It is important for road safety that our roads are kept free from ice in cold temperatures. That is why local authorities and other public services need to store enough road salt to be able to send out the gritting trucks in freezing weather.
Adverse effects of exposure
It is very important for road salt quality that it is not exposed to rain or snow. According to a study by the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG), a British members’ group of local authorities, failing to store it dry can have serious adverse consequences. First of all, there is the environmental damage where tons of salt stored in the open ends up in waterways. It was also found that after periods of heavy rain, some 15% of the salt stocks were lost.
Why keep stocks of salt?
Weather is and continues to be unpredictable. If it suddenly starts freezing and you have no stock, you cannot buy stock quickly enough. If road salt is stored correctly and dry, you can keep it for a long time without it losing its quality. Naturally, you want this storage to be quick and easy. That is why both small local authorities and larger government organisations opt for a Blommaert salt barn.
Benefits of a salt barn with a sliding roof
As a public authority, you want the salt storage to be carried out efficiently and rapidly. Blommaert boasts 40 years of experience in building sliding roofs and salt barns. By using the right materials and techniques, we will install a salt barn with a guarantee of a very long life
Rainwater can be captured through the rail structure and thus drained away
High residual value because aluminium is 100% recyclable
All welding is carried out in accordance with EN 1090 standards.
Minimal maintenance thanks to the use of high-quality materials.
The aluminium sunroof is made of the high-quality AlMg3 alloy. It is highly salt resistant and is also used for instance in hatch covers on vessels navigating in salt water. All other materials are corrosion resistant. The rail structure is also made of galvanised or metallised steel. All fixing hardware is in stainless steel.
Project support from A to Z
Blommaert takes on the entire project monitoring during construction:
Laying Legioblock® interlocking concrete blocks or erecting retaining walls
Erecting the aluminium sliding roof and/or gate
In addition, a static calculation can be provided for the entire structure.