Road salt becomes a very profitable business when the winter months hit us. Motorists need it for traveling, companies need it so their customers can get to them, and snow removal contractors rely on it to help their clients keep roads and lots clear. Buying road salt in bulk saves time and money, so it needs to be protected and that’s where salt storage domes come in.
Why Salt Domes are Useful
If you’re part of a business that uses large amounts of road salt, a dome is a great way to protect your investment. Buying salt in bulk will save you money, while having it on hand and accessible will save you time. Both are essential to running a successful business. Salt storage domes can also be used as a safe and secure place to store equipment, vehicles and tools.
Are All Domes Created Equal?
Like most products on the market, there are many different types and models when it comes to salt storage domes. But, there are some qualities and specifications you should look for before making a purchase, and of course, you should be buying from a company you can trust. Draglam Salt is that company. With over 25 years of experience dealing with road salt, we are the go to company for salt storage domes and road salt.
What to Look for Before Purchasing a Salt Storage Dome
Size – This really comes down to individual preference. Depending on the size of the equipment you use, the amount of salt needed and the space you have will determine the dome size you will need. Make sure that there is enough clearance for all trucks, loaders or plows to be able to drive inside and maneuver around the dome easily and safely.
Cover – The cover on your dome should offer natural ventilation and natural light. You also want to make sure that it’s extremely waterproof and will keep out any and all moisture and condensation.
Safety and Accessibility – You will want to pick a location where access to the dome is directly connected to main roads and where truck and plow drivers can see and be seen. Also, make sure to have all the proper signage to warn motorists that trucks will be entering and leaving this area. A fence around the structure will work as an extra deterrent to keep unauthorized persons out. And of course, have some sort of locking mechanism on the door or doors of the dome.
Legality – You want to make sure that the salt storage dome you buy suits the zoning bylaws that are in effect in your area. Make sure to also get all required permits needed before construction.
If you’re thinking of buying a salt storage dome, make sure you contact Draglam Salt first. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to answer any questions you may have, as well as being the best choice for salt storage domes, bulk salt, road salt and deicing salt.