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Adverse Weather Solutions Specifier – Applications

Uses For Rock Salt

Rock salt is often used as a gritting salt for both residential and municipally for managing ice and to a lesser extent snow. It can help to stop snow settling but is better used after snow has been cleared to prevent paths, roads, driveways and steps icing over. It works by creating brine which is a solution of water and salt. This has a lower freezing point than ordinary water and putting salt whether it be white salt or rock salt, on ice will cause it to melt.

Many city councils will spread a mixture of sand and salt on roads during times of forecast snow and ice to help improve the traction of vehicles.

The mixture also helps the rock salt last longer as there can be severe shortages during the winter months. It’s always worth being prepared for such shortages by stock piling gritting salt during the more clement weather.

WARNING: Salt will kill plants too and will make the ground unsuitable for future plant growth if used in large quantities.



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