Stay Salty, Salt Ahead!
Every winter countless cases of property damage, physical injuries, and even death are related to icy sidewalks and roadways. When water reaches 32 degrees it freezes and turns to ice, which is the cause of disastrous car accidents and slip and fall accidents. This is where the salt comes in.
One way of rectifying this is by a method known as de-icing with salt. For de-icing, mixtures of brine and salt are used, sometimes with additional agents such as calcium chloride and/or magnesium chloride. De-icing can be accomplished by distributing salt over accumulated ice. Prior to applying the salt to the icy area, it is best practice to remove any snow in order to fully penetrate the ice. Due to its compound makeup, salt is able to lower the freezing point temperature and actively melt ice. This decreases the amount of ice on roadways and sidewalks and prevents further accumulation.
Sodium chloride sources can run slim during big winters as suppliers are tasked with treating huge storms across the country. Storage facilities and logistics can be a challenge as well and require capital, planning and safety standards.
Salt & Snow Expert
Jeremy Swenson is a leading authority on snow and ice issues and has helped hundreds of businesses devise risk-management plans for alleviating dangerous snow and ice conditions. Jeremy is also a slip and fall expert witness. Jeremy can be reached by calling (816) 564-9131.
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