De-icing salt is a necessity this time of year, as snow and ice aren’t the exceptions, they’re the rule! That being said, choosing the right de-icing salt can be a tricky decision. If you are trying to select the right de-icing salt for your commercial property, here is what you should keep in mind.
Rock salt is the most commonly used type of de-icing salt, but it isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. It can have a very harsh environmental impact on the surrounding area. Instead of using normal rock salt, it’s a much better idea to use a carefully-engineered de-icing salt that is not as harsh on the environment but still does a great job getting ice off of the parking lot.
What is brine? One of the latest de-icing trends! Brine is made from a mix of salt or de-icing mixture and water. It is sprayed from trucks onto a variety of surfaces including sidewalks, parking lots, highways, and roads. Brine is used to stop ice and snow from accumulating and sticking on roadways. It’s a very common pre-treating substance and municipalities and commercial property owners both love how well it works.
Brine is a de-icing salt that has a number of benefits over other types of salt, including:
- It does not take very long to work since it is already mixed when it is sprayed on the roads
- It’s very easy to apply and doesn’t need to be distributed in a meticulous fashion
- It won’t stick to cars and corrode them in the same manner that rock salt does
- It uses 25% of the sodium that normal rock salt does, so it’s much better for the environment
Atlantic Maintenance Group Wants to Be Your Preferred Snow Removal Company
If you are looking for help keeping your residential or commercial property free from soil erosion or other lawn diseases, Atlantic Maintenance Group is ready to help you with our variety of landscaping, asphalt, snow removal, and concrete maintenance services. We are experts in our field and we are prepared to meet your needs with a price and product that will leave you grinning. If you’re interested in getting a free quote or more information, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 768-4720. To see examples of our work and stay up to date on our specials, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.