Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do you plow residential driveways?
At this time our business model does not include any residential services.
2. Why do you come before the storm starts and put salt on my property?

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The term “pre-salting” refers to an application of road salt before a storm arrives. so when the first precipitation (snow or ice) falls, it will melt as it is falling and create a brine (water + sodium chloride or salt). When a brine layer is on the roadway prior to buildup of snow/ice it will prevent adhesion to the surface (asphalt or concrete) thus making it easier to plow off.
3. Why is the road salt purple sometimes?
When you see a color in the mix it is due to an additive. The additive effectively lowers the freezing point. When the road surface temperatures drop to the low 20’s straight sodium chloride rock salt becomes less effective. You need to apply more product per square foot to achieve melting point. An additive will make the process more efficient using much less product.
4. Why are there so many different types of chemicals listed on bags of ice melt?
Ice melt products can be a variety of different chemicals or mixture of chemicals. They all have different attributes. Some melt in lower temperatures, some are more environmentally friendly, some are less corrosive. All have their place in the process and science behind them. Our goal is to provide our customer the most cost efficient product for the surface temperature and conditions at the time.
5. When do you start plowing?
Typically plowing operations begin when approximately 2-3” of snow are on the ground, however, contract terms can change those parameters.
6. Can you provide an insurance certificate for commercial liability?
We are fully licensed in New Jersey and have commercial liability Acord Certificates available upon request.