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Most Popular Homemade Ice Melts. Are They Effective?


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The winter months are rapidly approaching, so there will be snow, ice, treacherous sidewalks, and parking lots. We are all aware of the added risks of winter weather and slick sidewalks and entrances.

It is vital to remove dangerous icy conditions outside your business. Using the non-chloride ice melt is the most excellent approach to prevent slips and falls caused by snowy sidewalks, parking lots, and entryways.

There are many commercial ice-melting products and services on the market right now. They can do a great job of getting the ice off the streets, but they may leave behind residues, attack the concrete chemically, and hurt plants. In addition, ice melt damage concrete repair is expensive and time-consuming.

People try to use homemade remedies for snow removal to avoid this damage. Let’s learn more about some popular homemade ice melts and their effectiveness.

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Most Popular Homemade Ice Melts


Salt is the simplest ice melter you can find around the house. Spread the plain salt over the area that is covered in snow. Even though it is a typical homemade ice melt, it is highly corrosive. It will leave your concrete and surroundings damaged. It also corrodes machinery and vehicles.

Baking Soda

Sprinkle baking soda on the snow and then wait for the ice to melt. But you must ensure you do not immediately use the path sprinkled with soda. Hence, it is not very practical for businesses.

Isopropyl Alcohol 

Take a bottle of isopropyl alcohol with an alcohol purity level of at least 70%. Include between two and three drops of liquid dishwashing detergent in the mixture. More than moderate doses can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs. In addition, it might lead to even more ice building up.

Beet juice

It’s safe for dogs, cats, and other animals you own to consume tiny amounts of beet juice. However, it will give your driveway and walkways a purple tint. To prevent stains, you must wipe and wash the surface after each application.

How To Handle Ice Melt Damage Concrete Repair

Porousness is a property of concrete. The rock salt and water are absorbed as the ice melts into liquid form. As the melted water expands and applies internal pressure, the concrete begins to crack. 

If any cracks in your driveway are growing, you should fix them immediately. Patching comprises filling in tiny cracks or holes using asphalt or concrete sealant. 

The best option is to replace driveways with significant degradation, such as deep cracks, pits, and potholes. This alternative, however, will cost more than patching or resurfacing.

Safe Thaw: The Best Non-Chloride Ice Melt

A non-toxic, chemical-free ice melt is Safe Thaw. The optimal ice melter should also be capable of acting as a pre-treatment. Few ice melts can prevent ice from sticking to surfaces for up to three days after use. For three days, Safe Thaw works to stop ice from adhering to the surface. To protect your concrete and lengthen its lifespan, it will keep melting ice in a liquid state for a longer time. 

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Most ice-melting salts contain chloride in one shape or another. These toxic compounds damage metals and concrete. We are fortunate to have Safe Thaw ice melt, which keeps your winters safe and chemical-free.

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