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How to Store Salt for the Winter

How to store salt for the winter

While road salt never expires, it can easily be ruined if it is exposed to moisture. Knowing how to store salt for the winter will help keep it safe and secure throughout the year, ensuring that you will have enough salt stored for the next winter storm. At Commander Warehouse, we understand how important it is to keep road salt stored in a secure space. That is why we carry a selection of salt and sand storage containers that are perfect for storing road salt in the off season.

How to Store Salt Until Wintertime

Salt should be stored in a cool, dry place that only experiences slight changes in the temperature throughout the year. It is always a good idea to keep salt in an airtight container to prevent moisture from damaging it, causing it to clump together and a layer of crust to form on the outside of the pile. Since salt should never be exposed to rain or snow, either from below or above the stockpile, it is also a good idea to keep salt stored on waterproof pads. When storing salt, make sure to pay attention to humidity levels, as salt can absorb moisture from the air if the humidity gets too high.

Best Storage Option for Salt

Salt and sand storage containers provide the perfect solution for storing road salt throughout the year, as they are water resistant, double walled, lockable, impact resistant, and forklift accessible, making them easy to move in the event that too much moisture is making it into the storage area where the containers are kept. While salt and sand storage containers are water resistant, it is still important to keep them stored inside a building or under cover to help eliminate the chances of any spilled salt contaminating groundwater.

How Much Salt Should You Store?

The amount of salt that your business should store throughout the year will vary depending on how much salt you typically use. In most cases, it is a good idea to store the minimum amount that you would need to spread throughout a typical winter. Storing enough road salt in the off season will help save you time and money in the long run, as you will not have to worry about trying to replenish your stockpile when salt is in high demand.

If you would like to learn more about how to store salt for the winter, or if you are interested in our salt and sand storage containers, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of our four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on our website.


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