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Ontario salt shortage – Planning for success

In our last blog post we talked about why there is an anticipated salt shortage for this upcoming winter in Ontario.

Here is what we are doing to prepare and keep our clients safe this winter.

We’re stock piling salt now to make sure that we have enough salt on hand in the event that local depots run out of salt.

Our ePoke salters are equipped with a pre-wet system to treat salt as it comes out of the spinner. Pre-wet salt sticks to pavement better and application rates can be slightly reduced to help spread bulk salt further.

Sidewalks and steps are pretreated with liquids, primarily brine, the day before a snow event to prevent snow and ice from bonding to the pavement, making plowing easier and resulting in less salt used after the storm.

Snow plowing is done with MetalPless LiveEdge plows which have 24′ trip edge sections that move up and down with the pavement allowing the blade to scrape tighter to the pavement and leave less snow residue behind.

We’re working closely with our preferred vendors to continue “on-demand” pick-up of bulk and bagged salt products.

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Action plan to manage Ontario Salt Shortage

If you’re interested in more information about snow removal or the Ontario salt shortage, feel free to call us at 519-699-0772 at anytime. 

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