What you need to know about de-icers and salt

What you need to know about de-icers and saltRock salt is beneficial in melting thick layers of ice and snow and one of the first things people reach for when there is bad weather coming. It breaks down the ice on roads and other paved surfaces quite well. It is a matter of safety as ice on steps and walkways is extremely dangerous and leads to numerous injuries every year. De-icers are available that use various chemical variations of salt to melt ice on patios, walkways, and driveways. But as with everything, there are pros and cons. Salt is very soluble and can run off into nearby bodies of water and have a tremendous effect on plants in the area. Here is some information to help you weigh the pros and cons on using salt as a de-icer: Read More

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips and Tricks

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips and Tricks

As winter enters the area some may look forward to the beauty of snow covered trees and yards; while others feel dread at the first site of snow because of the extra time, work and effort that a few inches of the powdery stuff involves when it hits the area. Read More

What type of salt should you use this winter?

“Oh the weather outside is frightful!” Ok, so it may not be quite frightful yet, but when the first sign of snow and ice hits, it might be. We’re all aware, or should be aware, that salt can help de-ice our driveways, sidewalks, and streets to help us move safely along in the wintertime. However, did you know de-icers will damage concrete? Also, did you know that some de-icers are more appropriate for your needs than others? Don’t worry! We’re here to give you all the information you need so you can keep your driveways/sidewalks/walkways, your family, and yourself safe this winter. Read More

How to perfect your snow plow

Winter has just begun, and you know what that means…snow will be making its way to us eventually. While we’re hoping to have a mild winter, it is still essential to be prepared and have your snow plow ready for that first snowfall. Winter weather, and weather in general, is unexpected, and people’s’ reaction to weather is often unexpected as well. Even Ohioans, who often experience plenty of snow and ice during the winter months, don’t handle snow and ice very well each winter. Read More

Is Your Snowblower Ready for Winter?

Snow is most likely the last thing on your mind. Unfortunately, winter is just around the corner and snow might be coming our way sooner than expected. If you have a snowblower, there are some things you will want to do to prepare for the first inevitable snowfall. Read More