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Marking Driveways

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by EPS, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. EPS

    EPS Member
    Messages: 66

    Have any of you guys had this happen.... I waited until other plowers in area marked there driveways so I could use different color spray to be able to identify my driveways fast. Well 1 week later someone in my area is using same type of wood marker and same color paint, not to mention my cousin who also plows called me to see if I had marked a driveway that he is contracted to, because it was my markers with my color paint marking that driveway. Why would someone mark a driveway that they haven't been paid to plow?
  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    It's either a mistake or your cousin doesn't have it anymore.
  3. EPS

    EPS Member
    Messages: 66

    He called them and they confirmed he was plowing it this winter they already paid him , maybe it was a mistake but still why did they have to use the same type wood and spray paint color I did that pissed me off!:realmad:
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I'm kind of lost on this one. You're upset that someone is using the same paint color as you to mark driveways? Don't you know where your driveways are? Or if you use subs, don't you give them a book with addresses? Many people use the same type/color stakes. Why do you think you should have a lock on a particular color just because you decided to use it this winter? If you really want yours to stand out, do something really unique, like pink and lime stripes on black paint. Then spray on a stripe of flourescent red. I doubt anyone else would copy you.
  5. EPS

    EPS Member
    Messages: 66

    Now dont get me wrong, I know other people would use red but I waited so long to stake them I seen everyother color but red so I used red. Now just when I think I will have a easy time for subs and myself in a snowstorm to just look for the red markers instead of house numbers (for first couple trips anyways until everyone knows where the houses are by memory) someone is using red.. Sorry I was just venting.
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Are you sure your cousin isn't just playing a trick on you. It would be pretty funny. LOL
  7. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    not to be a smart-guy, but if you're plowing in the early morning hours (dark), what does color of stakes mean anything to you?
    Come just a little south of you (about 30 miles), and everyone has wood stakes w/ red paint. Except me, mine are fiberglass with bright orange.
    Just busting chops. dont mean anything by it.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 12, 2007
  8. EPS

    EPS Member
    Messages: 66

    6feetdeep, thats funny because alot of people up here use the orange stuff. And I was the only one using red until now lol. I figure maybe someone wants me to plow there route for them so they dont have to get out of bed.
  9. KarlG

    KarlG Junior Member
    Messages: 16


    I'm just south of you in Tully. With the amount of snow we get up here, it doesn't matter about the color. They'll all be buried in white in a few months anyway. Hey, WIXT is never wrong about their predictions, now are they :rolleyes: ?