Is the price of gritting the formation of pesky potholes? It needn’t be.

By |2024-04-08T13:36:27+01:00April 8th, 2024|Maintenance, Uncategorised|

Gritting the roads during winter plays a crucial role in maintaining safe driving conditions, but have you ever considered how this practice impacts the formation of potholes? Let's delve into the relationship between road gritting and potholes and look into how we can minimise the potential damage. When winter arrives, road maintenance teams across the

How does a hot summer impact winter gritting in the UK?

By |2024-02-27T13:41:06+00:00March 1st, 2024|Uncategorised|

How does extreme heat in the summer impact winter gritting in the UK? Extreme heat in the summer can have various impacts on winter gritting in the UK. One of the main effects is that prolonged heatwaves can cause a depletion of salt reserves used for winter gritting. When temperatures soar in the summer, it

Is there such a thing as over-salting?

By |2024-02-12T10:25:21+00:00February 12th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Is there such a thing as over- salting when gritting? Yes, over-salting when gritting can be a problem. While salt is an effective way to melt ice and snow, using too much salt can harm the environment and even damage infrastructure. Excessive salt can wash into streams, rivers, and lakes all potentially leading to water

Who has responsibility for gritting roads, pavements and car parks?

By |2024-01-09T14:59:22+00:00January 9th, 2024|Uncategorised|

Every year, gritters are essentially deployed to roads to prevent injuries, collisions, and hazardous driving conditions. However, the question of who has responsibility for gritting roads, pavements, carparks, and other private roadways often arises. For business owners and landowners, there is a duty of care to prevent risks due to ice and snow. This could

Why you should consult experts on UK weather preparation

By |2023-09-29T12:50:39+01:00September 18th, 2023|Buildings, Maintenance, Retail, Uncategorised|

Consulting experts like Weatherwise on weather planning in the winter months as a business owner can be incredibly beneficial and cost-effective for several reasons. The weather in the UK in winter can often bring businesses to a standstill if not properly planned. Whether you have a business premises, retail shop or office for your employees

Know your grit: what is gritting salt?

By |2023-07-19T12:06:25+01:00August 4th, 2023|Construction, Engineering, Maintenance|

What is gritting salt? Is it just your average salt? The type you might put over your fish 'n chips? No. It’s not. You need to know your grit!   If you are in the market for grit you may be here wanting to know: "What is gritting salt?" So, let’s explore what gritting salt

How to keep your premises safe in snow and ice

By |2023-06-06T15:31:44+01:00June 16th, 2023|Uncategorised|

Preventing slip and fall accidents: Ice and snow create slippery surfaces that increase the risk of slip and fall accidents. These accidents can result in injuries ranging from minor bruises to severe fractures or head trauma. By proactively preparing for icy and snowy conditions, you can reduce the likelihood of such accidents occurring on your

Who is responsible for gritting my premises?

By |2023-05-23T11:28:20+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Architecture, Buildings, Maintenance, News|

In order to keep our roads safe, effective gritting is essential. However, it is not always clear who is responsible for gritting the roads. If you are here and reading this, it’s likely you are unclear about your responsibility. In this article, we will answer the question; who is responsible for gritting my premises? Gritting

How gritting works and who’s responsible for doing it?

By |2023-04-12T16:10:29+01:00April 12th, 2023|Architecture, Buildings, Construction, Engineering, Maintenance, Marketing, News|

Gritting roads is essential during the winter months in the UK. Knowing how gritting works as a business owner can ensure the roads and pathways around a premises are safe for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians. The process of gritting involves spreading salt or grit on the road surfaces to prevent ice. It’s something we take

Gritting Leicester – Weatherwise have that covered

By |2021-08-11T12:33:59+01:00August 11th, 2021|News|

Gritting Leicester - Weatherwise Services have that covered The four seasons in the UK all have a distinctness, yet climate change can sometimes make the distinctions blurred: Winter is generally defined as the months of December, January and February. Spring is March, April and May. Summer June, July, August Autumn is September, October, November.  Gritting