The Science Behind Ice Formation on Roads

Car in ditch by icy road

As the temperature drops, snow and ice build up on roads, making them slippery and hazardous for vehicles and pedestrians alike. It’s the job of snow contractors to ensure that these surfaces are safe to use, but what exactly causes ice to form on roads in the first place? As a snow contractor, it’s good to know the science behind ice formation so you can best combat it for your customers. In this blog post, we’ll explore the science behind how ice forms on roads and the weather factors that contribute to its formation.

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Reducing Dust with Ice Melt Products

Black car on dusty road

Using liquid brine with calcium chloride or magnesium chloride is a very effective way to control dust on dirt roads, construction sites, mines and quarries, baseball fields, horse arenas, and more. But how does it work? Let’s take a closer look at how these products can help you provide a valuable service to your customers during the summer months.

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Best Ice Melt Products for Dog Lovers

dog on sidewalk in winter

If you are a snow contractor who services residential homes, there is no doubt that you have been asked at some point about ice melt products that are safe for dogs’ paws. That’s a tough one because you need to balance products that are safe but still melt ice in the lowest of temperatures when needed. Either way, if they customer asks, you need to make sure you are using the best ice melt products for dogs. While traditional rock salt is a popular choice for deicing, it can be harmful to dogs and other pets. Luckily, there are many environmentally friendly ice melt products available that are safe for dogs and the environment.

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Why Ice Melt Comes in Different Shapes

various ice melt chemicals

As a snow contractor, choosing the right ice melt product for your business is crucial. One factor that can affect your decision is the shape of the ice melt. There are three common shapes of ice melt products: pellets, flakes, chips, and drops or liquid spray. In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between each shape and how they can impact your ice melting efficiency.

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Reducing Pollution with Dust Control Products

dusty construction site

Dirt and gravel roads and worksites are essential to many industries, including agriculture, construction, mining, and transportation. However, they are also notorious for producing large amounts of dust, which can cause various problems such as air pollution, road deterioration, visibility loss, and respiratory problems. Fortunately, there are ways to mitigate these issues, and one of them is by using dust control chemicals.

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Which Winter Work Gloves are the Best?

winter work gloves

As a snow contractor, it’s important to have the right gear to keep you warm and dry during those long hours in the cold and wet winter weather. One essential item for any snow plow contractor is a good pair of winter work gloves. That’s why supply the best winter work gloves in the industry that will keep your hands dry and warm while you work.

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What to Look for in a Salt Spreader

Salt Truck Spreading Ice Melt

As a snow contractor, you know how important it is to have the right equipment to get the job done efficiently and effectively. One piece of equipment that can make all the difference in your winter operations is a high-quality salt spreader. At Snow & Ice Melt & Chemicals Unlimited, we take pride in offering top-of-the-line salt spreaders that can help you provide a perfect application of deicer every time.

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Preparing Your Snow Removal Business for Winter 2023-2024

Washington DC winter

As we approach the beginning of summer, it’s time to start thinking about winter preparations for your snow removal business. Now is the perfect time to evaluate your business and determine if it’s ready for the upcoming winter season. Being proactive and preparing your business ahead of time can help you avoid potential problems and setbacks that could affect your operations during the winter.

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