Winkler Structures’ specialty fabric and steel: The perfect solution for salt storage
While salt usage is beneficial for the safety of vehicles on the road, there are some negative impacts associated with this mineral. According to the Smithsonian Magazine, road salt pollution can be a substantial issue for the surrounding environment. From the contamination drinking water sources to its ability to attract deer and moose to busy roadways, salt can be a dangerous roadside addition. In addition, it is an incredibly corrosive material that can be difficult to store.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency noted that even a teaspoon of road salt can permanently contaminate 5 gallons of fresh water as the chloride cannot be removed once it makes contact.
Responsible use and storage of salt is important. A fabric covered building from Winkler Structures is an ideal storage solution for municipalities as the specialty fabric stands up to the corrosive nature of this mineral. A clear span structure will also keep salt contained, and cut down on the chances of environmental pollution.
“The Allied Gatorshield steel used by Winkler Structures resists corrosion.”
Durable fabric and steel material
A fabric building armored with the specialty Winkler Structures fabric withstand against snow, rain and sleet for many years. Its durability ensures the contents inside will not be washed away and potentially impact the health of the surrounding environment.
The specialty polyethylene material is suitable for defense against the weather, but that is not the only protective benefit. While a metal shed will rust and deteriorate when exposed to salt’s corrosive nature, a fabric covered building remains in prime condition for years to come.
In addition, the Allied Gatorshield steel used by Winkler Structures resists corrosion, and it provides 50 percent more zinc than any other metal material.
Flexibility in design
Due to the issues associated with salt, many municipalities may be interested in utilizing different materials to make the roadways safer when icy and snowy weather strikes. Each building can be customized and expanded to accommodate a growing facility where individuals are interested in incorporating the use of safer and less environmentally harmful materials, such as beet juice or cheese brine.
The town of Dundas, Ontario, for example, was seeking an immediate solution for sand and salt storage. However, they also wanted to construct a building that could be expanded in the future. Professionals at Winkler Structures were able to incorporate interlocking concrete blocks as the pony wall into the design, making it easier to expand the fabric building in the coming years.
With Winkler Structures, municipalities can feel confident they will be able to construct and design a clear span building that will meet there needs now and down the road should they find themselves in need of additional storage for more supplies.
Compliance with regulations
Every region has different rules and regulations for the construction of buildings as well as the storage of salt and stand for local roadways. Because Winkler Structures customizes each fabric covered building it designs, compliance is simple in any region.
Winkler Structures are also quickly and easily erected. For example, if a municipality wants to change their current storage location to accommodate any updates to regulations, such as proximity to a fresh water source, a fabric building from Winkler Structures can be moved with astounding efficiency.
If you are searching for a salt storage solution that withstands the corrosive nature of these materials, will meet changing needs and can be designed to adhere to local laws, look no further than a fabric covered building from Winkler Structures. Reach out to a professional today to learn more about the product and services we offer.