Salt brine is an effective liquid solution for fighting snow and ice on roadways. It is made from readily available materials, granular salt and tap water, and works to lower the freezing point of snow and ice. It can be used as a pre-treatment, anti-icing tool, as well as a reactive de-icing technique. While granular salt alone lowers the freezing temperature of ice, it has to be wet for the chemical reaction to take place and melting to start. Putting dry salt down means you have to wait for pre-melting to begin - salt brine jumpstarts this process. Best of all, salt brine provides a cost-effective and time-saving solution to keep roads clear and drivers safe.
Many contractors and public works departments choose salt brine for winter maintenance due to its effectiveness, low production costs, and savings on granular material. In fact, most users reduce their annual rock salt usage by 30%!
Save Time. Liquid anti-icing and deicers save your time during pre-storm preparation and post storm cleanup. With the prevention of hard bonding to the roadway surface and a jumpstart to cutting through snow and ice pack, post storm clean up time is drastically reduced.
Save Money. Liquids save money by reducing the annual amount of granular product needed. Liquids also reduce waste, limiting scatter when the product is being applied. Anti-icing can also save roadway maintenance operations by providing excellent frost prevention, and reducing the amount of call outs for frosted bridges or critical areas.
Increase Service. The use of liquid anti-icing and de-icing solutions can help clear snow and ice in a more effective and efficient manner, cutting two or three days off post storm clean up. This efficiency keeps the motoring public on the move with safer roads and provides a reduced cost of operations.