We pride ourselves on using the most effective environmental products when serving our customers. We have used salt and brine for the past several years now we are progressing and using more brine. A study sponsored by the NYSDOT determined that, “In recent years, there has been a growing transition from reactive strategies to more proactive strategies.”
Combined with accurate weather forecasts, anti-icing (Brine) is a more proactive technique for winter transportation safety. “Brine provides improved road surface conditions and allows for safer travel,” the study concluded. Brine has the same melting characteristics of solid rock salt, but since it is applied in liquid form, the salt can begin to work immediately. (source AccuWeather) Brine is also more effective in lower temperatures. Rock salt is 100% salt when applied to roads, parking, driveway’s, etc.
Although there is a higher manufacturing cost, using brine results in up to 80% less salt being applied. Therefore it is considered to be more environmentally friendly.