Arctic management has a Zero-Tolerance for snow and ice!
Ice is a very serious condition, and we tackle it with utmost respect.
Just when you think the storm is over, the Sun comes out, creating a new set of challenges. The snow and ice packs will begin to melt resulting in slush on the pavement making it difficult to navigate. Slippery and icy conditions start all over again as the temperate drops.
We have fleet of the best salt trucks in NJ.
They are equipped with hydraulic, oversized, V-Box style Salt Spreaders. Liquid Calcium tanks and sprayers were innovatively installed to spread the calcium and rock salt to reach concealed spaces and treat rough ice patches.
De-icing is defined as removal of existing, snow ice, frost, etc., from a surface.
Anti-icing is understood to be the application of chemicals that not only de-ice, but remain on a surface and continue to delay the reformation of ice up to a certain period of time, or prevent adhesion of ice to make mechanical removal easier.
De-icing can be accomplished by mechanical methods (scraping, pushing); through the application of heat; by use of dry or liquid chemicals designed to lower the freezing point of water or by a combination of these different techniques.
Anti-icing techniques involve the application of chemicals—commonly called deicing chemicals—to the pavement to lower the freezing point of water. This prevents a strong bond from forming between the pavement surface and the frost or snow. As a result, the road stays wet or slushy, rather than icy. This makes driving safer and plowing operations easier. In contrast, traditional deicing methods involve breaking the bond that has already formed between the precipitation and the pavement. For an anti-icing strategy to work, the chemicals must be applied at the right time. By using advanced weather information technologies, highway departments can pinpoint exactly when and where to begin their anti-icing operations.
Materials & Chemicals
Rock Salt is only used.
We have learned that sand is an effective de-icing material. It also leads to an unsightly clean up in the spring, as well as tracking dirt into your facility. Site safety is our priority, not saving money on de-icing materials.
Liquid Calcium Chloride is offered as a de-icing alternative. While rock salt is effective down to a range of 19 degrees, Liquid Calcium Chloride will effectively melt ice at temperatures below -20 degrees. This makes this material a powerful agent when combating ice.
Calcium chloride, CaCl2, is a salt of calcium andchlorine. It behaves as a typical ionic halide, and is solid at room temperature. Common applications include brine for refrigeration plants, ice and dust control on roads, and desiccation. Because of its hygroscopic nature, anhydrous calcium chloride must be kept in tightly-sealed air-tight containers.
Rock Salt (Halite)
Halite (pronounced /ˈhælaɪt/), commonly known as rock salt, is the mineral form of sodium chloride (NaCl). Halite forms isometric crystals. The mineral is typically colorless or white, but may also be light blue, dark blue, purple, pink, red, orange, yellow or gray depending on the amount and type of impurities.