Winter is here and you know what that means. You have to prepare to clear out the paths for pedestrians and for cars to easily access businesses, parking lots, roads, sidewalks, and more. So here are some frequently asked questions to help you through this winter.

Let’s start with Rock Salts for Winter treatment

You want to have a selection of rock salts and ice melts to take care of the snow and ice so that people can safely walk in the winter. You want to clear roads, parking lots, and private garages to allow vehicles to come and go without having accidents. So here’s what you need to know about handling Rock Salts and Ice Melts.

How to Keep Salt from Burning Your Hands? 

Always use gloves when applying both rock salt and calcium ice melt.  Another option that is most efficient is to spread salt with a walk-behind spreader like the one shown here.  These are also available for sale or rent at our store. 

Why Does My Rock Salt Ice Sweat?

If your ice melt is sweating or clumping, it is likely due to moisture.  Even if kept safe from precipitation, salt can absorb moisture out of the air when humidity exceeds 75%.  Always store salt in a cool, dry area to keep it in optimal condition.

What Is a Good Price For Rock Salt or Ice Melt? 

Prices on many products have escalated this year, but we have been able to stay level on ice melts for now.  When buying rock salt by the 50lb bag, you should not pay more than $7 or $8 dollars per bag.  We currently offer bag prices at $5.20 and can match any competitor’s price.  Discounts are also available for full pallet quantities.  Calcium flake should run between 20 and 25 dollars per bag.  Again we are below market value at $15.95/ bag. Look through our Rock Salt and Ice Melt offerings

Skid Steer Rental For Snow Removal

Snow removal is part of our daily lives for as long as we have snow. Beautiful to look at, but definitely a lot of work to clean up if you don’t have the right equipment. Here are some frequently asked questions about that. 

How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Skid Steer for Snow Removal? 

Rentals vary depending on the size of the skid steer and the type of snow pusher.  The best value is in a season-long contract where you can pay by engine hours used.  Ask us about options that best suit your snow removal needs. Contact us to learn more!

Do I Need a License for Snow Removal?

A special license is not required to operate a skid steer.  However, proper training from a skilled operator is recommended.