Discover how to make brine solutions for roads and harness the advantages of our brine blender, Hilltip BrineMixx™, to take your road de-icing game to the next level.
The Benefits of Salt Brine for Road Maintenance
Salt brine is anti-icing and de-icing. Applying a liquid solution before snowfall or rain forms a protective layer in road pores and cracks, preventing bonding between the road surface and the ice. These factors make snow and ice removal easier when plowing. Additionally, when a liquid solution is applied to an already icy or snowy road, it rapidly starts breaking up the ice from the top, without the need of traction from traffic to get the salt to activate.
Salt Brine Ingredients and Equipment
To make salt brine, you need some essentials to get started. These include salt, water, measuring equipment, and a reliable mixing mechanism, such as our user-friendly brine blender.
Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Brine Making
Salt brine making is straightforward. By following these easy steps, you will achieve the perfect salt-to-water ratio and master the mixing process:
- Make sure the brine blender is clean and ready to use.
- Measure the right amount of salt and water based on the desired ratio.
- Add the salt and water to the tank of the brine blender.
- Switch on the brine blender and let it mix the ingredients.
- Monitor the brine blender as it mixes the ingredients and adjust the brine concentration if needed.
- Stop the brine blender when the brine has reached the desired liquid solution (recommended 23.3% brine solution) and is ready for use. Testing the brine concentration using our salinity tester ensures the desired salt concentration. The tester is included in the kit.
To ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and the people around you, it’s important to use protective gear and to store the brine properly. Remember to adhere to the safety measures while making and handling the brine to avoid any safety risks.
The Ultimate Solution for Brine Making: Hilltip BrineMixx™
Hilltip’s brine blender provides unmatched mixing efficiency and ease of use. Using our liquid system saves money and reduces the environmental impact while achieving the same de-icing results as traditional salt applications.
Our Tips for the Best Results
You can further improve your salt brine usage by adhering to these rules of thumb:
- Consider that the colder the temperature, the higher the salt concentration needs to be.
- Use warm water to help the salt dissolve faster.
- Calibrate the sprayers or spreaders for optimal application rates.
- Monitor the results and adjust the salt concentration based on them.
- Utilize sealed containers to avoid leakages of the brine when stored and transported.