De-Icing salt increases road safety

April 19, 2023
A high number of traffic accidents so far this year shows that we still need a great focus on traffic safety. During the winter season, salting is the best way to prevent slippery and icy roads, both in traffic and on sidewalks.
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Salt as a preventive measurement

Since salt prevents ice formation on bare roads, municipalities and contractors who spread the roads should start the process early as a preventive measurement. Exactly when salting should begin depends on the weather and the demographic. It is recommended to spread salt on the roads both in plus and minus degrees.

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Why you should salt the roads:

1. Anti-icing: To prevent freezing, if it has rained or in areas with heavy rainfall or frost.

2. Anti-compaction: In connection with snowfall to prevent the snow from compacting. The salt is a tool to make the snow easy to plow away. (The salt is not used to melt away the snow).

3. De-icing: Salt is used to remove ice that has formed on the road. This is not the most opti

mal solution, as it is preferable to use salt for anti-icing before it becomes slippery.

Sea salt for roads

Sea salt is the most commonly used road salt in Norway, used on trafficked roads during winter. The salt lowers the freezing point of the water on the road and ensures stable driving conditions for motorists. The salt also breaks down the snow so that it does not stick to the road and becomes easier to plow away.

De-icing salt can be ordered in bulk, in bags of 1000 kg and 25 kg (on a pallet). We can also make adjustments according to customers' wishes and needs.

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We have 24-hour self-service facilities for withdrawal at several locations in the country, making it easy to buy and pick up road salt.

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Why do we salt the roads?

Salt is a preventive tool against ice and slippery roads. The salt is used to quickly achieve or maintain bare roads to ensure driving conditions during winter. Road salting is a measure to improve road safety.

Is salt better than grit and sand?

Sand and grit have different uses than road salt. When sand and gravel are used to provide better road grip in periods of slippery, snow- and ice-covered roads, salt is used to achieve bare roads. Therefore, salt also has a preventive function that prevents the roads from freezing. It will be difficult to achieve long-lasting effects with the use of sand, and therefore it is recommended to use road salt on roads with heavy traffic and varying climate.

Calcium chloride for ice removal on sidewalks, cobblestones and walkways

All roads can become soap slippery in winter, not just the motorways. In a survey conducted by Norstat in 2019, over 350,000 Norwegians responded that they had fallen and injured themselves on slippery ice during the year. Slippery roads, sidewalks and walkways make it dangerous for people to move around outside in winter. Even with spikes on your shoes, the ice is slippery and major injuries can occur if you fall. Therefore, it is important that sidewalks and walkways are also salted.

For ice removal in winter at temperatures between -6 and down to -40 degrees, calcium chloride (CaCl) is best suited for salting sidewalks, cobblestones, walkways and concrete surfaces. Remember that a housing cooperative, joint ownership or property owner may be responsible for salting and ensuring safe sidewalks outside the property. The rules may vary from municipality to municipality.

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Prepare the roads for the winter season

Our salt terminals are located along the entire Norwegian coast. Several of the terminals have drive-in and self-service bulk facilities. In addition, we deliver salt to the desired address. 

Here you will find information about our salt terminals. 

Any questions about road salt?

If you have any questions about road salt, price of road salt or delivery of salt, just contact us and we'll tailor the best solution for you and your needs. 

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