A Handy Guide To Paving Salt

Winter is here, and snow and sleet are coming. During the colder months, you may find that the pathways around your home become too icy and slippery to even walk on. Though, clearing snow and ice from the pavement outside your home or building can help prevent injury.

A great choice for clearing ice and snow is paving salt. It’s relatively cheap, quick to apply and easy to spread. It will stop the ice from forming and cause existing snow to melt.

Here at Sansums, we stock white salt. This is different from the usual rock salt, as it will leave less mess behind. It won’t leave any residue behind and it cannot be seen once it has been spread.

It’s a great choice for all areas, but it is also best suited to areas where hygiene and cleanliness are important such as retail outlets, schools, hospitals and is ideal for domestic use.
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Why Choose White De-icing Salt?

When you choose white de-icing salt, it will melt the snow and ice quicker than the usual rock salt, and it won’t leave any residue or discolour the snow. The white ice is also more environmentally friendly.

When Should I Salt My Pathways?

Gritting should be carried out when frost, ice or snow is forecast or when walkways are likely to be damp or wet and the floor temperatures are at, or below freezing. The best times to grit a pathway is early in the evening before the frost settles and/or early in the morning before people are going to be using the pathway. It’s important to remember that salt doesn’t work instantly, and will need sufficient time to dissolve into the moisture on the floor.

If you grit the pathway when it is raining heavily, the salt will be washed away and this could potentially cause a problem if the rain then starts to turn to snow.

It is also a good idea to start salting paths and walkways if freezing temperatures are forecast, so it’s done way before it starts to freeze. Salting in advance will also save the amount of salt needed

to make the surfaces safe.

How Long Does Paving Salt Last?

How long the paving salt lasts will depend on how much foot traffic the path gets.

How Long Does Paving Salt Work

All the frost and ice will form when the water freezes. The salt that is then spread onto the roads and pedestrian areas will mix with any moisture and create a saltwater solution. This saltwater solution freezes at a lower temperature than freshwater. This means that your pavements and paths won’t freeze in the cold weather when you spread salt.
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Paving Salt Swindon

Here at Sansums, we have been supplying Paving Salt to Swindon since 1972. We are very proud of the rate of which we have expanded since we first created the company and how we have helped many customers source the gardening supplies they need. So, if you’re looking for a professional company with the right experience who stock high-quality products – Sansums are the best choice.

We don’t just stock paving salt either, we also stock insulation and a range of gardening supplies such as fencing, patio slabs and topsoil to help you create the garden space you’ve always dreamed of.

So, if you’re in need of some white paving salt this winter, please feel free to call us on 01793 536784 and a member of staff will be more than happy to talk you through our stock and help you choose everything you need.