Our crews can now offer a more effective measures to prevent dangerous road and walkway conditions. Using salt brines, which is any liquid salt applied to roadways parking areas sidewalks and curb fronts, it creates a barrier or film on the surface to weaken the bond of ice and allow a more effective clearing.
Brines have the same melting characteristics of solid rock salt, but since it is applied in liquid form, the salt can begin to work immediately. The brines are also more effective in lower temperatures.
In a study sponsored by the New York State Department of Transportation
“Anti-icing is currently recognized as a pro-active approach to winter driver safety by most transportation agencies. Pre-wetting [using salt brines] has been shown to increase both the performance of solid chemicals and abrasives, as well as their longevity on the roadway surface, thereby reducing the amount of materials required,” the study said.
Combined with accurate weather forecasts, anti-icing is a more proactive technique for winter transportation safety. “Brine provides improved road surface conditions and allows for safer travel,” the study concluded.
Please give us a call to discuss this pretreatment option for your property.