Salt is the most cost-effective de-icer available. In order to ensure roads, pavements and walkways are safe in all weather conditions, you can use salt to add grip to the surface to reduce the risk of slips, trips and falls. Both plain and treated rock salt it used as one of the most common forms of gritting as it can prevent ice forming on the surface and can also cause existing ice and snow to melt.
Gritting should be carried out when there is a risk of ice and snow, so keeping an eye on the weather forecast can be helpful. Salt needs time to melt ice and snow, early mornings or early evenings are the best times to grit.
To ensure you’re getting the best results, follow these tips for effective salt spreading.