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Tips on Getting Your Home Winter Ready

Tips on Getting Your Home Winter Ready

Preparing your home to be winter ready should be a primary concern for any homeowner. It will save you time and money as well as ensure the safety of family and friends. Some options you should consider include sealing drafts, furnace maintenance and buying bulk deicing salt.

On average we lose 10 – 25 percent of our home’s heat through its windows. Replacing old drafty windows might not be a viable option. However, you can still temporary fix these issues with cost efficient alternatives such as caulking or weather snakes.

Home Inspection

Scheduling a professional to examine your furnace is another way to ensure your home is winter ready. A professional will examine your furnace and the dispersion of heating throughout your house. Verifying your furnace is working correctly is paramount, especially at the beginning of winter when the sudden drop in temperature could lead to frozen pipes.

Use Bulk Salt

In addition to preparing the inside of your home to withstand the cold, you should be equally as mindful of the area outside your home. Preparing yourself with bulk salt will mitigate the dangers of icy walkways. By purchasing bulk salt, you’ll have the piece of mind of being prepared for any sudden snow or freeze for the entirety of winter. Insider tip: Consider keeping a small supply of the bulk salt in you vehicle with your emergency kit as a precaution.

When winter hits, you want to be sure you’re prepared. With more than 25 years of experience, Draglam Salt provides the highest quality deicing salt to ensure a safe environment for you and your family.


Three Best Ways to Store Your Bulk Salt

Three Best Ways to Store Your Bulk Salt

Surviving the harsh Canadian winters can be tough, especially when faced with mountains of snow and ice-covered roads. Salt is high on the list of essential winter survival tools, as it is absolutely necessary protecting your home and roads from the dangers of ice.

Buying individual bags of salt can be expensive and time consuming, which is why bulk salt is a lifesaver. But where do you keep 1,000 pounds of salt once the grasp of winter begins to ease up? Bulk salt left out in the open can quickly deteriorate if exposed to moisture or heavy wind, so it’s important to store your salt properly. Here are the three most effective salt storage solutions:

  1. Tarps

Tarps are a cheap, effective, and easy salt storage solution, but can be a bit of an eye sore. This option is great for those with limited space, and it allows you to choose where to store your salt. However, tarps are not always ideal; they can get buried in snow, blown away in heavy winds, and can leave salt stains on your property.

  1. Storage Bins

Storage bins are one of the better ways to store your bulk salt. They’re sturdy, fairly inexpensive, and even portable depending on the bin you choose. However, they don’t hold much salt compared to other salt storage options, making you might need multiple bins which can quickly become inconvenient.

  1. Salt Storage Domes

Salt storage domes are by far the best option in this list. They’re affordable, built specifically for the purpose of salt storage, and can be easily moved or disassembled if need be. Salt storage domes can hold a large amount of salt if you require it for plowing or commercial purposes.

If you’re looking for bulk salt for your business or commercial property, contact Draglam Salt Ontario’s professional and expert rock and road salt supplier!

Three Uses For Bulk Road Salt

Three Uses For Bulk Road Salt

Harsh winter weather can lead to dangerous road conditions, an unavoidable part of our harsh Canadian winters. Winter road salt is the most popular and effective solution to icy or snowy roads, but it can be pricey and inconvenient to keep going back to the store every time you need a bag. Draglam salt is an Ontario deicing salt supplier serving Brampton, Toronto, Concord, Pickering, and more. Bulk winter road salt is convenient and affordable, so consider some of the many ways you could benefit from a bulk deicing salt supplier this winter.

Driveway and walkway safety

Deicing salt can be applied to driveways and walkways to quickly eliminate built up ice and snow. Your local deicing salt supplier most likely offers products that are made for home use to avoid stains or salt buildup.

Road salt and deicing

Salt and deicing compounds are essential for public safety on and off the roads. Whether your snowplow missed a spot on your road, or you just want to be extra cautious, a deicing salt supplier can provide you with the tools you need to survive the winter.

Preemptive damage control

The buildup of heavy snow and thick ice can cause damage to your driveway, walkway, steps, and other property. By obtaining bulk salt from Draglam Salt, you can cover vulnerable spaces to ensure they don’t get damaged throughout the long winter.

The Benefits of Buying Salt in Bulk

The Benefits of Buying Salt in Bulk

If you live in Canada, or any other similar climate, winter road salt is essential for your safety on and off the road. Winter road salt has been proven to provide traction by cutting through ice, in turn increasing overall driver and pedestrian safety. Whether it’s excess snow or slippery ice, winter weather can threaten your safety and ability as a driver on public roads. Road salt is an absolute essential, and in particularly bad winters the price can really add up.

If you usually buy road salt from a local hardware or garden store, you might not know how much you could save with bulk salt prices. If you plan on buying lots of salt over the course of the winter, consider the benefits to buying in bulk from your local supplier.


Many salt suppliers can provide delivery and discounts when you purchase salt in bulk. Delivery can save you from making a risky trip to the hardware store during poor conditions, allowing you to safeguard your property from the threat of a winter storm. Ask your local supplier about their bulk salt prices.


Since you’ll likely be relying on road salt throughout the entire winter, having a stockpile of bulk salt on hand can provide safety and peace of mind. Plus, bulk salt prices are generally much more affordable than individual bags.


Finally, buying salt in bulk can provide substantial savings in the long run. Bulk salt is currently at the low end of the spectrum, meaning you can save money on a winter essential that has a guaranteed application for months to come. Contact Draglam Salt, for your property and business salt deicing needs. Stay ahead of the snow this winter season with delivery you can count on!

Ask a Deicing Salt Supplier: A Buying Guide

Ask a Deicing Salt Supplier: A Buying Guide

If you own a business, chances are you’ll be buying deicing salt in large quantities once the winter hits. But with all the different ways to purchase deicing salt, it can be confusing to figure out what to buy.

To help you determine which product best fits your needs, we’ve asked a deicing salt supplier to break down a few popular options:

Bulk Treated Salt

This variety is treated with a liquid called magnesium chloride, which makes it much stronger and more effective than salt alone – so you’ll be using 20 to 30 percent less salt. If you have environmental concerns or are worried about causing damage to your concrete, this is a good option as it is less damaging to vegetation and less corrosive than traditional salt.

Winter Sand & Bulk Salt Mix

With 75 percent winter sand and 25 percent bulk salt, this hybrid is best for traction on thick, icy surfaces, or snow-covered roads. Depending on your needs, you could alter the ratio to your liking as the salt can be added in very small amounts if desired since it’s added to sand to prevent it from freezing.

Bulk Salt Sacks

If you are looking to purchase exceptionally large quantities of deicing salt for your commercial property, bulk salt sacks are a great option. The sacks generate less waste and are easier to work with for large spaces since your deicing salt technician won’t have to constantly open small bags.

If you have questions about which deicing salt product is best for your business, or if you want to explore additional options, contact Draglam Salt in Oakville.

Bulk Road Salt in Oshawa

Bulk Road Salt in Oshawa

Oshawa has a long association with cars, so it’s only fitting that Draglam Salt, Canada’s largest bulk salt distributor has two locations in the city. The Oshawa Docks salt distributor provides bulk orders of salt to people and businesses in the area.


Oshawa Docks salt provider is located a few minutes south of Highway 401, and just north of Oshawa Harbour. For their hours you can refer to their locations page on their website. Currently the Oshawa Docks location is closed, but it will be open for the winter season which runs from November 15th to April 15th.

The Advantages of Bulk and Delivery

Since the Oshawa Docks location only provides bulk orders of salt, we’d like to tell you a little about the advantages of having a bulk order of salt delivered. Bulk orders are available from 1 tonne, up to 42 tonnes. Ordering from Oshawa Docks salt provider can save your business money. Having the salt delivered streamlines your winter maintenance routines and makes it more convenient.

Excess Salt

One concern you may have ordering in bulk from the Oshawa Docks salt provider is whether or not you will have excess salt at the end of the season. If you do not want to store remaining salt you can return it to several of their locations.

So if you need bulk salt in Oshawa, consider ordering from Oshawa Docks salt provider.

De-Icing with Experts at Oshawa Yard

De-Icing with Experts at Oshawa Yard

Draglam Salt has two locations in Oshawa, but unlike their Oshawa Docks location, the Oshawa Yards salt provider remains open all year long, and provides a variety of products. A notable de-icing product our Oshawa Yards salt provider carries is Landscaper’s Choice Ice Melter.

The Difference between Road Salt and Ice Melter

I recommend you speak to their expert staff at the Oshawa Yards salt provider to determine whether road salt, or Landscaper’s Choice Ice Melter is right for your needs. But here are a few reasons why you might choose to use Landscaper’s Choice:

  • Environmentally friendly. Landscaper’s Choice is Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) rather than salt and has less of an effect on the environment.
  • Less Harmful to Vegetation. When used as directed Landscaper’s Choice is designed to work without harming trees, grass, or other plant life.
  • Won’t corrode metal. Landscaper’s Choice creates a bond between the surface and ice to prevent corrosion, eliminating corrosion – one of the frustrating aspects of using road salt.
  • Safer to use. A less corrosive formula also means that you don’t need protective clothing in order to use it.
  • Easier to use. The formula is designed to resist clumping so it disperses more easily.

When Road Salt is Your Preference

The Oshawa Yard salt provider still specializes in road salt because it combines economy and effectiveness that makes it indispensable for many businesses.

Visit Draglam Salt’s Oshawa Yard salt provider to learn about what de-icing products will best serve your needs.