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How to use rock salt

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How to use rock salt

Leading up to winter, the weather is always a big topic of conversation. Bad weather conditions such as frost, snow and ice have to be taken into consideration as a precaution. This means keeping pavements, roads and driveways clear from ice, as it causes road accidents and slipping injuries. The best way to prevent icy walkways, roads and driveways is by spreading rock salt. A little really does go a long way, which not only means you can...

Posted by: Admin on: 2020-01-09 09:44:39 Read More

What is rock salt used for

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There are many common uses of rock salt. From road gritting to cooking and skin care. Find out about the various ways that rock salt is used below. De-icing Halite and other types of salt can melt ice, as it has a lower freezing point than pure water. This makes it an amazing tool for de-icing. It can be used to spread on the road surface, your drive and pavements to melt the ice or snow, and prevent skidding. Road...

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What is grit salt made of

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Road grit is just ground rock salt that is used to spread on the roads during the winter weathers for de-icing purposes. If the rock salt is spread the evening before bad weather is forecasted, it will prevent ice and snow from sticking. Rock salt is made up of sodium chloride and forms in beds underground. The salt is usually clear, but can be may different colours due to the amount of impurities it contains. Road gritting...

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Brown and White Rock Salt

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Brown and White Rock Salt

Brown rock salt is in the form of large granules and is most common in the UK. It is used to grit roads and paths and is spread by gritting machines when bad weather conditions are forecasted in the winter months, such as ice and snow to provide you with a safer and risk-free drive on the way to work. It is brown in colour because of the impurities it contains but makes it useful when gritting because it's visible in the snow. Brown...

Posted by: Admin on: 2020-01-08 16:31:27 Read More

What is rock salt

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Rock Salt is usually known as halite and is sodium chloride in mineral form and is the purest type of salt, as it has no additives. It is a chemical sedimentary rock that isometric crystals are formed from, and it's normally either colourless or white but could be pink or dark brown, depending on the location it came from. The rock salt can also change colour depending on the impurities it contains. Believe it or not, rock salt is full...

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Which businesses use arable farming

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Which businesses use arable farming

If you are not familiar with the agricultural industry, you might not know that there are many branches of agriculture, and all of which can be coined under the generic name of “farmer”, just like the different branches of medicine, all of which are practiced by doctors. The different disciplines of farming are separated by the produce which the farmer raises and attends to. Though they're many specialised branches, they can be...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-06-28 11:45:41 Read More

Who uses Agricultural Contracting

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Who uses Agricultural Contracting

As with other types of contracting, agricultural contractors are contracted workers who provide a specialist service for clients with bespoke requirements in the agricultural industry. Just as you imagine, a farmer’s day starts early and finishes late. There are acres of land to cover and it’s particularly busy during peak seasons. At these times, an extra pair of helping hand is always welcome, and this is where agricultural contractors...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-06-28 11:38:59 Read More

When is private road gritting required

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Whenever the temperature dips, it’s a common sight to see gritters and salt spreaders out on the roads, holding up traffic and planting grit sand on the roads so they can get stuck on your freshly-washed tyres. Though we all know that it’s ultimately for the benefit of public road users, have you ever wondered who is responsible for other road surfaces? Contrary to public roads which are maintained by your local council, the responsibility...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-06-28 11:32:07 Read More

Common Uses of a HIAB Trailer

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Common Uses of a HIAB Trailer

A HIAB crane is a versatile piece of kit which can be used in virtually all types and scales of the projects which involves transporting and lifting heavy loads. They can be mounted on a flat-bed trailed for ease of transport or self-driving for a larger lifting capacity. Though it’s become synonymous with the overhead crane itself, HIAB actually Stands for Hydrauliska Industri AB, which is the Swedish handing equipment manufacturer...

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