Gritting Myths - UK Gritting
GRITTING MYTHS Myth 1: “Salt will melt ice at any temperature.” Not true. Salt works by lowering the temperature at which water will freeze, and this prevents ice forming on the roads. The more concentrated the salt, the lower the freezing point, but ...
How do you clear snow
There are two methods of clearance - pedestrian and mechanical. The method used depends on the size of the area and accessibility of mechanical equipment. Pedestrian snow clearance Areas like pavements, footpaths and pedestrian routes to/from car ...
How much of the area is cleared
We agree this when defining and setting up your contract. Our standard mechanical clearance service includes: one third of car parking spaces (for instance those closest to the building, visitors bays and disabled allocated parking). All service and ...
How do you decide whether to clear snow
UK Gritting Services seasonal operators will clear snow from pedestrian areas if they record an average of 2cm or more snow on the ground when at your site. The area will also be gritted upon clearance. In the case of mechanical snow clearance. the ...
What time is the snow cleared
We schedule mechanical snow clearance so that it coincides with the predicted end of tthe snowfall. If there is prolonged snowfall, this may mean that your site may not be cleared for more than a day. We can arrange for regular clearance if needed, ...