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Official snow totals?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ajreeves, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Ajreeves

    Ajreeves Junior Member
    from Nh
    Messages: 12

    Some contracts we have are billed according to the amount of snow.... Where is the best place to find accurate totals after a storm? Or do you guys just use a tape measure at the place?
  2. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,379

    get your snow totals from noaa I think you can print them out if u ever have to go to court the court will side with what the government p.s you could use the tape measure and take pics 4 your own records
  3. Billious

    Billious Member
    Messages: 72

    Yup, check NWS - they have official weather stations that measure in pretty much every county. My contract measures trigger and price gradiations based on the higher of measurement on site or the official measurement at the airport.
  4. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Stick a tape measure in the ground at each location and take a photo.
  5. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,143

    Can't get much easier then that. All though most guys don't like to get out of the truck because it's cold outside. :dizzy:
  6. The Lawnman

    The Lawnman Junior Member
    Messages: 9

  7. XYZSnowPros

    XYZSnowPros Member
    Messages: 36

    It has already been said, "SnowGuy73 Stick a tape measure in the ground at each location and take a photo."

    Make sure when taking a photo/photos you include identifying marks of the property in question.

    Same as when you are finished with the property. Pictures and identifying marks.

    All residential get an e-mail or picture texts sent immediately following the clean up. Every home owner that we provide labor for absolutely loves getting an sms text afterwards.

    Commercial properties are pretty much in the same boat.