The cost to keep the ice and snow off parking lots are going up. Road salt on the rise, yes the prices are going up more than 50% compared to last season. According to News 5, a water leak affecting the Cargill salt mine has also been a factor. Morton Salt is having to pick up the slack in supplying the municipalities in Northeast Ohio. Last winter, the average cost was $55.00 per ton. The average cost for the 2018-19 season has risen to $110.00 per ton, and we at B-Sharp Property Maintenance expect it to increase well beyond that.
It is unfortunate that the road salt prices are on the rise and have increased so dramatically. B-Sharp Property Maintenance is and will continue to do everything we can do to keep the price as low as possible for our customers. The way we can do this is by buying early to stockpile. We are asking all our current customers to get there Contact in by Sept.15, 2018 to lock in your seasonal price. This will save on your snow and ice management cost. There are other options we are looking into. One is liquid calcium chloride that would be added to our salt. Another option would be to add liquid spray tanks to our trucks and spray brine. Either one of these ideas would work, it’s just implementing them.