Make Sure You Can Get About This Winter, Get Your Rock Salt From Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire!
You don’t want to be stuck this winter when the bad weather hits so be prepared and get your rock salt NOW before it’s too late!
Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we stock Rock Salt in 25Kg bags and in bulk bags.
Beat the rush and get your Rock Salt now before it all goes.
During the winter months of last year (2008) the Met Office issued severe weather warnings stretching from Northern Scotland right down to South-East England. The weather warnings advised people to be prepared for heavy snow and icy roads. However last year when the bad weather hit many people were not prepared and they therefore found it very difficult to cope in the snow and ice that hit the UK.
Rock Salt is often used both residentially and municipally for managing ice. Rock Salt is used to manage ice because brine which is a solution of water and salt has a lower freezing point than just ordinary water. Therefore by simply putting salt on ice this will cause it to melt. It is common for people to spread Rock Salt on their paths and driveways after a snow storm to melt the snow. It is also common for people to lay Rock Salt before a frost or snowstorm to prevent ice from forming. It is not necessary to use so much salt that the ice is completely melted; rather, a small amount of salt will weaken the ice so that it can be easily removed by other means. Also, many cities, towns and villages will spread a mixture of sand and salt on roads during and after a snowstorm to improve traction and to make the road safe to drive on.