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The weather can change at any moment, and we all need to have salt supplies handy for those frosty mornings and snow days.
We have you covered with white and brown salt for your driveway, footpaths, and neighbourhood roads. We bring our sourced salt back to our plant and will bag it into 20kg or bulk bags. No amount is too small or large, we can provide it.
Brown rock salt is the most used, this is the one that you will see the gritting vehicles use on the main roads. This type of salt is mined in the UK in our salt mines, the largest and oldest mine is in Winsford, Cheshire. This was formed in 1844 when the local people were searching for coal, what a find!
White rock salt is sourced from countries with hotter weather, Spain and Egypt are the main sources. It is a marine salt that is made by repeating the process of flooding huge salt beds with seawater, it is then left for the sun to evaporate the water leaving behind a crystallised salt deposit. This process is repeated until a large enough deposit has been made and will then be harvested and treated with an anti-caking agent. White salt doesn’t contain a variety of other materials like brown salt, this is a much purer salt which is why it is white.
Both salts lower the freezing point of moisture on the road/path surface so that ice or snow that has already formed will melt and will prevent more ice from forming.
The best time to use rock salt is before it snows, or the temperature drops as this will prevent the snow from settling and ice forming.
Don’t worry though, if it snows before you have salted your driveways or paths this can be done after and it will work just as well as it will help to melt the snow and ice.