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January 19, 2024
As we watch winter snowflakes begin to fall, thoughts inevitably turn to the dreary task of ice and snow removal that lies ahead. While shoveling walkways and tossing salt or chemical deicers may be the go-to strategies for many, did you know there’s another approach worth considering?
Liquid salt brine has gained popularity recently due to its advantages over traditional ice-melting methods. You can stay one step ahead of icy conditions by pretreating surfaces with a saltwater solution before winter weather even arrives.
Here are four advantages to using liquid salt brine for ice removal.
Liquid salt brine offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional rock salt. Since it consists mainly of salt dissolved in water, it's less harmful to plants, pets, and other wildlife.
Liquid brine is also more efficient at melting ice, meaning you'll need less of it to achieve the same results as granular deicers. This efficiency translates not only to financial savings but also to a reduced environmental impact.
One of the biggest advantages of using liquid salt brine is its fast-acting nature. When applied to the surface before a snowfall or ice event, the brine prevents the ice from bonding to the pavement. This preemptive action means that subsequent removal efforts are more effective, requiring less effort and fewer resources to clear ice and snow.
Liquid salt brine, such as our InfernalMelt, is easy to apply thanks to its liquid form. You can simply spray it onto the desired surface using a truck-mounted sprayer or a handheld applicator. This method allows for precise, even coverage, ensuring you get the most out of each application.
Unlike its granular counterpart, liquid brine can sit in tanks or containers when stored away, eliminating the need for large piles of rock salt. This saves valuable space and prevents the possibility of contaminated runoff from piles of salt leaching into surrounding soil and water sources.
During winter, safety is a top priority for ice removal. Liquid salt brine provides a more dependable means of addressing slippery surfaces. Since it stays close to the ground and is more effective at breaking the bond between ice and pavement, it significantly reduces the risk of accidents and injuries that icy conditions cause.
Using liquid salt brine for ice removal offers a more efficient and safety-conscious alternative to traditional rock salt. By integrating this method into your winter maintenance plan, you can save time and money, protect the environment, and enhance public safety.
Upgrade your ice removal strategy with our asphalt products, and benefit from the advantages of liquid salt brine. Explore our product offerings, and learn more about how we can support your ice management efforts.
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