Road Salt in Winter: Pros & Cons

Road Salt in Winter: Pros & Cons

A common way to clear icy roads and parking lots is to apply a layer of salt, which lowers the freezing temperature of water and melts the ice. Salting roads is standard practice in several states, and many consider it an effective method for preventing...
5 Tips to Protect Your Parking Lot Against Snow Damage

5 Tips to Protect Your Parking Lot Against Snow Damage

Protect from Snow Plows – Even though the intention of snow plows is to help parking lots and roads by clearing them of snow, they can also cause damage. To protect your lot against snow plows, make sure your parking lot is cleaned and rid of any loose objects (i.e....
Preventing Outdoor Same-Level Slips, Trips and Falls

Preventing Outdoor Same-Level Slips, Trips and Falls

By properly maintaining sidewalks, parking lots, curbs and other outdoor pedestrian spaces, winter’s slips, trips and falls can be reduced or eliminated. Slips, trips and falls in outdoor environments can be caused by rain, sleet, ice and snow and particulate...
FEMA Snow Load Safety Guidance

FEMA Snow Load Safety Guidance

Warning Signs of Overstress Conditions during a Snow Event Overstressed roofs typically display some warning signs. Wood and steel structures may show noticeable signs of excessive ceiling or roof sagging before failure. The following warning signs are common in wood,...
Green Your Snow Removal Operations

Green Your Snow Removal Operations

Switch to deicers that have organic or anticorrosive melting agents That bucket of blue-tinged rock salt is a familiar weapon against Old Man Winter, but the environmental drawbacks of sodium chloride will be noticeable in the spring. From killing plants to harming...
Scenes From the History of Snow Removal

Scenes From the History of Snow Removal

In some areas, the weather outside is pretty frightful. And since you’ve no place to go but outside to shovel, get cozy and read about snow removal in the good old days. On A Roll For a good stretch of American history, getting rid of snow was of no great...