Commercial Ice Management


DuPage River Salt Creek Workgroup Newsletter

Congratulations to the National APWA Excellence in Snow & Ice Award Winner The Village of Buffalo Grove! The newsletter details what and how they achieved such an industry prestigious award. “After their annual review, the Village of Buffalo Grove Public Works Department revised their winter maintenance plan for 2014 – 2015 to achieve the highest… Read more »

What is The REAL Cost of Salt Use for Deicing?

This presentation created by Carolyn Dindorf-Fortin Consulting, Inc. for the Road Salt Symposium 2015, details the REAL cost of road salt usage for snow and ice control. The study adds up all the possible secondary costs of salt and the damage it may cause. For every ton of salt applied to city roads, it can cost… Read more »

Being Chloride Conscious On Small Sites

Even for small sites, over salting and inefficient maintenance can release chloride pollution in to the watershed you depend on for clean drinking water and a healthy ecosystem. This video highlights Winter Maintenance on small sites brought to you by: The University of Minnesota, Mississippi WMO, and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Application Rates Based On Temperature

Packaged ice melt generally has a “works to” temperature written on the bag. While bulk salt doesn’t have a label, anyone in the industry knows that bulk rock salt will melt to, at best, +5°F. Do you need the same amount of salt per area to melt ice at +25°F that you would for +5°F?… Read more »

Salt Accounting How To

All of us want to purchase ice melt products at the lowest price, but unfortunately our “saving” mentality is lost as soon as the first snow falls.  Accounting is not for all of us, but for those of you that own snow removal businesses or are responsible for your division’s budget or profit & loss,… Read more »

Application Rates – Rock Salt

Salting parking lots is the most profitable aspect of snow management. Getting the most melting out of your salt while having less over-salting, will increase profitability and will reduce harmful chloride emissions.  There are ways to reduce contractor created hazards that require extra salting and labor. We have compiled data from the most in depth… Read more »

How To Properly Store Your Salt Stockpile

By the time salt is spread on roads, it can already be millions of years old. Thankfully for motorists and snow removal companies, intact salt never loses its ability to melt ice, which means salt does not have to be used immediately. Salt that has been stored is just as effective as the salt that… Read more »