We provide comprehensive ice management strategies to ensure zero operational interruptions, safe access, and to make sure your property is not in liability. Depending on the property specifications, we apply either a brine solution or an organic grade de-icing compound.
Black ice, which is otherwise referred to as "the ultimate invisible hazard" in the winter service industry, could result in severe injury, or death if not taken seriously. To avoid serious injury, significant insurance premiums, and ultimately protect the property from being sued in the event of an accident. It is critical for commercial, retail businesses and residential strata properties to have a well-designed ice management strategy in place.
As a leader in the winter service industry, we felt it was critical for us as an organization to build a comprehensive supply chain that ensures we have sufficient stock and a flowing supply of de-icing materials, no matter the conditions. During the 2016-2017 & 2021-2022 winter seasons, while other companies ran out of salt and were using sand only, we were applying salt to properties we service.
Does your current winter service provider know how to handle a freezing rain event? For Greater Vancouver to experience freezing rain, is rare, but known to happen. With such a rare event, an inexperienced provider may not know how to properly de-ice in such a scenario, which would put you into extreme risk for an accident on your property. With over 35 combined years of experience in winter management, we know how to properly handle extreme weather events that pose a risk to your property, and keep you out of liability.
Many companies in the winter service industry prefer to use rock salt as their primary de-icing agent. However, there are many downsides for using this type of product. Our primary de-icing agent is formulated from beet extract. Our product is pet friendly and certifed safe for sensitive habitats. Our de-icing agent works up to -20° and is significantly less corrosive than standard rock salt.
Brine solution is a combination of salt and water that has a freezing point lower than water. Brine can be made with sodium chloride, calcium chloride or magnesium chloride. We prefer to utilize a calcium chloride solution as it is 90% less corrisive than the alternative mixtures.