Ward Chemical’s liquid calcium chloride plays a key role in helping winter road crews through Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Manitoba meet their demands for dry and safe pavement.
CaCl2 is a natural salt brine that is exothermic and hygroscopic. This ability to release heat in a chemical reaction and attract moisture creates an effective anti-freeze that helps speed up the de-icing process.
In addition to liquid ice control, calcium chloride is also used to freeze-proof sand that is spread on icy roads. With a low freezing point, this natural anti-freeze can ensure piles of sand are free flowing all winter.
Calcium chloride provides effective liquid ice control when applied either before or after a snow or ice storm. When used prior, calcium chloride inhibits the bonding of snow and ice to the pavement, making it easier for snowplows to clear roads down to the bare pavement. Application of this road salt on ice after a storm is essential for winter maintenance, as it melts ice fast and efficiently.
Ward Chemical is the go-to source for liquid calcium chloride for ice control purposes in Western Canada. We are also a distributor of CaCl2 pellets that are great for sprinkling on any icy surface. Contact us today to learn more.