Gritting private roads

28th July, 2014

We all know what a danger ice can be. If you live in an exposed area or on a steep incline, chances are you have to watch your step the minute you step out of your home during the winter months. Fortunately for businesses the Highways Agency will grit major roads, though organising private road gritting is the responsibility of the land owner. If you are responsible for gritting your own roads and walkways it pays to be proactive in your approach.

We would recommend having a gritting and snow clearance plan in place before the winter sets in, because if you are not proactive with the gritting of your roads and footpaths there is very little you can do once ice has formed. If you attempt to spread salt onto an area that is already below -9 degrees Celcius it will have little effect, as the solid salt will be unable to penetrate the ice to begin the dissolving process.

At Ice Watch we worry about gritting so you don't have to. Our highly skilled team monitor weather forecasts in your area around the clock, and will act quickly at the first sign of potential icy conditions. The geographical landscape and varying weather patterns mean that no two sites are the same so, thanks to our thorough understanding of regional areas, we provide our clients with a bespoke service to suit their individual needs.

If you would like to discuss putting a plan in place for your business, do not hesitate to get in touch.

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