Snow control is an important process to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on roads, sidewalks and other surfaces during the cold winter months or to melt them. Salt is a commonly used material in this process. Here is the importance of salt in the fight against snow:

  1. Melting Feature: Salt has an effect that accelerates the melting of snow and ice. When salt comes into contact with snow, it lowers the freezing point of the surrounding water, allowing snow and ice to melt. In this way, it is possible to dissolve snow and ice on salt-applied surfaces and to provide a safer passage.

  2. Reduces Slippery: Salt reduces the slipperiness of snow and ice, making surfaces safer. The risk of vehicles and pedestrians slipping and falling is reduced on roads and pavements treated with salt. This helps prevent traffic accidents and injuries.

  3. Cost-Effectiveness: Salt is one of the most economical and common materials used to combat snow. Salt is more readily available and less costly than other alternative materials. Therefore, it is a preferred option for cleaning large areas and wide roads.

  4. Easy Applicability: Salt is an easily applicable material. Salt grains start the melting process quickly when sprinkled on snow and icy surfaces. Also, the salt is easy to distribute and clean.

  5. Efficiency and Fast Results: Provides effective results by rapidly melting salt, snow and ice. Shortly after the salt is applied, the snow and ice on the surface begin to melt and a clean surface is obtained. This makes the snow-fighting process faster and more effective.