Salt has been used in de-icing since the 1940s, providing safety and mobility for motorists, as well as for commercial and emergency vehicles. Without it, winter would be hazardous and chaotic. In Canada, the primary type used is rock salt, which is mined directly from the earth and requires no additional processing. In excess of 4.5 million tons of salt is used yearly to keep roads safe in Canada alone.
It works by a simple principle. The brine solution created when salt is applied to ice and snow has a lower freezing temperature than the surrounding ice, making travel safe.
In fact, it’s the safest, most economical and efficient de-icer known, and has the added advantage of being in plentiful supply. Look for our memorable Safety Salt bags at a retailer near you.