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The Best Ways To De-Ice Your Driveway


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When winter hits, it’s not uncommon for the weather to get so bad that your car can’t even make it out of the driveway. Whether you’re stuck at home or on a business trip and in need of help from someone else, having ice-free driveways is something everyone should strive for. There are many ways to do this with products ranging from salt and de-icing spray to anti-icers such as liquid calcium chloride (CaCl2). If you’re wondering what can I use to melt ice on new concrete, we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you need to know about each option

Shovel it off: If there’s just a little bit of snow and ice on your driveway, use a shovel or scoop to clear it off manually (and then sweep away any leftover snow). This method works best if you can wipe away all traces of ice within one hour after applying heat (the hotter weather will cause new layers of frost to form).

Safe Thaw - Best Ice Melt For Asphalt

Safe Thaw

Safe Thaw was created as the ice management solution for tough winter environments. Ideal in commercial and industrial properties, shops, government agencies, bridges, and construction.

Sand Is Messy. 

It can be hard to spread evenly. 

Sand can also be expensive, given its tendency to run out at the end of winter. 

You may need several bags or a significant quantity for your driveway, (depending on its size and length). 

Use Chemical Deicers At Your Own Risk. 

Chemical deicers are not environmentally friendly and can damage your lawn, other plants, and the environment.

Avoid using chemical deicers on your driveway if at all possible. 

The chemicals they contain can damage your car’s paint job and other surfaces around your property that come in contact with them (such as sidewalks).

What Can I Use To Melt Ice On New Concrete?

Safe Thaw is the ice melt that works best for industrial use. 

A modified crystalline amide core, glycol admixture, and traction agents are the essential components of Safe Thaw. Its outer layer quickly melts and liquefies, shattering the ice surface. After entering the ice structure, the crystalline amide core of Safe Thaw is broken down for quicker melting.

However, if your concrete is less than one year old, we don’t recommend using any ice melt. 

What Is The Best Ice Melt For Asphalt?

Safe Thaw has developed a unique urea-modified ice melt product that is 100% natural and environment-friendly. With special ice-melting boosters and unique surfactants with glycols, there is zero liability on any of your surfaces or vegetation.

100% salt & chloride-free, fast acting Ice Management Solution


We hope these tips have given you some information to help you keep your driveway ice-free this winter. If you use a chemical deicer, follow the instructions and wear gloves when handling any chemicals. Avoid using salt because it can corrode your car’s undercarriage if used improperly or excessively.

Try Also Our Other Winter Safety Products:

Safe Paw

The Original and #1 Selling Pet and Child Safe Ice Melt for over 20 years. Guaranteed environmentally safe –It won’t harm animals or children, and it won’t damage your property. That’s Safe Paw.  Safe Paw can change how winter affects our planet.

Safe Paw Ice Melt - 8 Lb Jug

Walk On Ice

The handy disposable canister can be taken everywhere, with the same 100% naturally occurring minerals that provide instant traction on ice or snow. Use it on sidewalks, steps, or as an instant traction agent for your car.

Walk On Ice - Traction Agent
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