There are numerous ways to deal with snow and ice. Snowfighters nationwide are constantly experimenting with different chemical mixtures and methods to find what works best for them and stick with it. However, as snowfighters, we know there is always room for improvement, and brine is the ultimate tool to achieve that. Take a look at these photos that show a comparison between roads with and without brine pretreatment.
For decades, rock salt has been a popular solution for snow and ice control on roads, sidewalks, and parking lots. But as the snowfighter industry has evolved, so has our understanding of the negative impacts that rock salt has on our business and the environment. By primarily using rock salt in your snow and ice control business, you’re keeping yourself from a safe, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective snowfighting operation. In this article, we’ll tell you how to fix that.
Every day, snowfighters nationwide find new and innovative ways to use brine for their snow and ice control operations. One method that has been growing in popularity is “seasoning” surfaces with liquid brine before the first snowfall of the storm season. In this blog post, we’ll tell you how it’s done, why it’s done, and the pros and cons for snowfighters across the nation so far.
Each year, it seems that more people are growing concerned with climate change’s potential to affect various industries, and snowfighters are no different. The threat of shifting weather patterns and increasingly unpredictable winter conditions are enough to get even the hardened snowfighters worried for the future. All the information on climate change out there can feel like information overload, so here’s how climate change will affect our industry from a snowfighter’s perspective.
There's no time to mince words when it comes to keeping the roads open for people who depend on you. That’s why learning the snowfighting lingo is essential to efficient snow and ice control. Whether you’re an experienced vet or a rookie just starting out, knowing these 11 snowfighting terms are as essential as your coat and boots.
While rock salt has been the standard for pre-treating and deicing roadways, many contractors are turning to liquid salt brine for its economic and time-saving benefits. However, making your own brine solution can be daunting when you don’t know where to start. Don't let the next storm get the upper hand. Here's everything you need to know about making salt brine.
During storm season, your equipment needs to be ready at the drop of a hat. Any setbacks from a poorly maintained fleet is wasting time that could be spent protecting the public from snow and ice. To provide the level of service people depend on you for, equipment maintenance should be at the top of your checklist before, during, and after a storm event.
There are several variables that go into successfully using liquid brine for deicing. Knowing what to add to your brine, and when to use brine is important for a successful deicing. Charles Glossop, a certified snow professional based out of Minnesota, shares his expertise on applying brine and charging for your brine services.
Deicing can be confusing. Whether you're in the outdoor service industry, a first responder, or just trying to fight the snow, it can be challenging to know where to start. While using salt granules as a method to prevent snow and ice is popular, liquid-based salt brine is your safest bet for the best results. Charles Glossop, a certified snow professional based out of Minnesota, shares his expertise on how to get started using liquid brine and the savings you’ll experience.
No two snow events are the same, so your liquid brine application needs to be adaptable. Getting your brine application to a standard that works for you requires a lot of trial and error that can consume precious time. Charles Glossop, a certified snow professional based out of Minnesota, shares his expertise on applying brine and charging for your brine services.