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Salt and sand help with icy roads, but proper storage of materials is critical.

Salt and sand storage for winter roads

Ice and snow are on their way as temperatures drop and Old Man Winter creeps in. Roads can quickly become very dangerous as temperatures dip below freezing. To protect drivers, proper winter road maintenance is necessary.

According to U.S. Roads Road Management Journal, chemical de-icers and sand ensure roadways are safer for those who travel on icy roads. However, due to their potential environmental impact, it is critical that road maintenance personnel ensure proper and safe storage of these materials.

Understand guidelines and laws

Each state has unique rules pertaining to the lawful storage of road salt. For example, in Michigan, solid salt cannot be stored within 50 feet of a water source, such as a wetland, stream, lake or shore. Industry professionals must be aware of current restrictions or guidelines pertaining to salt storage in their home states.

“Winkler Structures offers buildings that are immune to most weather conditions.”

Invest in proper structures

Winkler Structures provides an affordable storage solution that is durable and appropriate for salt storage needs. In addition, these canvas buildings can be customized to allow for quick loading and unloading of salt for roads and highways with an open-sided building. The development of side-loading bays allows large trucks to back into the structure and dump or load material quickly and easily.

The cover for these structures lasts 20 to 25 years if properly maintained and the proper containment of salt and sand.

Additionally, Winkler Structures offers buildings that are immune to most weather conditions. Whether it is hailing, snowing or raining, these fabric structures are engineered to withstand the harshest of conditions.

Erecting a Winkler Structure

When building a fabric structure, individuals should check that it is built the appropriate distance from any water sources. Once the area has been selected, it can take as little as 3 to 5 days for the building to be completed and ready for use. In some instances, it can take up to two weeks, but the timeline depends on the size of the foundation used.

Winkler Structures works directly with their clients to ensure the solution matches their unique needs.

Partner with Winkler Structures today and find the affordable and durable solution that protects salt and sand from the fast-approaching harsh winter conditions.

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