3 Most Important Spots To Mark Your Driveway With Snow Stakes

Staking your driveway with fiberglass markers is important so the plow driver can determine where the driveway ends and the landscape begins. Depending on the size of the driveway, something as simple as putting up some stakes can be a little confusing. As long as three main areas of the driveway are staked, the snow plow driver should be able to safely and effectively plow your driveway without causing any damage to your property. Snow Stake Mascot

First is the entrance to the driveway. It is important to use snow stakes on the entrance so the plow truck driver can identify your particular driveway in a storm. Also, that he knows where to begin plowing and how much distance he has to play with between the driveway markers. Without staking the entrance, plow truck drivers usually go over the actual grass and can cause damage with their plows.

The second is any curvatures. If you have a straight driveway, that is pretty self explanatory and won’t require many more stakes. However, curved land on bigger driveways needs to be staked so that the plow truck driver knows where to use caution.

Lastly, your driveway needs to be staked at end points. Every property does not have the luxury of a structure defining the end of a driveway. Some driveways simply stop. This is extremely important to clearly have staked and marked for your plow truck driver. 

Discount Snow Stakes Is Coming To SIMA Show in Chicago IL!

 

Discount Snow Stakes is coming to Chicago IL for the Snow and Ice Management (SIMA) Symposium. We love Chicago. We’re going to hang out with Kanye West, visit Navy Pier and shop on Michigan Avenue. This is by far and away our favorite SIMA destination. Discount Snow Stakes will be bringing our world class fiberglass markers, salt spreaders and diamond blade line to Schaumburg. Visit us at booth #1025 to get pre season deals and see our new colors. Looking forward to a great trip.

Ottawa Orders Snow Removal Contractors To Take Down All Driveway Markers

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Look at the Ottawa Citizen giving all this press about driveway markers with no mention of Discount Snow Stakes!

Honestly though, this is kind of ridiculous. More than likely, it won’t snow before November 1st, but every day that goes by, the ground gets harder and makes the process of installing driveway markers more difficult.

I agree with Appleseed Snow Removal on this one.

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Here is the whole article by Hugh Adami. 

When Do Snow Removal Contractors Stake Their Properties?

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Surprisingly I get this question a lot. Our customers call in and ask when the ideal time is to stake their properties. Almost 90% of all staking is done in under an 8 week period. There are a few reasons for this:

– Contractors are waiting to see what bids they were awarded for proper snow stake inventory

Driveway markers aren’t at the forefront of a snow removal contractors planning

– Timing… stake too early and snow stakes could become dislodged or stolen, stake too late and the ground could freeze making your process much more difficult

Below is a chart outlining what weeks are most popular for staking your properties or simply marking your driveways. November 1-15 is the time when most contractors get their staking done with 35%.

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Chris Burns is the General Manager at Discount Snow Stakes. You can find him on and on Twitter.

Driveway Markers For Breast Cancer

October is Nation Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NFL dons their pink gear to show their support and Discount Snow Stakes offers our custom Pink Driveway Markers.

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Pink Drive markers

Seems like everyone I know has had their lives touched by breast cancer in some form or another. Many of our immediate and extended family here at DSS have been directly touched by this disease. Discount Snow Stakes donates over 50% of all proceeds to the National Breast Cancer Foundation each year.

Please support the fight against Breast Cancer by donation here or Add some PINK fiberglass markers to your order!

Chris Burns is the General Manager at Discount Snow Stakes. You can find him on and on Twitter.

Fastest Snow Stakes Installation of All Time | Driveway Markers

Discount Snow Stakes are easy to install….. but this timing is ridiculous

 

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Chris Burns is the General Manager at Discount Snow Stakes. You can find him on and on Twitter.

10 Snow Removal Issues Learned From Last Winter VIA Go Plow

Great article on issues from winter 2013 by Greg MacDonnell via Go Plow.

10 Snow Removal Issues Learned From Last Winter VIA Go Plow

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Chris Burns is the General Manager at Discount Snow Stakes. You can find him on and on Twitter.

3 Secrets Driveway Marker Companies Are Using To Get Your Business

The fiberglass driveway marker industry has changed drastically since it started about 10 years ago. The competition has increased and with such a simple product, it is hard for companies to stand out from one another.

Below, I am going to let you in on three little marketing secrets driveway marker companies are using to get your business. Believe it or not, some of these stakes may work for you, but overall they are offering an inferior product for pennies cheaper than a Pro Stake. Here are some of their secrets:

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  1. 1.  3 Foot Driveway Markers – Did you see 5/16″ cap and tape driveway markers for $.75? Welp, that’s because the company took a foot off the stake so they could offer a cheaper product to keep up with competition…. Ultimately, the snow covers the stakes…. but until it does, you only get about 2 feet of stake visibilty if you go with this option
  2.  2. Diameter – Look, some companies can do 1/4″ diameter, but for the most part, 5/16″ is  the standard for any pro snow removal company. 1/4″ snow stakes are a good way to save money, but they can give you a fit when installation time comes.
  3. 3. Hollow Stakes – $.39 stake sale? Yes, but they’re hollow! This means you can get through the season, but these are throw aways. They’re flimsy and brittle, so even if they stay in the ground, they will break easier than most stakes would.

 

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Chris Burns is the General Manager at Discount Snow Stakes. You can find him on and on Twitter.

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