “yes” indicates we can store deicer materials (liquid storage containers, bulk salt, sidewalk chemical pallets, etc.) on your property if needed.

Service Charge Details - Deicing:

DEICING SERVICES

Pre: Anti-icing chemicals are applied to the pavement before an accumulating snow, freezing rain, sleet or ice event. Because the chemical is already applied, it can begin working with the first drop of frozen precipitation. The pavement surface is then ready to be plowed immediately and the frozen precipitation will scrape up smoothly. Pre-treatment also has residual effects for days in the event that the snow storm does not arrive or shows up later than expected.

 

Complete: We apply deicer to all accessible paved areas, mid-storm or post-storm, depending on your service specifications. Charges for deicer are per application.

 

Partial: We apply deicer only to the pavement areas that require treatment and you are charged only for a partial treatment. Charges for deicer are per application.

 

Spot: We apply deicer in the spots that need more chemical, such as areas that are re-freezing, to help prevent ice on your pavement or to clear a particularly troublesome area. Charges for deicer are per application.

 

Drive Lanes: This service is for those who need only their drive lanes cleared, until the storm stops. We will apply deicer to the drive lanes ONLY to keep snow from freezing to the pavement. Charges for deicer are per application.

 

Parking Decks: We apply concrete safe chemicals on all parking decks.  These applications will be done at the same time as the other pavement is treated; we need to monitor parking deck areas very closely (within the specifications you have selected in your agreement) because they do freeze quicker due to being elevated. Charges for deicer are per application.

Service Specifications - Sidewalks / Driveways:

SIDEWALK CLEARING SERVICES

Sidewalk/Driveway Snow Control Required: A “yes” indicates you want your sidewalks and/or driveways at your homeowners association to be cleared as outlined in your contract.

 

Clearing of Snow /Ice/Sleet to Start at: Indicates the depth of accumulation at which you would prefer us to begin clearing your sidewalks/driveways. 3/4” is a typical trigger in the industry if you are performing continuous shoveling service, but client’s property needs vary.

 

Continuous Clearing During Snow Events: A “yes” indicates you want us to assign a crew to your property during the entire snow event in which they will continuously clear your sidewalks and/or driveways during the snow event.  This level of service is always charged at the hourly rate structure.

 

Clearing Every 2”-4” Snow Events: A “yes” indicates you want our crew to clear your sidewalks and/or driveways after each 2” to 4” of accumulation, with a final clearing at the end of the snow event.  This level of service can be charged at the per occurrence rate or the hourly rate structure.

 

SIDEWALK & DRIVEWAY CHEMICALS

Sidewalk/Driveway Deicer Required: A “yes” indicates you want deicing chemicals applied to your sidewalk and/or driveway as outlined in your contract. This does not include vehicular traffic pavement. A “no” indicates you do not need sidewalk or driveway deicing or any of the associated services.

 

Deicing During Snow/Ice/Sleet to Start at: This indicates the accumulation depth at which you want us to begin applying deicing chemicals to your sidewalks/driveway. 1/8” is a typical trigger in the industry, but client’s property needs vary.

 

Pre-Storm Anti-Icing Applications: A “yes” indicates you would like deicing chemicals applied before the storm begins, as this prevents snow from freezing to the sidewalk/driveway. If this option is not selected, it affects how clean we can scrape the snow from the pavement, causes buildup of snow pack that sometimes can’t be removed and the majority of the time causes us to have to apply twice as much chemical to remedy the snow/ ice pack situation which cost the customer a lot more by the end of the storm. The proactive approach is the method we use on 99% of our properties. This application can have residual effects for a few days in the event that the snow storm arrives late.

 

Mid-Storm Deicing Applications: A “yes” indicates that you would like us to apply deicing chemicals during the snow event as we clear the sidewalks/driveways in order to keep snow from freezing to the sidewalk/driveway and will allow it to be more easily cleared. This is also applicable during sleet, freezing rain and ice events to prevent the frozen precipitation from bonding to the sidewalks/driveways.

 

Post-Storm Deicing Applications: A “yes” indicates you would like us to apply deicing chemicals after we complete our final clearing after a snow event.  This is also applicable after sleet, freezing rain and ice events.

 

Refreeze Monitoring & Spot Applications: A “yes” indicates you would like us to monitor your sidewalks/driveways after a snow event for any areas which might refreeze and to re-apply chemical on those areas. This is helpful in the days following a snow event when snow is melted by the sun, the water runs across a sidewalk or driveway and then refreezes at night. This is also beneficial for slush that gathers during the day, which would freeze at night.  Blowing snow is also monitored during these spot treatments and will be cleared by the hour if needed.

 

Post-Storm Chemical Cleanup & Removal: A “yes” indicates you would like us to return to your property a few days after the snowstorm and re-freeze is over and cleanup any residual chemicals from your sidewalks and driveways. We will remove the chemicals from the property.

 

Sidewalk Chemical Buckets Required: A “yes” indicates you would like to have sidewalk chemical buckets on your property close to the entrances to hold chemical for you to spread in an emergency event. These chemical buckets are offered as a courtesy service to our clients (that we are performing sidewalk chemical services for) in case there is a water line break or some unforeseen circumstance that deicer may be needed at a seconds notice throughout the winter season.  We supply nice shiny white buckets with lid and a scoop at no additional charge which we drop off around December 1st and pick up around April 1st.  We only charge for the chemical we refill the buckets with throughout the winter season.

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