Why should You Include Calcium Chloride In Winter Operations.

Calcium Chloride has been a major part of winter operations for decades. Michigan DOT released it’s first results from a study in the early 1970’s, showing the 30% reduction during prewetting for rock salt.

Then in 2006, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation released their study and verified those same results.

Then recently, Michigan DOT repeated their study and showed beyond a doubt the cost savings of prewetting. They have been sharing these results with other agencies across the country.

When rock salt is prewetted with Calcium Chloride & Calcium Chloride W/ BOOST, it provides:

• Fast ice-melting action

• Improved low-temperature performance

• Fewer losses from bounce and scatter

• High-quality road-maintenance service

• Overall reduced ice-melting cost

Prewetting abrasives, such as sand and cinders with Calcium Chloride & Calcium Chloride W/BOOST results in:inders, wiDOWresults in:

• Better imbedding of the material in packed snow and ice

• Improved traction

• Fewer losses from bounce and scatter

With cold weather approaching and snow in the forecast, calcium chloride w/Boost it will improve service for your residents, increase safety and reduce cost for your agency.


About Dave Budd

Vice President of Product Development and Marketing, Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. Serving Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky. Retired Michigan DOT, October 2010 after 32 years experience in Maintenance/Operations. Specializing in winter operations and liquid de-icers and anti-icers.
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