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The Best Way To Keep Your Concrete Driveway Ice-Free


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If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, then you know about ice. The white stuff can be a huge pain to remove from your driveway, which is why we’ve put together this list of the best ways to get rid of it. From using warm water to scraping with sand and more, we have all the tips you need for an easy cleanup job after the storm passes.

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We’ll also answer the most common question from the homeowners: Can you use ice melt on your roof?

Using ice melt on your driveway

People often ask – Does deicer melt ice? Here’s the answer. 

Safe Thaw Ice Melt is a urea-based ice melt designed to be safe for concrete, kids, pets, and the planet. 

Safe Thaw’s non-corrosive formula can be used on concrete driveways, lawns, and decking material without discoloring or damaging the surface. You can use ice melt on your roof as well. Safe Thaw crystal leaches out a deicing liquid and speeds up the melting process even at a temperature as low as (-25) °F. In addition, ice melting crystals prevent water from reforming to destabilize and melt ice particles in 10-minutes.


Shoveling off the top layer of snow and ice regularly to prevent it from becoming compacted is one of the most effective ways to remove ice. Shoveling can be done by hand or with a snow shovel. When you remove the first layer of snow, it will be easier to remove any subsequent layers because they won’t be as packed down.

Try to shovel the snow just after the storm when it’s fresh. It is always easier to remove the fresh snow than chunks of ice that form later.


A snowblower is a handy tool for clearing snow and ice from your driveway. Snow blowers are an efficient way to remove snow from driveways or sidewalks. They move snow up to 10-15 feet and can also be used for light snowfall.

Snow blowers are designed to move the snow at a high rate of speed and can easily clear your driveway in no time. They’re also ideal if you have a large area that needs clearing, as they can clear larger amounts of snow in each pass than shovels would be able to handle alone. The best part is that these machines don’t require much effort on your part—they simply need electricity, which makes them easy to use as well!

Lukewarm water 

Another effective way to get rid of ice is to use hot water. Spray the driveway with lukewarm water and scrape off the ice with a shovel. Use a spray bottle filled with warm water or even just take your garden hose and spray it all over your driveway. This will help melt away the ice so you can remove it easily with a shovel or scraper. 

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Now that you’ve read through these tips, you can decide which method is best for your home. There are always multiple ways to solve a problem, and it’s up to you which one seems the most convenient option. Hopefully, these ideas help you make your life a little easier!

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