The Difference Between”Deicing VS. Anti-icing?”

The Difference Between”Deicing VS. Anti-icing?”

Weather in Ontario can be very unpredictable and for those of us that work in the industry of snow removal, it’s a big job to manage these hazards in order to maintain safe conditions before, during, and after a snowstorm. Being extremely reactive and proactive is essential to the job.

Anti-icing is a proactive method that’s used to prevent snow and ice from bonding to surfaces on roads, driveways, walkways, and sidewalks. When the trucks hit the streets spreading road salt before we even see a hint of snow, you can be sure a snowstorm is about to hit and this would be a prime example of an anti-icing process.  Alternatively, there is a liquid calcium spread which is highly effective and currently one of the leading ways to  reduce the amount of icing and put some ease back into the job after a snowstorm.  

Deicing is a reactive method that typically involves the use of road salt or liquid calcium to melt the snow and ice after a snowstorm.  Of course road salt is the more common and traditional form of deicing that most household owners use as well. However, for those who are dealing with larger areas such as commercial properties, liquid calcium can also be used and applied to solids to speed up the process and make plowing much easier.
Draglam Salt is a reliable source and Ontario’s supplier of choice for bulk and bagged salt services. Call their 24-hour salt hotline to inquire about road salt delivery for your snow removal company.


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