Case Study: Emergency Snow Removal

Case Study: Emergency Snow Removal
December 3, 2015 RedHammer
In Case Studies, Emergency Services

PROBLEM: A stretch of record-breaking snowfall, back-to-back storms, and below-freezing temperatures threatened the town’s CVS Pharmacy. A 92-inch snow pack strained the G-lam roof supports. Deflected six inches, the beams were at their breaking point. The store needed immediate snow removal to prevent a roof collapse. CVS reached out to RedHammer for emergency service.

SOLUTION: RedHammer immediately deployed 22 technicians to the dangerous snow build-up. The team truckee-2worked tirelessly to relieve the 40,000 square foot roof. Within three days, the store was free of snow and ice. And, just in time. Hours later, a storm dumped two feet of  fresh snow. Had it not been RedHammer’s emergency actions, the overloaded roof would have collapsed.

RESULT: Thanks to the quick response and ample man-power, the roof’s integrity remained intact and the Fire Department approved the premises without requiring a review by a structural engineer.


RedHammer has completed over 85,000 repairs for clients including CVS Pharmacies, Smart & Final, Hertz, Dollar General, Kohl’s, and Simon Properties.