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Question DetailsAsked on 4/29/2016

Who removes wi d blown sand from front yard - oxnard

On driveway

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Smallish amount - most Lawn and yard care contractors will hand sweep/leaf blower/hose it off and dispose of it (cheaper if you have a place for them to dump it on the property). For large quantities - like a mini dune, more than a wheelbarrow or few, then your best bet for a LARGE amount (truckload range or more) would be an Excavation company with a bobcat and truck to load and haul it away, and also a broom attachment for the bobcat to sweep the drive of the remnants.

If not a real large amount - say a wheelbarrow or two worth, and something that happens periodically, you would have to price around between the lawn and yard care guys and this other option - but a street sweeping company, with power street sweeper like cleans streets and parking lots (not an AL category - you would have to google for them) would probably be simplest - have them come and do it on call as necessary. However, unless you are willing to have a bit of lawn scuffing and the lawn is quite planar and smooth, they would not be able to get out into the lawn. Some such lawn care and sometimes street sweeping companies have portable power brooms - about 2-3 foot diameter powered self-propelled brushes aboput 4-8 feet long that they use for removing winter debris and leaves and such from lawns.

Otherwise - get your exercise and use a flat-nose shovel or coal scoop shovel to put in wheel barrow and haul to somewhere you can dump it on the property (bearing in mind it will attract roaming cats probably). handles easiest if you work dry for the worst of it, then (bearing in mind water restrictions) use a hose spraying onto it as you use a stiff contractor broom to push the wet material into piles to clean up the last layer. Moving it wet (sloshy wet, not just damp) is a lot easier and reduces scraping/scratching of the drive.

Whoever does it be careful where they dump it (not in street or down storm drain where you will get fined), be sure to specify if they can use your water (and check on water restrictions if any and remember using hose only to clear a drive of sand can use several thousand gallons), and be sure to specify if you are concerned about a few scrapes and scratches on the drive - if so, most power equipment and shovels and bobcats are out, and you are limited to sweeping and blowing with a high-powered leaf blower (which can raise a lot of dust if fine dusty sand like at Carpenteria or Port Hueneme or most dune sand.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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