Winter is practically here, so break out the winter jackets and snow tires. Many people do not relish the season of cold mornings, snowy days, and even colder nights. With winter comes snow, ice, and everything in between on our sidewalks, front lawns, and roads. Take heart, though, because an effective way to keep your walkways, driveway, and roads clear of ice and snow is salt spreading in Boston, MA. Here are a few of the many benefits that come with salt spreading in the winter.
Safer For Pedestrians
Whether people are walking to work or around the block when sidewalks aren’t clear of snow and ice, it increases the risk of slips and falls. In many areas, it is the responsibility of homeowners to clear the snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their houses.
Salt spreading can be used to help ensure that any snow or ice left behind by shovels and sidewalk plows melts quickly and effectively. This reduces the risk of motor vehicle collisions, helping to prevent accidents and protect pedestrians.
A few bags of salt are often required per season, depending on the number of uses and the surface area you need to cover. If you compare these costs to the cost of a lawsuit from a pedestrian slipping and falling outside of your house, the savings are significant.