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Welcome to Preferred Salt: Supplier of Premium Salt & Deicer Products




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  1. Who we are

    Nice to meet you!

    Preferred Salt is a supplier of bulk and bagged road salt throughout southern Ontario and lower Michigan. If you are a snow removal contractor and are looking for a salt supplier we can provide you with the bulk salt that you need for that purpose. All of our salt is stored indoors at all times ensuring that we provide our customers with only the driest and best of product.



  2. We carry ClearLane

    you’ll love it!

    We are proud to announce we carry and sell ClearLane Safe Chemical Deicer from Cargill! This premium pre-wetted deicer is extremely effective and one of our personal favourite deicers. For more information download the brochure here.
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  3. Proudly a Canadian Company

    Nobody Knows Winter Better

    O'CANADA

    Located in Chatham-Kent, Ontario an hour from two US border crossings and provide shipping anywhere in Ontario or the United States. We are a sister company to Preferred Transport and our trucks are available for delivery unless you decide to pick up your own load.

    Family Owned & Operated

    Our company is family owned and operated. We take great pride in customer satisfaction and we all work hard to ensure we delivery high quality products and strive to improve customer experience. We cant wait to meet you!






Road Salt

How it Works

“Road salts work by lowering the freezing point of water. When snow or ice accumulates it forms a bond with the surface of a roadway or sidewalk. Road salts dissolve with the available water in snow or ice to form brine. The brine breaks the bond of ice or snow to the surface of the roadway by lowering the freezing temperature.”
– www.riversides.org





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Detroit
Salt Rock Salt

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Cargill Clearlane
Deicer

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Thawrox premier
deicing product

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Kissner Landscaper’s Choice Deicer

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Kissner Ice
Patrol Bagged Salt

20 & 40kg bags

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OUR BLOG

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Welcome to our new site.

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Welcome to our new site!

Welcome to our new site.

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Rock Salt

ROCK SALT has a, “dry” density of approx. 1.28 tonnes/cu.metre, and a “wet” density of approximately 1.44 tonnes per cubic metre.  These figures are only a guide, because the density will depend upon the source of the salt,

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Rock Salt

ROCK SALT has a, “dry” density of approx. 1.28 tonnes/cu.metre, and a “wet” density of approximately 1.44 tonnes per cubic metre.  These figures are only a guide, because the density will depend upon the source of the salt, the grading and the moisture content.

It is an extremely quick and easy test to find the actual moisture content and density of the the salt you have delivered or have in stockpiles if you require more accurate figures, you really should be performing this testing on a regular basis.

SALT HAS VERY LITTLE EFFECT IN MELTING SNOW AND ICE BELOW THE TEMPERATURE OF MINUS 9 DEGREES CENTIGRADE

You will get an improvement in grip for vehicle wheels when using rock salt below minus 9 degrees centigrade from the physical action of the gritty nature of the salt improving friction, but not until the temperature rises above minus 9 degrees centigrade (or there abouts) will the ice/snow will start to melt.

RATES OF SPREAD OF ROAD SALT

The following rates are a GUIDE to salting, the actual rate will depend upon the road conditions, residual salinity, and severity of predicted weather conditions.

This table of SUGGESTED rates of spread is for impervious road surfaces, using rock salt specified to BS 3247.
Frost or ice after dry conditions………………………..10 – 15 grammes/sq. metre
Frost or ice after rainfall/wet conditions………………. 20 – 40
Snowfall…………………………………………….. 20 – 40

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Salt Storage

Salt never loses its capability to melt snow and ice no matter how long it is stored. Rock salt is already between 210 and 320 million years old when it is mined. Carrying over salt on storage piles

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Salt Storage

Salt never loses its capability to melt snow and ice no matter how long it is stored. Rock salt is already between 210 and 320 million years old when it is mined. Carrying over salt on storage piles to the next year or even longer does not diminish the salt’s melting power. There is no loss to moisture from the air if salt is stored properly. Salt does not absorb moisture until the humidity reaches 75 percent. Any absorbed moisture will evaporate when the humidity falls below 75 percent. Any resulting thin crust on the surface of the salt is easily broken up.

Salt, however, can be lost to precipitation. Storage piles, whether large or small, should never be left exposed to rain or snow. A permanent under-roof storage facility is best for protecting salt. If this is not possible, then outside piles should be built on impermeable bituminous pads and covered with one of the many types of temporary waterproof materials, such as tarpaulins and polyethylene. These two rules – under cover and on a pad – will also prevent environmental problems from salt-laden runoff.

Storage in a roofed enclosure will:

  • Prevent formation of lumpy salt that is difficult to handle with loaders and to move through spreaders
  • Eliminate the possibility of contaminating streams and wells with salt runoff
  • Eliminate salt loss through dissolving and runoff

Salt storage also an “insurance policy” that enables an agency to take delivery of its salt requirements so that when storms hit and everyone is scrambling, your community will know its crews have what they need to keep the roads safe and accessible. A good guideline for salt storage capacity is to have, under roof, enough salt for a full, average winter.

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Our Phones

Phone

+519-809-5530

Our friendly customer service staff can also be reached
Toll Free (1-800-265-0565) or via Fax (519-352-5730)


Location

Gmail

9565 Longwoods Rd, Chatham-Kent, ON N7M 5J7


Information

Email

aaron@preferredtrsp.com

If you are interested in learning more about our product line or wish to request a quote please email our team


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