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National Parks & Salt

Did you know that the vast majority of national parks across Canada and the United States don’t use salt?

Salt attracts wild animals, which can create quite a nuisance for park goers. It can also have deadly ramifications if a harmful chemical like calcium chloride or magnesium chloride is present. An excellent alternative to salt is our Winter Warrior Enviro LEADer™ Icemelter.

It will not attract animals and affect the surrounding vegetation in any way. Enviro LEADer is also non-corrosive, so it won’t harm vehicles. To learn more about this product, please consult our website at XYNYTH.com.

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Icemelter and new concrete (12 months old!)

A question we frequently get is “if Icemelter is safe to apply on new concrete?”

The answer is no, as newly poured concrete needs time to cure and settle. The application of icemelter on concrete less than 12 months old may weaken the concrete structure making it more susceptible to damage in the future.

In order to reduce slipping, falling and liability risks, we suggest applying sand on the new concrete slab to give it some traction.
For more information on icemelter and concrete, please refer to our Icemelt Resource Centre.

GroundWorks is UREA FREE!

GroundWorks Natural™ Icemelter is a pet-friendly icemelter, and it does not contain urea (sometimes listed as Carbonyl Diamide or Carbamide Resin), as Urea is very harmful to the environment even with very little amount.

Urea based ice melts are generally the ones labeled as safe for use around pets. However, with a practical working temperature of around -3.9°C / 25°F, urea is not a very effective ice melting product. Whereas GroundWorks will go down to – 23°C / -9°F, it melts the ice as much as it protects your pets’ paws.

Moreover, when urea washes off of driveways, it often ends up in the most nearby stream or river. Urea contains nitrogen and when released into the environment turns to ammonia, which can be quite toxic to aquatic life even in small amounts.

So when it comes to pet-safe icemelter, eco-friendly GroundWorks Natural™ Icemelter is your top choice!

Find out more about GroundWorks Natural™ Icemelter @ the XYNYTH Website

La Niña is coming! Again!

La Niña is characterized by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Equatorial Pacific, compared to El Niño, which is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures.

This is the second consecutive La Niña winter. Last year’s episode was atypically short, forming in November 2016 and gone by February 2017.

It seems that the upcoming La Niña of 2017–2018 is going to be weak and relatively short-lived, too. The equatorial waters of the eastern and central Pacific are only slightly cooler than usual, which means that the effects of La Niña are expected to be weaker. So stay warm and stay safe during this winter!

Don’t be stuck, for the most snow to fall from mid-December to mid-February .  Are you ready for it? Make sure you are. Stock up and visit www.xynyth.com

Message from the President

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the VERY BEST this holiday season.
I’d like to start by telling how much I appreciate the enthusiasm, determination, and work styles that you each bring to the table. As we close out 2017 and as 2018 begins to dawn, it seems like a great time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished, the journey we’ve taken to get to where we are, and the plans we have for an exciting, bright future. I am truly honored and thankful to be able to work with each of you and hope that this holiday season is a special one for you and your families. May it be filled with great joy and long lasting memories.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS !!!!!!