What is the Case for Calcium Chloride Use in Ice Management?
When compared with other traditional de-icers, calcium chloride delivers the optimum combination of de-icing properties for sidewalk winter maintenance.
Greater Low-Temperature Performance
When the aim is keeping sidewalks safe for all types of conditions, it pays to know the lowest effective temperature for the numerous ice melters and choose one that is useful at the coldest temperatures you are expecting to experience.
Calcium chloride stands apart from other options, maintaining ice melting power down to -43°C. In comparison, other deicers like rock salt, potassium chloride and calcium magnesium acetate begin losing efficacy between -4°C and -18°C.
Rockland Landscaping’s de-icing services are available on a per site visit basis and on a monthly contract.
Rockland utilizes a calcium chloride mixture for de-icing before the snow falls. After the product has been sprayed, it lets the snow to melt right where it falls. This application diminishes clearing times, minimizes accumulation and makes the surface safer for people and traffic.
Covering surfaces with calcium chloride for ice management during times of freezing rain or unstable temperatures can reduce and eradicate ice faster than other products.
Why Calcium Chloride is Superior to Sodium Chloride (Salt)?
- Higher melting capacity and faster ice penetration than salt or magnesium chloride
- Melts snow and ice below temperatures of -43°C where salt becomes inefficient
- Can be applied directly as a liquid de-icer or anti-icer
- Enhances the performance of sand or salt when applied as a pre-wetter
- 80–90 percent less corrosive than salt
- Environmentally friendly
- Cost effective
Although you won’t be able to predict the winter weather forecast, you can shield your business by preparing for snow removal, de-icing and sanding earlier in the year. With proper planning, your de-icing prices can be worked into your annual business plan and budget. You will also be making sure that your business doesn’t suffer downtime with lost customers and revenue.
Are you searching for a high-quality and reliable snow removal and de-icing professional to look after your business? Contact Rockland Landscaping today.