Deicing is a huge safety issue for anyone.
Rock Salt has it’s benefits, but so does brine. Which is better for YOUR business?
Is your sidewalk ice free? Is the parking lot free of black ice so your tenants or clients are safe? There is a difference in which deicing method used. The two most common are rock salt and a brine spray method.
Rock salt is a common deicer used to melt the snow and ice on sidewalks or other surfaces. It can be applied before or after a snowfall to help. The one drawback is the temperature must be above 15 degrees fahrenheit. That means in the dead of winter there is a very real possibility that rock salt will not help to keep your property free of ice.
This creates a problem for any responsible home or business owner.
Recently salt brines have become more common to help keep spaces free of ice and snow. Applied usually before a snowfall, the liquid instantly starts to melt the snow or ice for safe, clear spaces. It works at any temperature, and is easy to apply. Most large metropolitan areas now use a salt brine mixture for their roads in advance of snowfall. The Weather Channel provides some helpful information on which method most streets and highways use Rock Salt Versus Salt Brines: What’s Best for Road Safety?
But what does that mean for you? Well you know the foot traffic your clients have. Would a salt brine mixture be better? Ou snow and ice experts can help find the perfect plan to keep your customers safe from the risk of falling. NCEG provides both applications, and will help you make the BEST choice for your needs.