Keep up to date with the weather and don't get caught out. Better still stock up with rock salt well before the cold weather. It's better to be safe than sorry. There are 3 good reasons as to why you should get your rock salt and winter accessories early.
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30 January 2013
The snow finally arrived over the last couple of weeks. Schools and airports were closed as well as major disruption to the road and rail networks. Many people were caught out, but yet it's so easy to prepare for bad weather by stocking up on rock salt. Even when the snow starts to melt it introduces the added danger of refreezing at night and turning to ice. Black ice is a common cause of accidents on the roads and walkways.
The price is still under £90 per tonne exclusive of VAT and including delivery for bulk bags of rock salt. It's a very cost effective way to keep everybody safe when the conditions get slippery.
Who knows if more snow and ice is on the way but there's definitely a high possibility of more freezing conditions over the next couple of months. Brown rock salt is the cheaper variety of salt and can be bought on pallets either containing pre-sealed 20kg bags or large bulk bags which are especially useful for storing in grit bins or spreading over large areas.
For people concerned about salt being walked into their business or home and ruining the carpets or floors, white salt can be bought in 20kg bags and will not leave any residue after melting.
Derbyshire Aggregates Ltd, who have a dedicated Rock Salt website always advise people to stay one step ahead. Buying brown rock salt or the cleaner white rock salt now is the ideal opportunity to stock up ready for the next big freeze. Storing in grit bins or buying the 20kg bags prevents the salt losing it's effectiveness.
21 January 2013
The snow has finally arrived and led to the closing of schools and airports as well as major disruption to the road and rail network. The Met Office has said that the coming week will see even more snow spread across the entire country and issued "Be Prepared" warnings. Even once the snow stops the temperatures will still remain below zero. This will make the conditions on our paths and roads even more treacherous with snow turning to ice.
One way to make sure we don't suffer injuries by slipping on ice is to spread rock salt on our paths at home or around our businesses. At only just over £100 per tonne of rock salt it's a very cost effective way to keep everybody safe.
Keeping rock salt in the boot of your car is always handy to prevent you getting caught out too. You might only need a bit of traction to get you on your way. Derbyshire Aggregates Ltd have 2 different types of rock salt available all year round. Brown rock salt is the cheaper variety and can be bought on pallets either containing pre-sealed 20kg bags or large bulk bags which are especially useful for storing in grit bins or spreading over large areas. This is the more cost effective option.
For people concerned about salt being walked into their business or home and ruining their carpets or floors, white salt can be bought in 20kg bags and will not leave any residue after melting.
A spokesman from Derbyshire Aggregates Ltd who run the rocksalt.co.uk website said "This time of year many people leave it until the last minute to buy their rock salt. Luckily we can offer next day delivery to the majority of the UK." Bundles of everything you need to stay safe are available too. They can offer brown rock salt or white salt and snow shovels and 2 sizes of grit bins for the safe storage of your salt.