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More Snow And Ice Predicted For February And March!

Winter isn’t over yet.  Only this last weekend we have had very hard frosts and we have been told by the weather men that more snow and ice is predicted for February and March. The very cold weather is set to come from America.  Have you got some Rock Salt left or did you use it all when it last snowed? Well we still have some supplies left but it is in short supply, you need to buy now!

 Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we stock Rock Salt in 25Kg bags (ideal to keep in the car and at your back door) and in bulk bags.

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.

Some people may be concerned about the effects of Rock Salt on the environment however do not worry! Rock Salt is non-toxic and residual salt is gradually diluted and disposed of through natural processes.

Contact us now to get your Rock Salt.


Contact us now here at Greengates Builders Merchants to get your  

      rock salt  be prepared


Greengates Builders Merchants delivering to the whole of Lancashire including: Accrington, Blackburn, Burnley, Clitheroe, Darwen, Great Harwood, Haslingden, Padiham and Pendle.



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